Access to Images Online
Visual Resources Digital Images Database (the database is currently unavailable as of 5/13/2016)
The collection is developed on an ongoing basis and new images are added each month. These images represent both local and global sites and consist of architecture, architectural drawings (site plans, sections, floor plans), maps, diagrams, urban design, interior design, furniture, landscape architecture, gardens, fine arts, and the decorative arts (textiles and wallpaper). The collection's content reflects the teaching interests of the BAC faculty. Images from the digital collection can be downloaded as jpgs for educational use by the BAC community. Images are acquired through licensing from independent vendors, books and journals, and donors.
Students, faculty, and staff may borrow DVDs which are a part of the main collection. Students may borrow 2 DVDs for one week (with one renewal). Faculty and staff may borrow 2 DVDs for two weeks (with one renewal). In addition, faculty may borrow films from the closed stack collection for classroom use. Students may borrow films from the closed stack collection for viewing within the library.
While all of the films (in DVD format) in our collection can be shown in the classroom, only some can be shown within the BAC's lecture halls and the Loft. In order to show films outside of the classroom, public performance rights must be acquired. If you have any questions about obtaining public performance rights for a film (in DVD format) from our collection, please contact Sheri Rosenzweig, Reference and Visual Resources Librarian at 617.585.0257. For further information about our streaming films, go to the Streaming Films & DVDs page.
The collection consists of documentary films that are supportive of the BAC's many disciplines. For example, some of the subjects consist of the following: the architectural firm of TAC, the Pruitt-Igoe public housing complex, William Morris, biophilic design, Central Park, and the flooding of New Orleans in 2005.
Access to 35mm Slides:
The 35 slide collection (which had been the main collection in use before our digital collection was developed) has been downsized. While a portion of it is still available, it is no longer being maintained as an active collection. Please contact the Visual Resources Librarian, Sheri Rosenzweig at 617.585.0257 if you are interested in viewing material from the collection.
These images represent both local and global sites and consist of architecture, architectural drawings (site plans, sections, floor plans), maps, diagrams, and urban design. The collection's content reflected the teaching interests of the BAC faculty.