Rensselaer Architecture Library
Visual Resources Collection at Rensselaer Research Libraries
The Architecture Library's Visual Resources Room contains a loan collection of approximately 100,000 slides on contemporary and historical buildings, structural design, building technology, city planning, and fine arts. Over 21,000 of these images have been digitized to date and an additional 4,000 digital images are available online via the library's subscription to the Saskia Ltd. digital database and to Davis Art Images.
In addition to color and b&w slides there are also collections of photographs, prints, maps, drawings, and models almost exclusively on architectural topics.
The librarian in charge of the collection is Jeanne Keefe (Office-Room 306, Architecture Library, Greene Building). She can be reached by phone at 518-276-2727, or click here to email her at the Architecture Library.
Visual Resources Policies
Circulation (Slide material)
A blue card must be filled out completely and turned in at the circulation desk upon leaving the Architecture Library. The card includes the following information: the patron's name, RIN number, local telephone number and a a list of all the accession numbers on the slides being borrowed. Slides and slide trays are to be returned to the circulation desk the same day.
Special arrangements must be made with the Media & Digital Assets Librarian, Jeanne Keefe for out-of-town presentations requiring an extended borrowing period.
Image Reproduction and Slide Scanning
The VR library does not accept scanning requests that are not accompanied by completed request forms
In keeping with copyright fair use guideslines, the VR library does not reproduce images for personal use.
In keeping with our collection policy with regard to curriculum support, School of Architecture, the Art Department and LL&C faculty may submit requests based on their need for new images for coursework.