About the Library

HISTORY

The IARc library was opened in 2009 and includes books, DVDs, periodicals, material samples, and student design theses.  The print materials in the IARc Library include collections from Robert E. Stipe, Professor Emeritus of Design at North Carolina State University School of Design and Trustee Emeritus of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and from Novem Mason, Professor Emeritus of Interior Architecture at UNCG. Additional print materials include current periodicals, materials and furnishings cutsheets, pamphlets, and brochures.

Some of the more valuable pieces in the IARc Library include an illustrated guidebook of London indicating the history of the city, The Silver Jubilee Walkway. Only one other library (in Australia) holds this book and its accompanying map. Architectural Preservation in Japan by Knut Einar Larsen is in two libraries on the east coast, the IARc Library and Harvard Library, and we are one of three libraries in the world with a Frank Lloyd Wright/ Steelcase pamphlet regarding furniture FLW did for a Steelcase building.