Collections in the Architecture, Building and Planning Library
The University Library collects in the areas of:
- architectural history, design and theory
- historic preservation
- urban planning and design
- landscape architecture
- facilities management
- project management
- environmental planning
The Architecture, Building and Planning collection is strong in works of individual architects and architectural firms, building types, and local history. The collection includes books, serials and microforms.
The Library's Rare Books collection includes materials from:
- The University of Melbourne Architectural Atelier drawings, produced by students within the Faculty in the 1920s and 30s
- Ephemera, including newspaper clippings, and the Parkes postcard collection
- the RIVA Collection
- A collection of photographs used for the journal Cross Section, published by the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning 1952-1971
- Student presentations form the 1950s and 1960s
- A number of rare printed books, some of which are not held anywhere else in Australia
- Thesis collection - Honours, Masters and PhD theses from the 1960s to the present
- Architecture Revue films
Other libraries within the University of Melbourne have collections that are designed to complement and enhance the University's intellectual content. In particular the Maps and East Asian collections provide additional specialist resources essential for research in architecture, building and planning.
The East Asian Library has strong collections of Chinese and Japanese architecture, including the areas of architectural design and construction, building science and technology, garden design and city planning, and is a member of Asian Libraries of Melbourne which has a shared collection policy for architectural resources.