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About the Hight Library

All are invited to visit the Architecture Library to study, borrow books, and browse periodicals. Near our circulation desk are Mac computers, scanners, and a printer available for all of our university community. Use the Library Search System to find print and electronic resources available to you.

Please check with our library staff before planning a visit during evenings and weekends for Storrs Hall building access information.  

Storrs Hall, which opened in the Spring of 1990, was designed to include an architecture library to support the academic mission of the former College of Architecture (now the School of Architecture, housed within the College of Arts + Architecture). In 1993 a collaborative effort began between the College and Atkins Library to establish what eventually became known as the Architectural Resource Center (ARC). When Dean Charles C. Hight, FAIA stepped down as dean in 2001, the name was changed to the Charles C. Hight Architecture Resource Center, in recognition of Dean Hight’s service to the College and University. In 2007 the ARC became the Charles C. Hight Architecture Library, reflecting its designation as the university’s first branch library.

--Courtesy of Dr. Lee E. Gray, former interim director of the J. Murrey Atkins Library, 2001-2002--

More about Dean Hight’s accomplishments and national impact in the field of architectural education and training can be heard in an oral history interview in Goldmine, a digital collection of the Department of Special Collections at J. Murrey Atkins Library.

The Library space features special artwork from our College of Arts and Architecture (CoA+A) students and faculty:

  • Fragments from the Library of Babel is a mural installation adorning the library walls.
  • Two display cases (vitrines) outside the library entrance will also showcase the talents and creativity of the CoA+A community in a future exhibit.

The Architecture Library operates under the policies of Atkins Library.