The Library has the following titles in print format which regularly include articles relevant to Architecture:
Journals are all for use in the Library only. Current issues are displayed on the periodical stand in the Reading Room while back issues may be found downstairs in the subject area indicated above. Many e-journals are also available . For more information, select the Finding Articles page
Books of interest to Architecture students are shelved in the Lower and Upper Library under the following classification numbers (Dewey Decimal Classification):
|710||Town and Country Planning|
|722-724||General history of Architecture|
|726||Churches, cathedrals etc|
|727||School, college, university buildings|
|728||Residential buildings (including British country houses)|
Oversize books are located in the Lower Library (001 – 939) and in the Reading Room (940 – 999) and pamphlets can be found in the Lower Library (001-999).
Books on general periods and trends in art can be found at 700-710.
Books are catalogued on SOLO, Oxford Univerity's library catalogue. This is freely available from any internet connection, and you do not need to sign in to search the catalogue.
The following reference books are shelved in the Reading Room, as well as other bibliographies, dictionaries and encyclopaedias:
|Building conservation directory 1998||720.288 BUI|
|A biographical dictionary of British architects, 1600-1840 (Howard Colvin)||720.941 COL|
|Oxford Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture||720.3 CUR|
|Listed Buildings, Conservation Areas and Monuments||720.288 MYN|
|Penguin Dictionary of Architecture||720.3 FLE|
|Country Houses of England (Blue Guide)||728.80941 TYA|
|English medieval architects: a biographical dictionary down to 1550||942 HAR|
|Concise glossary of architectural terms||720.9 PAR|
|Bibliography of vernacular architecture||016.7286 HAL/PIT|
|Encyclopaedia of architecture||720.3 YAR|
The library also holds a complete set of Pevsner's Buildings of England for loan (720.942) including multiple copies of the volumes on Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Oxfordshire which are housed in the Local Collection.
Dissertations, portfolios and theses written by Continuing Education students ONLY are available for consultation in the Library. Recent years are shelved under the stairs in the Lower Library, ask staff for older titles. Not all subjects are represented but a list of titles held is available in the Library for consultation.
For more information on searching for theses in general, please select the Finding Theses tab