VCU Libraries

Research Guides


Browsing Architecture

Books in Cabell Library are filed using the Library of Congress system which groups books into subject areas.
Some of the broad Architecture subject areas begin with the following call numbers:

NA 1-9428 -- Architecture

NA 1-60 -- General

NA 190-1555.5 -- History

NA 2000-2320 -- Study and Teaching. Research

NA 2400-2460 -- Museums. Exhibitions

NA 2599.5-2599.9 -- Architectural Criticism

NA 2695-2793 -- Architectural Drawing and Design

NA2835-4050 -- Details and Decoration

NA4170-(7020) -- Public Buildings

NA4590-5621 -- Religious Architecture

NA7100-7884 -- Domestic Architecture. Houses. Dwelling

NA9000-9428 -- Aesthetics of Cities. City Planning and beautifying

Art Browsery

Look. Learn. Create.
Visit the Art Browsery on the 4th floor of Cabell Library to see a selection of new visually rich books available for checkout.

Google Books

Google Book Search

Featured Architecture Books

How to Find Ebooks

To find ebooks in VCU Libraries collections:

  1. Go to the homepage of the library website,
  2. Type your search into the yellow bar and click Search.

  3. On the right-hand side of your results page, filter by Material Type (Books) and Show Only (Access Online). 
    You may also want to filter by Publication Date.

  4. View ebooks available to you through VCU Libraries across various platforms. 

Architecture Theses and Dissertations

Dissertations may be useful sources for researching the state of the field and the bibliographies can often provide
a wealth of new sources.

Interlibrary Loan

If you can't find the book, article, or dissertation that you want at VCU, try these resources to find what you need.