- Contact details and location
- Staff contacts
- Opening hours
- Further information
- Bute Graphic Services
Architecture Library Contact Details
King Edward VII Avenue
The Architecture Library is situated on the second floor of the Bute Building on King Edward VII Avenue.
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- Located on the second floor of the Bute Building, there is lift access from the ground floor and lower ground floor
- There are two reserved disabled parking spaces in the Bute car park. The side door from the car park is the main entrance route for wheelchair users
- An accessible toilet is situated on the first floor landing
- The library has low-level library catalogue terminals
- Staff will retrieve books from the shelves, please ask for assistance
|Normal Semester Dates 2015/16 (including both May Bank Holidays)||Opening Hours|
|Monday to Friday||8.45 to 21.30|
|Saturday||10.00 to 17.30|
|Sunday||10.00 to 17.30|
|Christmas Recess 2015/16||Opening Hours|
|Monday 14th to Friday 18th December||8.45 to 17.00|
|Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th December||Closed|
|Monday 21st to Wednesday 23rd December||8.45 to 17.00|
|Thursday 24th to Sunday 3rd January||Closed|
|Monday 4th January onwards||Normal semester opening hours|
|Easter Recess 2016||Opening Hours|
|Monday 21st to Thursday 24th March||8.45 to 17.00|
|Friday 25th to Monday 28th March||Closed|
|Tuesday 29th March onwards||Normal semester opening hours|
|Summer Recess 2016 (Monday 13th June to Sunday 18th September 2016)||Opening Hours|
|Monday to Friday||8.45 to 17.00|
|Saturday and Sunday||Closed|
|Monday 31st August (Bank Holiday)||Closed|
The Architecture Library provides information services to the Welsh School of Architecture.
The library collection is arranged as follows:
- Architecture books
- Current journals
- Theses and dissertations arranged alphabetically by author
- Audio-visual collection
- Professional Studies collection
- Rare Book collection
- Architecture journals
- Trade literature
- Reference collection
- Abstracts and indexes
- Examination papers
- Architecture journals
The library also houses the following collections:
RIBA Trade Literature Collection
This reference collection, provided by the Royal Institute of British Architects, consists of technical literature and building product manufacturer and supplier catalogues.
Rare Book Collection
The core of the collection is a gift of books dating back to the early eighteenth century from the library of Robert Williams FRIBA. The collection also contains a growing number of items relating to the architecture of the twentieth century. Books may be viewed by appointment Monday - Friday 9.00 - 17.00.
Bute Graphic Services
Located on the ground floor of the Bute Building. Staff offer a number of services which include:
- Colour printing /scanning up to A0
- Laminating up to A3
- Soft binding
Opening times: Monday to Friday 9.00am – 4.45pm (closed for lunch 12.00pm – 1.00pm). More information available from Graphic Services.