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Campus Address:   Battle Hall 200, Mail Code: S5430
Mailing Address:
for letters
  Architecture and Planning Library, University of Texas Libraries
P.O. Box P
The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78713-8916, USA
Physical Address:
for packages
  Architecture and Planning Library, University of Texas Libraries
302 Inner Campus Dr STOP S5430
Austin, TX 78712-1473
ADA Access:
 
  Wheel chair access is available via the West Mall entrance. Once inside the building, access to either the library level or the Alexander Architectural Archive can be requested by using the accessibility courtesy phone mounted at the end of the main hallway.
Telephone:   (512) 495-4620
Email:   apl@lib.utexas.edu

 


The Architecture and Planning Library is located in Battle Hall, adjacent to the UT Tower and near the center of the University's original "40 Acres." Containing over 100,000 volumes and subscriptions to hundreds of periodicals, the library's collection supports the curriculum of the School of Architecture. The library also serves the academic and research needs of scholars in the disciplines of art history and American studies, and is an important resource for architecture and planning professionals.

Subjects covered by the library's collection include architectural design, theory, history, and criticism, historic preservation, building technology, landscape architecture, interior design, sustainable design, community and regional planning, and urban design. Some materials, either aged, in poor physical condition, or of a certain rarity or historical significance, are contained in a separate, Special Collection from which items may be viewed, in a limited capacity, upon request.

The library also houses the Alexander Architectural Archive which contains documentation for historic and architecturally important projects in and out of the state, focusing primarily on work by Texas architects.

The Architecture and Planning Library is open to the general public, as are all units of the University of Texas Libraries. Its hours of operation are subject to change according to holiday and intersession schedules. Staff are available for reference assistance and instruction upon request.