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Library + resource collections
There are a number of library resources that serve the needs of our community.
The UBC library is the second-largest research library in Canada. The Music, Art, and Architecture Library in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre houses the core architecture and landscape architecture collection. The more than 220,000 items in the collection include over 40,000 books or eBooks and 180 active print and digital journal subscriptions.
The library also provides access to major architecture journal indexes and databases, including:
- The Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals, indexing over 1,000 periodicals published worldwide.
- Art Full Text, featuring full-text, indexing, and abstracting of an international array of publications
- ARTstor, a digital image library with more than 1.6 million images
- The Archivision Digital Research Library, a database of 53,000 high-quality, professionally photographed images of architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, archaeology, and design.
Contact Paula Farrar for research appointments, library workshops, and collection development.
Our material libraries contain approximately 2,000 physical samples of building materials, including concrete, masonry, glass, and wood. They are available for circulation.