Art + Architecture + Planning, UBC Library, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre
1961 East Mall
Staff members at the Art + Architecture + Planning (AArP) library collect and provide resources and services for the UBC Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory; the School of Community and Regional Planning; the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, and the general public. Located on the third and fourth floors of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre the collection, numbering over 200,000 items, including over 250 current art journal subscriptions and monographic serials (in print and online), is rich in Canadian, Pre-Columbian, Asian, and Italian Renaissance and Baroque and contemporary art as well as the history of architecture.
The print collection, http://www.library.ubc.ca/finearts/collections.html includes many catalogue raisonnés, exhibition catalogues, dictionaries, and encyclopedias. In addition, there are cabinets of vertical files with an emphasis on Canadian art and artists, architecture, and community and regional planning in Vancouver and beyond, and several picture collections. The vertical files, Canadian exhibition catalogues and Picture Collections are non-circulating. Access is during AArP reference hours - http://www.library.ubc.ca/finearts/HOURS.html Please ask at the reference desk for assistance.
he online collection includes full text articles published in art journals around the world as well as important databases indexing journal articles for the study of art (e.g., Art Full Text, the Bibliography of the History of Art, ARTBibliographies Modern) and the image database ARTstor. Electronic versions of important encyclopedias such as Grove Art Online and the Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts are also available to library users. UBC Library provides access to a substantial number of online journal indexes, electronic books, news, and reference materials in the humanities and social sciences, supporting the cross-disciplinary nature of art and art history.
In addition to building collections to support research, staff members at the AArP library offer reference services in-person or by email, phone, and Instant Messaging. Library instruction sessions - http://www.library.ubc.ca/finearts/train.html for classes, and individual research consultations are available by appointment for students and faculty.
Please visit our web site http://www.library.ubc.ca/aarp/ for contacts, access, and more information.