Originally housed in the Architecture Library, the Architecture Rare Book Collection was transferred to Rare Books for safe keeping. The collection contains around 150 volumes, many of which are extremely rare and valuable, and covers a wide range of architectural topics. There are areas of overlap between this collection and areas of the general BX collection, particularly with respect to art in architecture and horticulture. The collection is being actively developed via the Architecture Department.
The Architecture and Planning Library in the Architecture Building on the Parkville Campus also holds a collection of rare materials including monographs, architectural drawings, engravings, photographs, postcards, sketchbooks, scrapbooks, films, and manuscript material.
Access and Availability
The Architecture Rare Book Collection is fully catalogued online. Material may be accessed through the Cultural Collections Reading Room in the Baillieu Library. Requests for material can be made online prior to visiting the reading room. To request material, please use our online request form.