Combined searching of the resources of European national libraries.
Access Locations: Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), All Branch Libraries, Outside the Library
Subjects: Books and Libraries; Library Catalogs
Notes: The European Library is a portal which offers access to the combined resources (books, magazines, journals.... - both digital and non-digital) of the 45 national libraries of Europe. It offers free searching and delivers digital objects - some free, some priced.
There are two kinds of participants in The European Library:
Full Participants are the national libraries of Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Netherlands, Portugal, Serbia, Slovakia, 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 26 European national libraries. Their collections will be included at a later stage.