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The Library welcomes recommendations from staff and students, provided they are current editions and support the learning, teaching and research interests of the University. Make your request through the Collection Recommendation Service.

New Journals
Library News for Architecture

Climate Change Reading List

Working with the Canterbury Architecture School Climate Action Network (CASCAN) the Library has curated a reading list of resources on the climate crisis and sustainable design.

The reading list can be viewed online at - Climate Change Reading List.

The library offers over 200,000 print and electronic books.  Print books are arranged by shelf number, which are found using LibrarySearch and on the book binding, the most relevant numbers are -

Subject Shelf Number
Architects: by name 720.92
Architectural drawing 720.284
Building materials 691
Designing with specific materials 721.044
Green architecture 720.47
Houses 728
Interior decoration 747
Interior structures 729
Landscape design 729
Lighting 729.28
Modern architecture 724
Professional practice 720.23
Structural elements 721
Town planning 711.4
Twenty first century architecture 724.7
Urban communities 307.76

Journals provide up to date research in your area of study, they may be available in print or electronic format and can be found using LibrarySearch. A list of all current journals can be found using the Journals A-Z, the most relevant are -

Databases bring together specialist collections of articles, images and electronic books. A list of all current databases can be found using the Databases A-Z, the most relevant are -

Moving Image Resources
Podcast Resources
Image Resources

Archives offer access to rare and unique insight into the work of artists and creators, and often include original letters and artwork. Details of all the collections can be found in the ArchiveSearch, the most relevant for architecture are -

Al-Kailani Collection
Maps the architectural practice of Adnan Al-Kailani through photographs, architectural plans and drawings. His designs influences include - Islamic architecture; Pattern; principles of geometry; and philosophy and religious studies.

Artists BooksArtists Books
Are works of art in a book, or book-like form. The appearance and production of the work is determined by the artist as a limited edition.
Digitised front covers can be viewed in ResourceBank

undefinedCanterbury School of Art Collection
Canterbury School of Art collection contains material from the School of Architecture - prospectuses, student work magazines, reports and photographs..