Nick: Environmental Design Library
April 23, 2013 § Leave a comment
There is another post on this library by another person in the DeCal. I shall try to not cover all of the same information. The collection itself came into being in 1964 with the Wurster building. It contains the collections of the previously separate Architecture, Landscape Architecture, City and Regional Planning and Decorative Arts. It specializes in these fields and has a rare book collection. However, many are located at NRLF. To request the a book one has to see the Circulation Desk or email the Circulation Supervisor.
When one walks into the library on the second floor of Wurster, the first desk on the left is for circulation purposes. If one follows that desk around a corner and on the left there will be a Reference desk. However, it is not always staffed as it has separate hours. There are about 15 computers available for use. There are some hidden in the back of the library near the bound volumes. The library itself is only one floor, but will give the impression of being larger with the open view into the studio rooms on the floor above.
I would recommend this library not only for architectural history but also the information regarding urban planning.
Current hours are
Reference Services 1PM-5PM
Over the summer the hours change
It is closed on the weekends.