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Lending Library

Chapter members can check out the popular Ballast Review Manual from PPI and other popular Study Materials from our ARE Lending Library.

Two items may be borrowed at a time for five days. Contact us for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

I’m not a member of the AIA. Can I still check out Lending Library Materials?
The Lending Library is for AIA East Bay Members only, however, you may come into the office. And use Materials on site.
If you are not a current member. You can join AIA East Bay.  If you’re currently a member in another AIA chapter but qualify for membership in the AIA East Bay you can download a transfer form here.

What materials are available in the Lending Library?
AIA East Bay’s Lending Library is sponsored by PPI. Our Library includes other popular materials, including:

Multiple sets of the PPI/Ballast Study Guides
Multiple sets of the Kaplan ARE Study Guides
Norman Dorf, AIA “Site Planning, Building Planning Solution”
MEEB ( Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Buildings)
The Amber Book
Flash Cards – Construction Documents & Services, Building Design & Construction Systems, Building Systems, Site Planning & Design
The Disruptive Design Practice Handbook – Architecture 3.0 by Cliff Moser, AIA
The following ARE 5.0 Study Guides: Programming & Analysis, Project Management, Construction & Evaluation, Practice Management, Project Planning & Design, Project Development & Documentation

How long may I keep materials I check out from the Library?

The items are checked out to you for five days; you may call Sidney at 510/464-3600 to renew the materials so long as no one is on the wait list. Materials may only be renewed for up to two weeks before they must be returned.

What if I lose or damage something I check out? 

If materials are lost or damaged they must be paid for or replaced.

I’m a member of another AIA chapter. Can I check out material from the lending Library?

No, the Lending Library is for AIA East Bay Members only, however you may qualify for a transfer – download a transfer form here. Anyone is welcome to review library materials in the AIA East Bay chapter office when we are open.

Sponsored by PPI, Inc.

Save 15% on PPI A/E/C study materials here–a special discount for AIA East Bay members!