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: Closure to visitors between August and September 2015

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

RIBA Architecture Study Rooms (V&A) /
RIBA Library Drawings and Archives Collections

Saturday 1 August to Monday 31 August 2015
(dates inclusive) 
10am Tuesday 1 September 2015

Reading Room (66 Portland Place) /
Photographs, Books and Periodicals Collections

Sunday 2 August to Monday 7 September
(dates inclusive) 
10am Tuesday 8 September 2015  reopens
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.