May 21, 2022

New European Library Portal Formally Launches, Discover More than 200 Million Items from European Academic Libraries


Research communities worldwide now have unrivalled online access to the collections of national and university libraries from 46 European countries following the launch of the new European Library portal.

Providing a single point of access to over 200 million high quality sources, plus excellent search and retrieval tools, The European Library ( enables researchers to find, use and share a vast range of materials (including digital and multimedia content) with speed and ease.


From rare books and manuscripts to images and video, The European Library offers access to over 10 million digital items. There are also 24 million pages of full‐text content in every subject in addition to bibliographic records.

“We are working towards tomorrow’s library,” said Erland Kolding Nielsen, Chair of The European Library Management Committee, and Director General of The Royal Library of Copenhagen. “Research communities depend on us and we exist to serve them so we have completely redesigned The European Library portal to meet their needs.”

“In order to maximize opportunities for access by researchers, content will also be made available free of charge for re‐use by research networks and websites through API feeds. As a result, the new possibilities for research are staggering,” added Louise Edwards, Director of The European Library.

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See Also: Introductory Video: New European Library Portal Live

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Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.



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