The Broward County Library (BCL) and Florida Atlantic University (FAU) have a partnership designed to meet the needs of architecture students. This partnership includes cataloging, processing, maintaining materials, reference assistance, bibliographic instruction, and circulation privileges.

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Print Sources - Books

The Reference Section, located on the fifth floor of the Broward County Main Library, provides a variety of reference materials. Circulating books on architecture are located on the fourth floor of the Broward County Main Library.

Note: Books on architecture are available at many branches of the Broward County Library and are classified in the following Dewey Decimal sections: Building and Construction 690-699, Landscape Architecture 712, and Architecture 720-729.


The Broward County Library’s collection of electronic books is available through NetLibrary or OverDrive.

Reference Databases

Expanded Academic ASAP (website) provides links to full-text articles from Architectural Digest and other architecture journals. With a Broward County Library card and Internet access, you may search this database from any home or office computer.

Links to Websites on Architecture

Additional information on architecture may be found on the following websites:

ipl2: Information You Can Trust - website
This is a searchable and annotated subject directory of internet resources that provide accurate, factual information on many topics. To start, type “Architecture” or a related keyword in the search box.

American Society of Landscape Architects - website
The Society offers information about landscape architects in America.

Architectural Associations, Organizations, and Research Institutes - University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries - website
This website provides links to the websites of architectural associations, organizations, and research institutes world-wide.

Architectural Digest Online - website
General information about architectural designs is provided for consumers.

Center for Architecture - website
This website details information for the professional architect as well as for public viewers and educators seeking information on architecture.

The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation - website
Included in this website are biographical information and educational pieces on architectural designer Frank Lloyd Wright.

Library of Congress American Memory Collections: Art and Architecture - website
The Library of Congress features an array of information on architecture.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Museum – Architecture and Design Collections - website
MIT presents educational information about architecture and design in the MIT Museum.

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) - Architecture and Design - website
Information about the collections at the MoMA relating to architecture and design is presented here.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics - website
This site offers information about the architecture profession, including current statistics and tracts for students interested in the field. To begin, go to the home page and type “Architects” or a related keyword in the search box.

Community Resources

Broward County Historical Commission - website
301 Harmon Avenue (S.W. 13th Avenue), Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
Phone: 954-357-5553
Fax:     954-357-5522

Florida Atlantic University School of Architecture - website
FAU/BCC Higher Education Complex,
111 East Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Phone: 954-762-5655
Fax:     954-762-5673

Fort Lauderdale Historical Society - website
219 SW 2nd Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Phone: 954-463-4431
Fax:     954-523-6228


Updated 6/13