Online Catalogue Guides

Video: How to use the online catalogue (2min:06s)


Explore the RIBA's world-class collections at the British Architectural Library by using the online catalogue. There are tutorials and downloadable guides to help users get the most out of the catalogue:



Useful tips

  • It is essential to use the 'Go Back' and other icons on the catalogue's blue toolbar in order to navigate – not the navigation buttons on the web browser.
  • The catalogue can viewed in all major browsers and mobile devices.
  • Access to the catalogue is free and it is available 24-hours a day.
  • If you are coming to see a specific item, contact the Library or the relevant collection team to check if it is available and, if necessary, for it to be reserved.
  • If you have any questions go to FAQs, ask a member of staff or contact the Library.


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