Located on the East Bank, the Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library is in 210 Rapson Hall. It primarily supports the faculty, students, and staff of the College of Design, but it extends to all students and staff at the University of Minnesota, as well as the greater Minnesota community.

About the building

A student reads in the redesigned library space.
A nighttime view of Rapson hall.

The library is housed in a new addition designed by Steven Holl, internationally known architect in NYC. Read more about the building and Steven Holl.

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Furniture collection


The furniture collection is a unique collection of chairs designed by architects. All are welcome to explore the library and find each of the items in the collection, to learn from, or sit on.

Current Exhibition

What: In Between (S)P(L)ACES: Scenes from Norway and North Iceland — Artwork by Liv Valmestad
When: December 20, 2019 – February 21, 2020
Where: Architecture & Landscape Architecture Library, 210 Rapson Hall | Parking & directions
Hours: Open during regular hours at the Architecture & Landscape Architecture Library

Artist talk and reception: Thursday, February 20 at noon in the Architecture & Landscape Architecture Library.

Liv Valmestad is a Norwegian-Canadian artist who lives in Winnipeg.