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Architecture Library Guide

Information regarding resources, services and policies found on the Rensselaer Libraries site apply to all users of the Rensselaer Libraries.

This guide is designed to provide location-specific information about the branch library in the Greene building, and services pertinent to users in the School of Architecture. 

Constitution Day 2018

September 17 is designated Constitution Day and Citizenship Day commemorating the signing of the U.S. Constitution in Philadelphia on September 17, 1787.

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.  -- the Preamble to the United States Constitution.

Fall 2018 Hours

  • Monday - Thursday:  8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Friday:  8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday:  2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Sunday:  3:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Tentative schedule  - dependent upon staffing availability.

Fall hours are in effect September 4 - December 21, 2018. 

Holiday exceptions will be posted.

Staff / Contact

Service Desk   518-276-6465   Contact Us 

LaVerne Sankey               

  • Library Coordinator                  
  • 518-276-6830

Elizabeth Buckley 

  • Cataloging Librarian/Architecture Library Liaison                 
  • 518-276-2069                                         


  • Architecture Library
  • Greene Building 308, 3rd Floor
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • 110 8th Street, Troy, NY 12180

Evening and weekend access to the Greene Building requires a valid RPI ID card issued to current School of Architecture students, faculty and staff.

Student workers

Our library could not operate without our student workers. If you would like to apply for a job in the Architecture Library, please fill out a form and submit it at the Service Desk.

Announcing a New Resource

The Libraries now have access to InfoLit, a series of tutorials and videos designed to develop the user's knowledge and skills in information literacy.

New eBooks

New ebooks added to the libraries' collection:

Architectural Science and the Sun: the Poetics and Pragmatics of Solar Design / by Matt Fajkus and Dason Whitsett

The Green Studio Handbook: Environmental Strategies for Schematic Design / Alison G. Kwok and Walter Grondzik

Paradoxes of Green: Landscapes of a City-State / by Gareth Doherty

New Books

To recommend materials (books, DVDs, etc) for the Libraries collection, please send an email to Elizabeth Buckley with as much information as possible (title, author, publisher, date of publication, ISBN), or a link to the item on a website, and the suggested item will be considered for purchase.