Rules and Procedures

Eligibility & Cost

  • AlA Members may use library materials free of charge.
  • Members must be in good standing with both the national AlA and the local chapter.
  • Good standing shall be defined as current membership in the organization with all dues paid in full prior to use of library privileges.
  • Non-AIA members may check out materials for test sections at $10 each and must be employed by an AlACCC member firm.

Length of Check Out

  • Check out time is limited to four weeks.
  • A wait list will be available if materials for a section that you need are already checked out.
  • An additional option to re-check the book will be available if there has been no request by others to check out that section.


To check out our Intern Architect Library materials please download this Library Check-out Form and email the completed form to our Associates Director at Form fill out an AlA Intern Architect Library Check-out Form and present the form to an AlA Board/Staff member for approval. Signing of the check-out form shall indicate to the staff member that the intern agrees to the rules and procedures of the AlA Intern Architect Library. Materials may be ordered from Brightwood Architecture Education for books not yet available in the library. Allow 1-2 weeks for shipping.

Penalties & Replacement Cost

The penalty of late charges for overdue materials shall be $10 per week, but not to exceed the replacement cost of the
materials. The AlA Board reserves the right to notify employers both past and present of penalties and for replacement costs owed by an individual to the AlA Intern
Library. The AlA Board shall bear no liability for exercising this right. Replacement costs shall be indicated by Brightwood Architecture Education’s current ARE Study Materials pricing list.

Contact our Associates Director for details and to check out library materials.