The RIBA Library

Everyone is welcome to visit us at the British Architectural Library, learn from our collections and use our services. Admission is free. We also operate an enquiry service to answer any of your questions about architecture.

Visitor notice: Reduced access and summer closures

Reduced access to our collections
Due to building work, some items from our collections (including our archives, books, drawings, journals and photographs) have been moved and are currently unavailable. We hope to restore full access by September 2015. Please check this page for more details or contact us if you have any queries.

Summer closures
Our sites and collections will be closed temporarily between early August and early September 2015.

Reading Room, British Architectural Library, RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London

Visit our public sites at 66 Portland Place and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Online catalogue 
Type in a keyword below, press search and discover what we have in our collections or browse over 80,000 of our images via RIBApix. A guide to the online catalogue is available, otherwise please contact us if you have any queries.