The European Library is a treasure trove for researchers.
Through our single search box, everyone can freely search the resources of Europe’s leading national and research libraries. This includes all of the bibliographic records of Europe (the Union Catalogue), plus over 24 million pages of full-text content and 10 million digital objects.
We have 200 million resources in total, just waiting to be discovered. They come from our prestigious network of institutions, including all of Europe’s 48 National Libraries and an increasing number of research libraries, such as the University of Oxford’s Bodleian Library.
Registered users can also download data sets for further research and export records to popular reference management systems such as Mendeley and Zotero.
Working For Libraries
In addition to providing a resource for the academic community, The European Library dedicates a great deal of time to strengthening and supporting the library community.
We are the exclusive channel through which libraries can showcase their content on the cultural heritage website Europeana.
Our members also benefit from a powerful, low-cost aggregation structure and collaborate with us on projects that create tools and a pan-European infrastructure for librarians and researchers. Examples of such projects are Europeana Libraries, Enumerate, ARROW and Europeana Newspapers.
If you are a library, please join us.