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.

American Collections Project

The Library is currently embarked on an exciting 2-year project to promote its American collections, and our new project officer Benjamin Bankhurst is working on that. Find out more on our blog.