Architecture Library

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Architecture Library

Highlighted Databases Just a sampling of the over 250 sources you can search for materials.

Digital Images

ARTstor Millions of quality images in the arts available to download & share.
Image & Multimedia CollectionsSearch collections of over 250,000 items.

Periodical Indexes

Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals The only comprehensive American guide to the current literature of architecture and design.
JSTOR 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 historic maps of urban structures in Nebraska cities. Maps includes outlines of buildings, size, shape and construction materials, heights, and function of structures, location of windows and doors. Maps also give street names, street and sidewalk widths, property boundaries, building use, and house and block numbers.

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

Contact Collections

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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

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Print, Copy & Scan

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

Find a Wepa location

Scanners available at Architecture Library:

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

UNL's Architectural History100 years of growth

Discover the history and images of the physical development of Nebraska's largest academic institution, the University of Nebraska.

Take An Architectural Tour of Historic UNL