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Architecture & Design

Taylor Family Digital Library

Centre for Arts & Culture
TFDL 5th floor

Visual & Performing Arts (VP Arts)
TFDL 3rd floor

  • Additional service desk for Architecture & Design as well as Videos and Images
  • Collections:
    - Architecture print reference
    - Art and Architecture booklets (e.g. Canadian exhibition catalogues)
    - Canadian art/architect files
    - Video collection
  • Video viewing and sound recording listening facilities

TFDL General Collection for:

  • Newer and heavily-used print books & journals
  • Architecture books with NA call numbers on 5th floor
  • SB Landscape Architecture, TH Building Construction, and TS Industrial Design publications on 6th floor

For items in the High Density Library (HDL), place a HOLD as directed by Library Catalogue.

Nickle Galleries
TFDL 1st Floor

Spatial and Numeric Data Services
TFDL 4th floor

  • Includes CAD format, City Files, Calgary fire insurance plans (paper), digital maps & census data
  • Visualization room - coming soon
  • Large format scanner available
  • Request in advance access to Calgary airphotos and paper maps

TFDL Learning Commons

  • Service Desk - 1st floor
    • Integrated reference and circulation services
    • For research assistance of a general nature
    • LCR staff
  • Tech Support - 2nd floor
    • IT staff

About the Architecture & Design Subject Guide

This guide is intended to help you get started with your architecture and design research - including the history of architecture, professional practice of architecture, building construction, landscape architecture, and industrial/product design.

If you are not sure where to start, book an appointment with your Architecture & Design Librarian for help with:

  • General orientation to architecture and design collections and services
  • Assignments and research papers
  • Thesis and research literature review assistance
  • Electronic databases, including identifying, accessing, searching, and retrieving fulltext articles and high-resolution images
    • E.g. Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals;
    • E.g. 2 Design and Applied Arts Index (DAAI)
    • E.g. 3 ARTstor digital image database
  • Book a LCR instruction class for your students and/or have an online handout prepared for a specific architecture or design course or assigment.
  • Feedback on LCR services

Recommend an Item for Purchase

Recommend an Item for Purchase
Students, faculty and staff can recommend a book, DVD, CD, digital image or other item for purchase.

Donate to the Library

Donations of books, exhibition catalogues, DVDs and, of course, monetary donations are welcome!

Donated material must be in good condition and normally must not duplicate materials already held by LCR.

For further information, contact Molly Taylor, Gifts Coordinator, Collections, MLB425B, Libraries and Cultural Resources; phone: (403) 220-3797.

Ask Your Architecture Librarian

Linda Fraser
Architecture Librarian; 
Archivist, Canadian Architectural Archives

Contact Info:
Phone: (403) 220-7662
Office: TFDL 530B (Ask for me at the Arts & Culture desk, TFDL 5th floor or phone ahead)

Architecture, Canadian Architectural Archives