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Architecture: Books and e-books

Library Discovery Search

Search includes books, journal articles and e-resources

Finding Books in the Library

To find out if a specific book is in the LSBU HUB Library, you just need to check the Discovery search tool. This will show you the location of a book -  its shelf mark - and other details.

To do a simple search - enter the author's surname and one or two words from the title:

e.g.  research methods for architecture lucas

Then click on the title to access information about the availability of the item.



Finding Books and other physical resources

When you have found the book that you want in our online catalogue, make a note of the 'class'  or shelf number. Use the shelving reference on our maps to see which area of the library you will find it. You can view and download our Southwark Campus Library subject browsing guide A-Z below.

LSBU Hub Subject Browsing Guide A-Z


Click on the map to see it full size. 

Key Locations


700 Art in general
701 Theory of art
709 History of art
711 Area planning
711.4 City planning
712  Landscape architecture (design)
720 Architecture
720.23 Architecture as a career
720.284 Architectural drawing
720.285 Computer applications in Architecture 
720.286 Remodelling of buildings
720.288 Maintenance, repair, conservation and restoration of buildings
720.3  Dictionaries and glossaries 
720.42 Inclusive environments
720.47 Architecture and the environment
720.483 Tall buildings
720.68 Architectural management and practice
720.9 History and individual architects
721 Architectural construction
722 - 724 Architectural periods
722 Ancient architecture
723  Medieval architecture 300-1400
724.1  Architecture from 1400-1800
724.5 Architecture from 1800-1899
724.6  Architecture from 1900-1999
724.7  Architecture from 2000
725-728 Specific types of buildings
725  Public buildings
725.1 Government buildings
725.2 Commercial buildings
725.8 Recreation buildings
726 Ecclesiastical buildings
728 Residential buildings
729 Architectural design and decoration
729.1  Design in vertical plane
729.19 Inscriptions and lettering
729.2 Design in horizontal plane (Plans and planning)
729.28 Lighting
729.29 Acoustics
729.4  Painted and architectural decoration
730  Sculpture 
740 Drawing and decorative art
745  Design and decorative art 
745.2 Industrial design
745.4  Design


347 Law Treatises
347.225 Construction law
347.2255 Construction contracts
363.69 Preservation of historic buildings and environments
658 Management (business; engineering; industrial)
658.99 Construction management
690 Building construction
690.0286 Green or sustainable buildings
692.3 Building standards and specifications
692.4 Building contracts
692.6 Building supervision
693 Systems of building construction

Aesthetics 701.17

Aesthetics: philosophy 111.85

Ancient architecture 722

Architect’s detail drawings 692.2

Architectural drawing 720.284

Architectural drawings 720.222

Architectural periods 722-724

Architectural practice 720.68

Architectural schools and styles 720.9

Architecture of specific countries 720.9

Art theory 701.1

Baroque architecture 724.19

Baroque arts 709.033

BIM 690.0285

BIM in architectural practice 720.285

Building estimates 692.5

Building information modeling - see BIM

Building regulations and codes 692.9

Careers in Architecture 720.23

Cathedrals 726.6

Churches 726.5

City planning and design 711.4

Computer graphics 006.6

Conservation and restoration 363.69

Design, general 745 | 745.4

Design, architectural 729

Domestic architecture 728

Ecclesiastical architecture 726

Energy conservation, Architecture 720.472

Energy management in building 697

Environment and Architecture 720.47

Gothic architecture 723.5

Gothic revival 724.3

Green buildings 720.47

Islamic architecture 723.3

Islamic arts, general 709.56

IT in construction 690.0285

Landscape design and gardening  712

Le Corbusier 720.944

Management in architecture 720.68

Real estate investment and development 333.33

Renewable energy 333.794

Renewable energy resources / Engineering 621.4

Residential buildings 728

Romanesque architecture 723.4

Signage 659.134

Site planning 720.28

Sustainable architecture 720.47

Urban redevelopment 711.59

Vernacular architecture 728

Visual theory 701.15

Wayfinding 659.134

e-Book Databases

E-book LibGuide

E-books Libguide

See our E-book LibGuide for support using e-books.