KU Leuven Maurits Sabbe

Maurits Sabbe Library, Leuven

The Maurits Sabbe Library is a first-class, internationally renowned library in the domain of theology and religious studies. Besides its extensive research collection, it represents a heritage of preservation, bringing to life multiple academic disciplines. Since its foundation in 1969, the Maurits Sabbe Library has always had a special mission for preserving the printed religious […]

German Historical Museum

German Historical Museum

The German Historical Museum is one of the most important and most visited museums in Berlin, located on the famous Unter den Linden boulevard. The library has a vibrant history as a part of three different institutions. The first library was founded in 1800 as a library of the Royal Armory. It possessed approximately 20,000 […]

Vassar College

Vassar College, New York

Vassar College is a private, liberal arts college in Poughkeepsie, New York.  The school was founded in 1861 by Matthew Vassar as the first degree-granting institution of higher learning for women in the United States.   Long one of the “Seven Sisters,” a group of elite colleges for women, Vassar became co-educational in 1969.  From its […]

Tresoar stacks

The Tresoar, Leeuwarden

The Tresoar is the central holding institution of books and archives of the province of Friesland, situated in the north of the Netherlands. The province of Friesland has its own cultural identity, shaped especially by the Frisian language, which is spoken alongside Dutch by the people of Friesland. The Tresoar is also a historical and […]

Trent civic library

Trent Civic Library

The first years of the nineteenth century represented a crucial moment for Trent civic library. The secularisation of the episcopal principality in 1803, and the alternation of Austrian, French and Bavarian governments during the following decade, drew attention to the fact that, at that time, many books lacked an owner and were piled inside the […]

National Library of Latvia

The National Library of Latvia

The National Library of Latvia (NLL) was founded on 29 August 1919, less than a year after Latvia’s declaration of independence. The NLL is a public universal academic library that serves the intellectual development of the entire nation. It compiles and maintains the national literature collection – all printed matter relating to Latvia, as well […]

Peterhouse, Cambridge

Peterhouse Library, Cambridge

The libraries at Peterhouse, Cambridge, hold significant collections of western medieval manuscripts, early modern music, and scholarly and literary papers from the seventeenth century onwards. Printed books include 76 incunables and almost two thousand titles from the sixteenth century. Many of these retain their original bindings, including several examples of the work of Cambridge bookbinders […]

Oslo Cathedral School

Christiania Cathedral School Library, Oslo

The Library of the Cathedral School of Oslo, formerly Christiania, is the oldest library in Norway, established in 1663. The school itself dates to the middle of the 12th century, but a series of devastating fires during the 16th and 17th centuries have left the library without a trace of any earlier holdings. The library […]

Morgan Library

Morgan Library & Museum

In the heart of New York City, The Morgan Library & Museum began as the private library of financier Pierpont Morgan (1837–1913), one of the preeminent collectors and cultural benefactors in the United States. As early as 1890 Morgan had begun to assemble a collection of illuminated, literary, and historical manuscripts, early printed books, and […]

Merton College

Merton College, Oxford

The library building in Merton’s Mob Quadrangle dates from 1378 and is the oldest academic library in the UK with an unbroken history. Its harmonious appearance has developed over more than six centuries of history.  Daylight still enters from the earliest stained glass to survive from any English library.  The Tudor roses and heraldic animals […]