Books and Libraries

Library holdings :

NPF History of Book-Making

NPD History of the Book Trade

NPH Bibliophiles. Texts

NPC Bibliophiles. Studies


Library holdings:

NMA General

150- Special Libraries

400- Library Buildings

500- Librarianship

700- Bibliography

NMF History of Libraries. General

           97- Collected Studies

NMK Ancient Libraries

NMB Medieval Libraries

NMC Humanistic Libraries

1- Italy

325- Spain

500- France

750- Burgundy & Low Countries

975- Germany

2220- Great Britain


NMM Modern Libraries

50- Italy

125- Spain

175- France

390- Low Countries

500- Germany

1400- Austria

1800- Switzerland

2100- Great Britain

2720- Eastern Europe

3150- The East

5000- America


Meta search engine for Library catalogues World wide from the University of Karlsruhe

Libweb - LibDex
Worldwide library catalogues on the WWW: 

World Wide Library Catalogues
Links from the Library of Congress

Gateway to European libraries




Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana

Biblioteca Comunale Leonardiana - Vinci (Florence)

Bibliotheca Hertziana (Max- Planck- Institut), Rom

Biblioteca del Museo di Storia della Scienza - Florence

Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze - Polo SBN di Firenze

European University Institute Library

ICCU (Istituto Centrale per il Catalogo Unico) - OPAC Indice SBN

ICCU (Istituto Centrale per il Catalogo Unico)
Census of Italian books of the 16th century

Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz

MAI - MetaOPAC Azalai Italiano

Università degli Studi di Firenze - Sistema Bibliotecario d'Ateneo

URBS - Unione Romana Biblioteche Scientifiche



Catalogue Collectif de France
The bibliographic record of nearly every book ever published in France, in every French library.

BNF - Bibliothèque Nationale de France - Catalogues

SUDOC catalogue
Catalogue of the Systeme Universitaire de Documentation

INHA - INHA catalogue 
Homepage and catalogue of the Institut National d'Histoire de l'Art


Biblioteca Nacional de España

Catálogo Colectivo del Patrimonio Bibliográfico Español


National Library of Portugal


Amsterdam University Library

Koninklijke Bibliotheek
National Library of the Netherlands

Leiden University Library

Utrecht University Library


Die Deutsche Bibliothek

Deutsches Bibliotheksinstitut

Herzog August Bibliothek 

KVK - Karlsruhe Virtual Catalog

Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, München


Bibliothèque Nationale Suisse


Access to the merged online catalogues of the British Library and the main university research libraries in the UK and Ireland.

University of London Library
This link provides access to the main page of the ULL from which you can navigate to various online facilities including links pages to the Libraries of the University of London as well as to the main London Libraries

Westminster Libraries and Archives

M25 Consortium Home Page
London area libraries

British Library

Catalogue of the School of Advanced Study

National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum,

Wellcome Institute Library

Bodleian Library

Cambridge University Library



Royal Library of Denmark

National Library of Sweden


Jewish National and University Library


Biblioteca Nacional de Mexico


Harvard On Line Library Information System - HOLLIS

The Library of Congress Online Catalog

National Library of Canada - Bibliothèque nationale du Canada


Nationa Library of New Zealand
Bilingual (Maori / English). Includes online image database on New Zealand history.


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Abbey Library of St. Gall online
High resolution images of entire manuscripts, accessible in German, French, English and Italian interfaces.

From the Association des Bibliophiles Universels: 
`Accès libre au texte intégral d'oeuvres du domaine public francophone sur Internet depuis 1993.'

Bayerische Staatbibliothek Digital collections
Extensive collections in free access


Bibliotheca Augustana
The most elegant virtual Library on the Web.

Bibliotheca Palatina
The "Bibliotheca Palatina" in Heidelberg, one of the most precious collections of medieval and early modern manuscripts in the German language, has been digitized and is now available online

Online library from the Scuola Normale (Pisa)

Classiques des Sciences Sociales
From the University du Québec à Chicoutimi

Eldritch Press
Mostly world literature in English translation

European Cultural Heritage online. Digital Library initiative from the Max PLanck Institut fur Wissenschaft Geschichte.

Europeana offers approximately opyright-free documents from the BnF, the Széchényi National Library of Hungary, and the National Library of Portugal.

Fundación Biblioteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes

Digital versions of early printed books kept at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France.

Griechischer Geist aus Basler Pressen
Early Greek books from the University of Basel Library

Hathi Trust
HathiTrust is a partnership of academic & research institutions, offering a collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world.

HUMI Project
(Humanities Media Interface) from Keio University .

Incunabula Digital Collections of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek

Internet Sacred Texts Archive

Laurens Janszoon Coster
Online Dutch literature

MATEO : Mannheim Texts Online

The Online Books page

Oxford Text Archive

Perseus Project Home Page

National Library of the Netherlands - Digital Collection

University of Virginia Ebooks Library World Digital Libraries



OAIster is a union catalog of digital resources providing access to these digital resources by "harvesting" their descriptive metadata (records) using OAI-PMH (the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting).

The Distributed National Electronic Resource (DNER)
Gateway to online Journals, monographs, textbooks, abstracts, manuscripts, maps, music scores, still images, geospatial images, moving picture and sound collections

Intute (formerly Humbul Humanities Hub)
Aims to be UK higher and further education's Gateway for accessing online humanities resources.

Intute is a free online service providing access to the very best web resources for education and research. All material is evaluated and selected by a network of subject specialists to create the Intute database.

Librarian's Index to the Internet
From the University of Berkeley, LII is a searchable, annotated subject directory of more than 7,800 Internet resources selected and evaluated by librarians for their usefulness to users of public libraries. 

Mapping Asia
Mapping Asia is a tool to improve access to UK library holdings for researchers working in all subject areas of the humanities and social sciences relating to 
Asia, the Middle East and North Africa.