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The Lum Library answers requests for information on real estate appraisal topics. Whether you need information on the valuation process, appraising special-purpose properties, methodology concerns, or additional resources, the Lum Library staff can meet your information needs.

Contact the library for literature searches, ready-reference, referral services, and assistance with the online catalog:

T 312-335-4467
F 312-335-4486

Online Catalog

The catalog provides full-text searching of Appraisal Institute periodicals:

  • The Appraisal Journal 1932 - current
  • Real Estate Appraiser 1935 - 1992
  • Valuation 1996 - current

The catalog has indexed the library’s collections of books, eBooks, digital books, infoexchange 10-year masterlist, multimedia, newsletters, and papers.

Database and Business Resources

The library has access to subscription business information databases to perform literature searches in over 5,000 business journals, trade publications, magazines, newspapers, and working papers.

Designated members have direct access through the catalog to perform searches and browse major real estate publications.


If you are a Designated Member, Candidate for Designation, Practicing Affiliate, or Affiliate of the Appraisal Institute, please login before entering the Library Catalog to access all resources.

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Donate to the Library

Thank you for using the Y.T. and Louise Lee Lum Library. Each year the Y.T. and Louise Lee Lum Library receives a generous donation from the Appraisal Institute Education Trust (AIET). Since 1991, AIET has disbursed approximately $4 million in support of such worthy programs as the Y.T. and Louise Lee Lum Library, education scholarships, research grants, and other initiatives that help promote and secure the future of the valuation industry.

As a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, AIET relies on the donations of Members, Candidates, Practicing Affiliates or Affiliates to continue to fund important programs and advance the appraisal profession. Please visit for more information, and to make a donation. All donations to AIET are tax-deductible to the full extent permitted by law.

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Copyright Information

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