Visual Resources Center

Art & Architecture Library


  • (650) 723-3320
Room AR3

The Bowes Art & Architecture Library's Visual Resources Center (VRC) provides digital images for teaching and research at Stanford University. The VRC also houses a slide collection that circulates only to members of the Department of Art & Art History. However, all members of the Stanford community may access the VRC's digital collection via the ImageBase. The ImageBase, which consists of approximately 90,000 digital images created by the VRC and 34,000 digital images from the Archivision collection, is accessible only to Stanford faculty and students. Our collection strengths include American art, Chinese art, architecture, and photography.


The VRC is located in room AR3, in the bottom level of the Cummings Art Building and is open by appointment from 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday.