The mission of the Richard P. Welsh Library is to support the teaching and research needs of the faculty, students, and alumni of the NewSchool of Architecture and Design.
The Library may be closed during breaks. Faculty and students will receive notification via email.
We are a well-stocked academic library with a collection of over 17,000 volumes covering all subjects offered at NewSchool. The collection is kept relevant and useful through the acquisition of new titles to support graduate and undergraduate study according to our Collection Development Policy. The library also offers a reference collection, an excellent selection of periodicals and access to electronic resources including databases, eBooks, and video streaming.
The library provides services to members of the NewSchool community and is open to the wider academic community and the general public. To schedule a visit please Contact the Library.
NewSchool students, faculty, staff, alumni, and members of the San Diego Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) are automatically granted borrowing rights. Additional borrowing information can be found on our borrowing page.
View Current Course Reserves. Where available, links to eBook versions are included.
Reference and Instruction
Librarians at NewSchool teach introductory and advanced classes on the critical use and evaluation of academic research resources. We can offer virtual research support during library closure, and visit online classrooms.
Library users will be able to locate and access resources utilizing appropriate search strategies within the library and beyond.
Library users will be able to critically evaluate information sources considering relevance, reliability, and authority.
Library users will be able to use information ethically and legally assigning credit for the source and ideas utilizing pertinent citation standards.
Library users will be able to apply discipline-specific research methods to accomplish a particular purpose.
The Richard P. Welsh Library is located on the NewSchool of Architecture and Design campus at:
1249 F St, San Diego, CA 92101
Entering from the F Street entrance the library is directly in front of you. NewSchool is a downtown campus, so if you plan to visit we recommend public transportation. There is on-street parking and paid lots in the area.
RICHARD P. WELSH LIBRARY at NewSchool of Architecture +Design 1249 F Street San Diego CA 92101 MAP (619) 684 8783
RICHARD WELSH LIBRARY at NewSchool of Architecture +Design
1249 F Street San Diego CA 92101
619 684 8783