The RIBA cares for one of the largest and most diverse architectural collections in the world.
From 15th century books and drawings to photographs documenting architecture around the world today, the collections constitute a unique body of architectural knowledge that is global in scope and rich in historical detail.
There are over four million items in the collections, including models, drawings, photographs, and archival documents. Our library holds around 150,000 books and periodicals covering every aspect of architecture and architectural history, including the most significant new publications on architecture from around the world.
Open and free to all, the RIBA Library and Collections are a leading resource for the study of architecture and architectural history in the UK.