Student Resources

Architecture Library

Architecture Library

The CCNY Architecture Library is open to all CUNY students, faculty, and staff. Below is a summary of our services for the Spring 2023 semester. If there are additional changes during the semester, we will post here.

Access to the library

CCNY members with a current, valid ID may access all CCNY Libraries during operating hours. Patrons must comply with CCNY Libraries’ Policies. Visitors with valid IDs from other CUNY campuses may also access CCNY Libraries during operating hours. Visitors must comply with CCNY’s Guest Access Policies.



  • Walk-in reference questions are welcomed! Need help finding the right book or researching a topic? Ask the circulation staff
  • For in-depth reference services email directly:
  • Book a virtual appointment: HERE



Architecture Research Guide

Visit the research guide for more in-depth assistance with architecture and related subjects, including specific architecture databases, research guides for different disciplines, and resources on the built environment.


Provides access to eBooks, a massive index of articles, and more, all in one search result.


Access the library’s A-Z list of databases remotely, using your CCNY email credentials.


24/7 access to nearly 700,000 ebooks for the 2022-2023 academic year — view and download from anywhere.
Select: Art, Architecture & Applied Arts subject category


24/7 access to more than 118,000 electronic journals — view and download from anywhere.
Select: Art, Architecture & Applied Arts subject category

Inter-Library Loan (ILL)

ILL allows you to borrow journal articles and book chapters that are NOT available through CCNY Libraries.



  • Materials have a 2 hour-loan period, unless noted otherwise
  • Reserve items may be used outside of the library (except for reserve items from the CWE Library)
  • Reserve items MUST be returned to the library circulation desk from where they were borrowed
  • Fines will be charged for reserve items returned to a different library or put into a drop box —  always return materials to a person behind the desk!
  • Calculators (graphing and scientific) are available to borrow at Cohen, Science, and Architecture Libraries. Calculators are available for 2 hours.


All CUNY Libraries will suspend regular overdue fines and recall overdue fines. Reserve fines and lost item fines will remain. City College students are now allowed 9 online renewals.



The Architecture Library has 23 available computers equipped with the latest architectural software for in-person use during library hours. These computers are designated only for students and faculty currently in the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture programs and the Sustainability Master’s program. All patrons who wish to use the Electronic Classroom must sign-in at the circulation desk. Priority will be given to classes being taught in the computer lab. Patrons using CCNY computers must abide by the CUNY Policy on Acceptable Use of Computer Resources.



  • More information can be found on the Architecture Library Website
  • Study Rooms available for 2 hours to groups of 3 or more, or for Zoom conferences. All group members will need to sign-in at the circulation desk.
  • Journals, magazines, and newsletters [2009-present] in the Lounge
  • Free high-quality scanning is available
  • Plotter is available — payment is made through students’ Flex Accounts
  • Sanborn maps available upon request at the circulation desk
  • Bulletin board at front of library with new scholarship, internship, and job postings



Architecture Library updates; current job, internship, and scholarship postings; book sales; and fun library happenings get posted daily! Tag @ccnyarchlibrary in your architecture, Spitzer, and CCNY posts for a chance to be featured on the social media.


Headshot of Nilda Sanchez, smiling at the camera.

Nilda Sanchez-Rodriguez

Assoc. Professor; Division Chief, Architecture Library

Phone: 212-650-8766


Office: SSA101

Architecture Library


  • In-Person

Monday:          9:00 am – 7:00 pm

Tuesday:          9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Wednesday:    9:00 am – 7:00 pm

Thursday:        9:00 am – 7:00 pm

Friday:            9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday:         Closed

Sunday:            Closed

*Chat service not available





141 Convent Avenue
New York, NY 10031
Room: 101

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