Library + resource collections

There are a number of library resources that serve the needs of our community.

UBC library

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:

Contact Paula Farrar for research appointments, library workshops, and collection development.

Material libraries

Our material libraries contain approximately 2,000 physical samples of building materials, including concrete, masonry, glass, and wood. They are available for circulation.