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Architecture Library

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.

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Photo of technology and software in architecture library.

Visual Resources Collection

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

Print, Copy & Scan

PrintIT offers cloud-based printing and scanning at Wepa stations.

Find a PrintIT Wepa location

Scanners available at Architecture Library:

  • one large print scanner
  • one large format scanner
  • four oversized scanners
  • one slide scanner
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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