The RIBA Library

Everyone is welcome to visit 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.

Opening hours over Christmas and New Year 

Between Thursday 18 December 2014 and Monday 5 January 2015 (dates inclusive) there will be temporary closures and changes to the opening hours of all Library sites, collections and services.

Some collection items temporarily unavailable 2014-5

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 late spring/early summer 2015. Please check this page for more details or contact us if you have any queries.

We apologise for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding and co-operation during this period.

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. 

  
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