Architecture Library

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If you have questions or need help with Architecture Library materials, visit the ASKus & FAQs page for self-help guides and ways to contact us.

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Other Locations and Hours

If you need to visit a library or find a place to study, visit our other locations on City and East Campus. The Music Library, located in Westbrook Music Building, is the closest library to Architecture Hall.

Information About Our Libraries Locations

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How to request books and other Architecture Library materials during renovation:

If you need books and other materials from the Architecture Library, you can request delivery of these materials by using the library catalog.

Sign in to your library account to use this feature. Search for the item in the catalog. If it shows "Available in Architecture Library ARCH," go to the Locate/Request section on that page, and select the "Delivery" link. Select the "Pick Up" location of your choice.

Highlighted Databases



Millions of quality images in the arts available to download & share.

Image & Multimedia Collections

Search collections of over 250,000 items.


Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals

The only comprehensive American guide to the current literature of architecture and design.


Complete digitized back runs of scholarly journals, starting with the very first issues, in a wide range of subject areas.


Grove Art Online

The foremost scholarly art encyclopedia, covering both Western and non-Western art and architecture.

Digital Sanborn Maps, 1867-1970

Large-scale and detailed historic maps of Nebraska cities.


The Architecture Library contains materials dealing with architecture, community and regional planning, interior design, landscape architecture and other directly related fields.

Casey Hoeve, Head of Content & Collections

Student in the Library
Photo of technology and software in architecture library.

Visual Resources

The Visual Resources Collection maintains over 175,000 digital images through Image & Multimedia Collections.

In addition to architectural images, the collections cover areas such as community and regional planning, interior design, product design, art, textiles, maps and miscellaneous teaching aids.

Image & Multimedia Collections

UNL's Architectural History: 100 years of growth

Learn about the history of the University of Nebraska - Lincoln through architectural images and contextual narratives.

Take An Architectural Tour of Historic UNL