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Library resources & research guide for Architecture courses

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You might like to browse the library shelves to find something of interest in your field. Books are arranged by subject using the Library of Congress call number system. The call number is located on the book spine.

Circulating books with these call numbers are located on the 5th floor.

N – Fine Arts
NA - Architecture

NB - Sculpture

NC - Drawing, Design

ND - Painting

NE - Print Media

NK - Decorative Arts including Interior Design

NX - Arts in General

Circulating books with these call numbers are located on the 6th floor.

SB – Plant Culture including Landscape Architecture

TH - Building Construction including Decorative Furnishings
TR - Photography

TT - Handicrafts, Arts and Crafts


Browsing is too time consuming if you have a specific topic.  For example, if you’re looking for an historical, sociological, psychological aspect of a topic, you might find something in the B, D, E, F or H sections of the library.  For specific topics, use the FIU Library Catalog.

When searching for resources on a specific topic, you'll need to search a library catalog.

To locate resources in the FIU Libraries' collections search the FIU Libraries Catalog.

To identify resources outside of the FIU Libraries, use the catalogs below.  Then, borrow a resource using ILLiad, our interlibrary loan service.  Click here to open your free ILLiad account.

For additional libraries in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach counties, click here.

Use ILLiad (interlibrary loan) to order books that we do not own.  Open your ILLiad account asap. 

Order a book and you will be notified through email that your book has arrived.  Books generally arrive within 2 weeks.

TIP: When searching WorldCat, click on the book title and use the Send Request to Illiad link to order the book.  Sign-in to Illiad and the database will fill in the form for you!