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Browser's Guide to Architecture: the NA Classification

The University of California, Berkeley, Libraries' collections are arranged according to a subject classification system devised by the Library of Congress. Architectural materials are generally assigned to a section of call numbers beginning with the letters NA, although substantial related materials are found in TH (building and construction), NC (drawing and graphic arts), NK (interior architecture and design), GN (vernacular architecture), E-F (U.S. history, historic preservation), HT (city planning), K (architecture and law), LB (buildings for education), RA (hospital design), etc. For a detailed listing see the Library of Congress Classification Outline

The following guide to the NA section will assist the student who wishes to browse this portion of the Environmental Design Library's architectural collection. Note that browsing a collection as large as the Environmental Design Library has considerable limitations: users will miss volumes checked out, in remote storage, in other libraries on campus, and in other classifications. Remember also that architects will need to use many materials beyond those classed NA, and that classifications change over the years, so a thorough search of your subject will require checking the Library catalogs.

If you need help, please be sure to consult the Environmental Design Library reference staff, 210 Wurster Hall.

June 2001. Compiled by Elizabeth D. Byrne, adapted from a guide by Deborah Thompson-Wise, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Library.

Architecture by Subject Classification
Ancient and Classical NA 210-349
Apartment Houses. Flats NA 7860
Architects, U.S. NA737
Architectural Congresses NA 21
Architectural Decoration (by time period, countries, specific elements) NA 3310-4050 
Architectural Design NA 2750-2794 
Architectural Details (by specific items, e.g., stairs) NA 2835-3079 
Architectural Drawing NA 2700-2749
Architectural Practice, Business NA1996
Architectural Societies, Organizations NA 10-20
Architecture and  Law NA 135-150; see also K
Architecture and State (examination, licensing) NA 100-199
Architecture and the Handicapped NA 2545 
Architecture as a Profession NA 1995
Architecture of Special Countries NA 701-1613 
Architecture, U.S.  NA705-729
Architecture, U.S., by City NA735
Architecture, U.S., by State NA730
Baroque, Rococo NA 590-599
Biographies, Collectives, and Directories NA 40-60
Building Codes, California KFC813-814
Building Codes, U.S. KF5701; TH 223
Buildings, by Form, e.g., basilicas NA6700-7010
Buildings, by Material, e.g., wood, masonry NA4100-4145
Buildings, by Use, e.g., public buildings NA4170-8480
Business Management for Architects NA 1996 
Byzantine NA 370s
Churches. Religious Architecture, by country NA5210-6113
Churches. Religious Architecture, by religion, building type NA4590-5621
City Planning/Urban Design NA9000-9430; see also HT 
Climate and Architecture NA 2541-2542
Collected Writings NA 25-30
Collections of Plans and Designs (divided by country) NA 7126
Collections of Plans, Architectural Sketchbooks NA 2600-2635 
Color in Architecture NA 2795 
Commercial Buildings (divided by building type) NA 6210-6289 
Competitions NA 2335-2399 
Construction TH
Criticism NA2599.5-2599.9
Dictionaries & Encyclopedias NA 31
Domestic Architecture by Country NA 7210-7476 
Domestic Architecture, Houses, Dwellings NA 7100-7880 
Drawing (Technique) NA2707-NA2708;  see also NC730s; T369
Drawings NA2700-2749
Early Christian NA 360s
Educational Buildings NA 6590-6610  see also LB
18th Century NA 625-644
Exhibitions NA 2440-2469 
Farm Architecture NA 8200-8260
Gothic NA 440-489, NA 610-619
Health Facilities Design RA967
Historic Preservation NA105, E159
History NA190-1555.5
History, General Works NA7100-7114
Hotels, Inns NA 7800-7850
Hospital Design RA967
House Plans NA7110-7115
Houses NA7100-7884; see also GT165; NA9051; TH4805
Housing NA7550-7559
Industrial Architecture (by building type) NA 6400-6589
International NA 4180-4183
Islamic NA 380s
Landscape Architecture SBs
Library Design Z679
Mausoleums, Cemeteries, Monuments NA6115-6199
Medieval NA 350-489
Military NA 490
Minor Buildings, Gates, Fences, etc. NA 8300-8480
Modern NA 500-699
Museums NA 2400-2429 
National, State, Municipal (divided by building type) NA 4195-4589 
Neoclassicism NA 600-609
19th Century NA 645-679
Norman NA 420
Orders of Architecture NA 2810-2817 
Periodicals & Yearbooks NA 1-9
Public Buildings NA 4170-7010
Religious Architecture of Special Countries NA 5210-6113
Religious Buildings (by religion, subdivided by building type) NA 4590-5095
Renaissance NA 510-589
Rendering NA2780
Restaurants NA 7855
Romanesque NA 390-419
School Buildings NA6590-6610;  see also LB
Site Planning NA2540.5; see also SB472
Study and Teaching NA 2000-2320
Theory, Comprehensive Works, Outlines NA 2500-2599 
20th Century NA 680-699
Urban Design NA9000-9199; HT166-167
Villas (divided by countries) NA 7580-7599
Women as Architects NA 1997


Architects by Country
Country Classification Country Classification
Austria NA 1011.5 India NA 1510
Australia NA 1605 Israel NA 1479
Belgium NA 1173 Italy NA 1123
Brazil NA 859 Japan NA 1559
Bulgaria NA 1393 Mexico NA 759
Canada NA 749 Netherlands NA 1153
China NA 1549 New Zealand NA 1608
Cuba NA 805 Norway NA 1273
Czechoslovakia NA 1034.5 Poland NA 1455.P63
Denmark NA 1223 Romania NA 1433
Egypt NA 1585 Russia NA 1197
Finland NA 1455.F53 South Africa NA 1595
Flanders NA 1173 Soviet Union NA 1197-1199
France NA 1053 Spain NA 1313
Germany NA 1088 Sweden NA 1293
Great Britain NA 997 Switzerland NA 1353
Greece NA 1103 Turkey NA 1373
Hungary NA 1022.5 United States NA 737
Iceland NA 1253 Yugoslavia NA 1453