PERIODICALS IN THE LIBRARY
Through the British Architectural Library, the RIBA aims to collect the world's major architectural journals, whether these are commercial, official or academic publications. Dating back to the mid-19th century, they include full sets of 'Architectural Review', 'The Builder', 'RIBA Journal' and 'Country Life'.
Around 2,000 titles are held as part of the collections of the RIBA, over 600 of which are current journals. Anyone can come and access the collection by visiting the Library, while some are available freely as e-journals.
An article from 1862 highlights some of the appalling housing and working conditions in the capital during the mid-19th century.
The periodicals collection holds some news from over 150 years ago, when railways mania was sweeping the UK
The Peace Palace opened a year before the World War I, but it's lasting importance came after the conflict.
A unique collection of architectural drawings, explored through the stories they tell.
In the RIBA's collections, there is evidence for 150 years of changing attitudes to housing in Britain.
In 1913, our journals reveal there was trouble in the empire as British architects did not respect Indian craftsmanship.
Our library is open to all, with some of our books dating back hundreds of years. Here we take a look some of our most favourite items.
The world's oldest zoo boasts a collection of unique buildings
Having celebrated it's 150th anniversary, Charing Cross railway station is a true historic London landmark.
The Photographs Collection houses a vast wealth of visual history, including some unique treasures. Why not take a peek?
Over four million books, journals, photographs, drawings and archives make up out libraries collections