Resources for teachers and students

The Library offers a wide range of learning resources for different age groups to support all learners in exploring and utilising the collections whether on-site at 66 Portland Place, in the classroom, at the Victoria and Albert Museum or around the city.


Architects in Residence

Handbook for preparing a built environment project in the classroom

This handbook supports architects and teachers who are intending to work in partnership to deliver a project.  

Word   Architects in Residence handbook
File size: 772kB


Resource boxes

Material from some of the res ource boxes based on material from the collections of the RIBA and the Victoria and Albert Museum.



Visit and discover the secrets of the RIBA's HQ.

Ages 7+

  • Children's pack and activity sheets
    Lead your own architectural investigation with our free downloadable children's pack and activity sheets to unlock the secrets of 66 Portland Place. The building is open to the general public Monday to Saturday (Sunday when exhibitions are open). Check building opening hours before your visit.

    PDF Explore 66 Portland Place  (PDF) 
    File size: 2840kB
  • Children's books
    Let architecture inspire your children by making the most of our collection of children’s architecture  books  at the British Architectural Library. The Library is open to all members of the public with photographic ID.


Becoming an architect   

Download the RIBA's guide on becoming an architect. 
Key Stage 3+

PDF   Think Architecture - careers booklet (PDF) 
File size: 2250kB


Over 80,000 architectural images to view or research online


Online catalogue  

The Library is free and open to the public, find out what's available