The European Library

The European Library site allows you to browse and search the records and digital resources of the National Libraries of Europe from one location; you can explore further on The European Library portal.

The National Library of Ireland became a Full Participant in The European Library as part of EDL project, which ended in early 2008. All the records and digital objects available through our online catalogue are now fully searchable from within The European Library.

The European Library is also the basis for Europeana– the European digital library, museum and archive. This two year project, which began in 2007, will produce a prototype website giving users direct access to some 2 million digital objects, including film material, photos, paintings, sounds, maps, manuscripts, books, newspapers and archival papers. To find out more about the project, see the Europeana website.