The IHR library is a reference collection of published primary sources covering Western Europe and its overseas expansion from the fifth century to the present. For further information see the collection profile.


The library is mostly arranged by country, with a few topical collections. Some material is in closed access and needs to be requested in advance, see Collection locations for more information.

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The Library has launched a Conservation Fund and a Collections Development Fund to help the IHR Library maintain and grow its world class collection of edited sources.