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Architecture & Urban Design: Print Resources for Architects at Fordham

The Architecture & Urban Design Research Guide will assist researchers interested in exploring related topics within the field of architecture.

Architecture Guides & Handbooks

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Fordham Library Catalog

Search the Fordham Library catalog for books, ebooks, periodicals, government documents, videos, maps etc. held by Fordham at all campuses. Go to the Fordham Library website for Advanced Searching in the Fordham Library catalog (under "Catalogs & Collections"). 



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InterCampusLoans - You can request books held at Fordham Libraries - Walsh, Quinn, or Westchester Libraries to be sent to your 'home' campus library.

Patrons with active library accounts may place holds on library materials--either to be transferred between Fordham's libraries or for convenient pickup at the owning campus library. These requests can be made by:

  • using the "Place Hold" function in the Fordham Library Catalog
  • sending an email to, providing the title, author and call number of the item being requested, and the desired campus pickup library
  • visiting any campus library Circulation Desk in person
  • calling:
    • RH: 718-817-5109
    • LC: 212-636-6062
    • FW: 914-367-3060

If the item is on the shelf at the other library, every effort will be made to deliver it in 1-2 business days. A notification email will be sent to your Fordham email account when the item is available for pickup at your home library.

Items will remain on hold for 5 business days. Please contact the pickup library by e-mail ( or at one of the phone numbers above to make alternate arrangements if you are unable to retrieve your requested hold within 5 days.

You also may visit any campus

Search Worldcat and order books at other libraries using InterLibrary Loan

WorldCat is the global catalog of library collections containing over 46 million records from libraries in over 65 countries.  You can make an InterLibrary Loan request directly from the WorldCat entry for material that Fordham does not own.

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Google Books

Google Books contains over 15 millions scanned books.  Books can be viewed in 1 of 4 ways depending on their status: full text pdf for books out of copyright or with publisher's permission; limited preview of pages (sometimes quite extensive); snippet (a few sentences that include your search terms); or no preview.  Bibliographic information is provided for each book including links to reviews, author info, web references, and related books.

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Reference & Instruction Department

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Fordham University Libraries

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Quinn Library  ♦  Lincoln Center Campus  ♦  212-636-6050   
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