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At the Library, you will find more than 50,000 books about architecture, construction, sustainability, design and urban planning as well as related topics. Use the Library’s database ALI for searching our collection. If you can’t find what you are looking for in ALI, try where you can search the catalogues of all Danish libraries.

Journals, articles and reference databases

The library subscribes to more than 150 journals within architecture, design, construction and urban planning. The Library also provides access to some of the most important reference databases in the field.

Digital resources

The school provides access to the following digital resources:

  • Building Types Online: A database that comprises the knowledge and content of selected Birkhäuser manuals in typological order. The approximately 850 case studies are documented with texts by authors who are experts in their fields and include around 5000 architectural drawings of high quality as well as 2000 photographs of the buildings.
  • An online dictionary. The school provides access to Danish/English and English/Danish.
  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global: A collection of PhD dissertations and Master’s theses from around the world, spanning from 1743 to the present day and offering full text for graduate works added since 1997, along with selected full text for works written prior to 1997.

You have access to these resources only at Aarhus School of Architecture or with VPN.

Films and lectures

The Library provides access to DVD’s and recorded lectures. We also provide access to several audio visual collections about architecture, design and the talented people behind.

Images and copyright

It is very easy to search for images in Flickr or Google, but it’s difficult to decipher whether you are allowed to use the images you find. Use the image databases that the Library recommends, and read our copyright guidelines to make sure that you don’t violate the rights of others.

Useful links

The Library provides a short list of useful links relating to the following subjects:

  • Architecture, design, and art
  • Dictionaries
  • Legislation
  • Materials and suppliers
  • Natural sciences
  • Philosophy