Further and higher education


Students working from collection material, CETLD Education Room

 Students working in the CETLD Bene Education Room


Inductions are ideal for students who are unfamiliar with the Library and its collections or who will be conducting research for their course. There are two options for inductions:

  • Groups
  • Individuals


Group inductions are led by staff from the Library and take place in the CETLD Bene Education Room at the RIBA. The programme is approximately 90 minutes in length and includes:

  • an introduction to the British Architectural Library, its history and collections
  • guidance in the use of the Library's online catalogue, online resources, including RIBApix
  • an overview of the Library's policies and procedures
  • a tour of the reading room facilities and a behind-the-scenes look at the Library's operations
  • discussion of conservation issues and guidance in the handling of documents, photographs and early works
  • direct interaction with resources from the Library's books and photographs collections
  • inductions can be combined with more in-depth workshops

For bookings or to discuss your visit, please contact us.


If you are unable to make a group induction, individuals are welcome to attend the drop-in inductions every first Tuesday of the month at 6pm in the Education Room at the RIBA. The drop-in inductions last no more than 60 minutes and offer a good opportunity to find out more about the collections, where to find items in the library and how to use the catalogue and RIBApix.

Booking is not required, on arrival please head straight up to the Education Room on the 3rd floor of the RIBA next to the Library.


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