A number of library resources serve the needs of the School's students, faculty, and staff.
Architecture Reading Room
The Architecture Reading Room serves as a circulating library, study space, and materials library within the Lasserre Building. The Reading Room maintains 24 active subscriptions to a selection of key architecture and design journals. The monograph and journal collection reflects the courses of instruction, student interests, faculty research, and studies abroad. The collection is composed of approximately 3,000 monographs, 20,000 slides, 1,700 graduating projects, 800 product samples, and a small archival collection. Recommended readings are kept at the reading room desk on reserve. In 2007, through the Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund, SALA started to develop a Digital Image Collection that now consists of 5,200 images.
The Architecture Reading Room is located in the basement of the Lasserre Building. A small collection of key landscape architecture related books and student graduate design projects – approximately 400 monographs, 2 journal titles, and 50 graduating projects – is located in the administrative office of the Landscape Architecture program.
UBC Library is the second-largest research library in Canada and a high-ranking member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL). The Music, Art and Architecture Library, in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, houses the core architecture and landscape architecture collection – numbering over 220,000 items, including over 40,000 books/ebooks and 180 active journal/ejournal subscriptions. UBC Library also provides its users with access to major architecture journal indexes and databases such as the Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals and Art Full Text as well as the image databases ARTstor and Archivision.
Research Help and Circulation Services are available in person at the Information Desk on level 3. Additionally, contact SALA’s liaison librarian, Paula Farrar for research appointments, library workshops, collection development and more.