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A guide to print and electronic resources available at CCA Libraries

CCA Library Collection

You can search by keywords, author names, book titles, etc. Effective keywords include the names of architects (Zaha Hadid), building styles (brutalism, beaux arts), or construction methods or materials (modular, LEED, concrete).

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  • Adding the keyword architecture (or urban planning, etc.) can help exclude non-relevant results. 
  • Limit keywords to 2-4 relevant terms.
  • Be careful with spelling.

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Books in the library are organized by subject. Most works on architecture are shelved under NA (Fine Arts - Architecture), but you will also find relevant books under H (Social Sciences)NK (Decorative Arts), and T (Technology). Most of CCA's books on architecture are housed in the Simpson Library on the San Francisco campus.

HT Social Sciences - Communities
HT 51-395 Urban planning, urbanization, regional planning, etc.
NA Fine Arts - Architecture
NA 1-1995 Architectural history, individual architects
NA 2000-2599 General works, theory, and criticism
NA 2695-2793 Architectural drawing and design
NA 2835-4050 Details and decoration
NA 4100-8480 Buildings classed by material, form, and type
NA 9000-9428 Aesthetics of cities. City planning and beautifying
NK Decorative Arts
NK 1700-2195 Interior decoration
NK 2200-3496 Furniture, furnishings
T Technology, engineering
TH 1-9745 Building construction, architectural engineering, systems
TK 1-9971 Electrical engineering, electronics, lighting