Professional Practice

Library, Archives, and Research Services

About the Library

The Professional Practice Library at ASLA houses more than 2,000 volumes on landscape architecture and related fields, and receives more than 130 journals and newsletters. In addition, it has archival copies of ASLA publications, including Landscape Architecture magazine, membership directories, and annual meeting publications.

Visitors

ASLA library is a non-circulating library. Visitors may use the materials on site, but our materials are not available for loan. The library is open to the public, but appointments are requested; they may be made by e-mail, library@asla.org, or telephone, 202-216-2354.

Research Services

Research services, including past articles from Landscape Architecture Magazine (LAM), are available to members at no cost and to the public for a small fee. For more information, please contact the library by e-mail library@asla.org, or telephone, 202-216-2354.

Hours and Location

The library is staffed Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:00pm EST. It's located in the ASLA headquarters building.

American Society of Landscape Architects
636 Eye Street NW
Washington DC 20001-3736

Resources

Online Catalog: searchable catalog of ASLA library materials including books, journals, and archival materials.

ASLA Fellows Database: Search the database to learn more about the work and achievement of all of the ASLA Fellows from the original class of 1899 through the current class. 

Reference Guide for Archiving: steps for landscape architects to consider and how to proceed with establishing a collection of materials of their executed works 

Collections Database: list of archival collections related to landscape architecture at other institutions

To purchase publications: ASLA no longer has a bookstore and library materials are not available for purchase through ASLA. Please go to Books by ASLA Members to purchase via our Amazon.com store.

Off-Site ASLA Archives: ASLA collection at the Library of Congress

Records of  ASLA, Library of Congress, Manuscript Division

A Register of Frederick Law Olmsted Papers, Library of Congress