The AA's Library and Archives are research resources of international importance:

Library
The AA Library was founded in 1862 and contains almost 46,000 volumes, including rare and early works, books, periodicals and journals, CDs/DVDs including access to online indexes and JSTOR. Library services are open to all members of the AA.

Archives

The AA Archiveshold over 10,000 historic student drawings, models and digital portfolios and preserve records of teaching, administration and cultural and political events at the AA since its foundation in 1847. The collections also include the AA’s magnificent photographic and film holdings. These consist of c280,000 images, in a range of formats, from 19thC lantern slides to born digital files. Also available are several hundred films of historic AA lectures by many of the leading architects, artists, historians, and theorists over the last 40 years – including AA alumni such as Cedric Price, Peter Cook, Rem Koolhaas and Zaha Hadid.


Library
Online Lectures and Lecture Archive
Lectures from the past five years are available to view on the AA website. The Photo Library additionally holds an important DVD collection of lectures, conferences, symposia and other events presented at the AA.

Dating back to the mid 1970s, the collection includes titles by many of the leading architects, artists, historians, and theorists of the last 40 years – including AA alumni such as Cedric Price, Peter Cook, Rem Koolhaas and Zaha Hadid.

The lecture archive is for the use of AA students, staff and members only.

Term-time opening hours

Please see individual pages or homepage for vacation opening times

Library

Monday to Friday 10:00–21:00
Sat-Sun 10:00–18:00

Archive

Monday to Friday 10:00–18:00

AA Collections Blog

AA Collections Blog
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