Royal Institute of British Architects Library Catalogue

The Royal Institute of British Architects ( RIBA ) is the UK body for architecture and the architectural profession and the RIBA British Architectural Library, established in 1834, is the largest and most comprehensive resource in the UK for research on all aspects of architecture. The Library's online catalogue is fully searchable by keyword, author, title, subject and series and provides: (1) an index to articles in over 300 of the world's architectural periodicals and details of books and audio visual materials acquired by the RIBA Library. (2) the holdings of the RIBA Library Photographs Collection. (3) drawings, manuscripts and archives acquired by the RIBA Library Drawings and Archives Collection. (4) a biographical database of architects. The RIBA British Architectural Library holds a wide spectrum of subjects, ranging from prehistory to the present and is international in scope. In addition to architectural theory, practice and history there is material on allied subjects such as building and construction, civil engineering, structural engineering, landscape architecture, interior design and decoration, the decorative arts, town and country planning, and construction law.