European Library

European Library

The European Library webservice is a portal which offers access to the combined resources (books, magazines, journals, etc - both digital and non-digital) of the 43 national libraries of Europe. It offers free searching and delivers digital objects - some free, some priced. A special section is the Treasures of the National Libraries of Europe.

Full Participants are the national libraries of Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, along with ICCU (the national central cataloguing institute from Italy) and CENL (the Conference of European National Librarians). The collections of the Full Participants are the first to be included (searchable) on the European Library website. Basic Participants are the other 34 European national libraries. Their collections will be included at a later stage.