The NCARB, Brightwood (Kaplan), Ballast guides, and other resources are items purchased or procured by AIA Cincinnati for the explicit use of local architectural exam candidates to borrow while preparing to take the Architectural Registration Examination (ARE). Interns or graduates working toward taking the exam may borrow digital or hard-copy study guide materials. AIA membership is not required.

To inquire: Contact AIA Cincinnati by email or phone (513.421.4661).

Hard-Copy Lending Policy:

  • Each item may be checked out for two weeks.
  • Only one item can be checked out at a time.
  • Item must be returned before you can obtain additional study guides.
  • A credit card needs to be on file when borrowing the materials.  A credit card charge of $100 per item borrowed will be applied if the materials are not returned by the designated due date or returned damaged. Bring back items in the same condition that you received them. Do not lend the items to others.

Digital-Copy Lending Policy:

You will be given access to the electronic files through Dropbox for 90 days. By downloading the material in these folders, you agree to use the material as such for yourself and only yourself AND that you will delete any downloaded files at the end of 90 days.