Charles C. Hight Architecture Library

The Charles C. Hight Architecture Library is located on the second floor of Storrs. It is the only branch library at the University. The primary focus of the collection is 20th and 21st-century design, architects, and the built environment. The Architecture Library collection includes: books, audio visuals, periodicals, Fifth Year and Graduate Thesis documents, drawings, and plans. For additional resources, please visit Atkins Library. The Architecture Library operates under the policies of Atkins Library.

Audio Visual Equipment: Digital cameras, carts with IMac computers and projectors, TV/VCRs, projectors, lights, backdrop cloths, Smart TVs, portable scanners, various HDMI cords and adapters, digital camcorders, and tripods are available at the Architecture Library circulation desk. Checkout is exclusive to CoA+A students, faculty, and staff and is for 24 hours. Overdue fines are $1.00 per hour.

Visual Resources Collection: Hight Library is home to the College of Arts + Architecture's Visual Resources Collection, a sustainable collection of digital images, sound, and video resources used in the educational service of teaching and learning, research, public events, and programming collaborations.

History: In 1993 a collaborative effort began between the College of Architecture 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.


Jenna Rinalducci 
Arts + Architecture Librarian

School of Architecture
Storrs Building, 2nd floor, Room 200
Phone: 704-687-0885

HoursThe Architecture Library may be open modified hours or closed due to emergency conditions like inclement weather. Please consult our library staff for updates.

Regular Semester Hours: 
Monday to Friday: open to all of the UNC Charlotte community
  • Monday-Thursday: 9 am to 9 pm 
  • Friday: 9 am to 6 pm 

Saturday: Closed 

Sunday: open to School of Architecture students/staff/faculty only
  • Sunday: 1 pm to 9 pm [card tap access is required for Storrs Hall]


Please note: Although the Architecture Library is open to all of the UNC Charlotte community, entry into Storrs may be limited to CoA+A students, staff, and faculty only during certain times of the semester. Therefore, when planning a visit, please check for any updates to Storrs building access by checking the Architecture Library web site, calling the Architecture Library at 704-687-0885, sending a message via Library Chat, or emailing