In accordance with The University Libraries COVID-19 Operations Plan, the July 6 reopening has been delayed. If you have questions, would like to schedule a curbside pickup, or need other assistance, please call (765)285-5143 or email maincirc@bsu.eduClick here to access online resources and virtual library services.

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A wealth of resources is available to enrich your educational experience. From the latest journals and digital media to inspiring exhibits and vast archives, we have what you’re looking for.


Architecture Library

Thousands of volumes of academic literature and periodicals as well as access to digital media can be found in the Architecture Library, part of the university’s library system but located conveniently in the Architecture Building. Learn more.

Resource Library

Visual Resources Collection

Countless slides and other images are available for viewing and use in presentations through the Visual Resources Collection and David R. Hermansen Slide Collection, located in the Architecture Building, Room 117. 

Tech Library

Building Materials Collection

The Architecture Library's Building Material Samples Collection is a mix of traditional, innovative, and sustainable materials and finishes for use in studios as well as building technology and site engineering courses. In addition to borrowing samples, product literature, and mock-ups for the purposes of instruction or inspiration, students and faculty can learn more about specific material-related topics during the “Material Talks @ Lunch” series which occurs during the Fall and Spring Semesters.

CAP Gallery

Exhibit Gallery

Our Exhibit Gallery inside the front door of the Architecture Building showcases creative and innovative design and planning through a variety of special exhibits. The CAP Gallery presents a frequently changing view of professional activity in architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, and historic preservation, as well as student work and faculty projects in these disciplines. The Gallery is closed. 

CAP Archive

Drawings and Digital Archives

Students of historic preservation frequently tap into the thousands of drawings and historic data housed in the Drawings and Documents Archive. Learn more.