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World Library History On the Web

Here are some sites I've come across in my pursuit of library history. No claim is made at being comprehensive.  Suggest additions by contacting me at

See also: American Library History on the Web

General Sites

Biographies of World Library People

A Compendium of Beautiful Libraries from Curious Expeditions

Library History Section of IFLA

World Library History (History Magazine Article)

World Library History (Kotinos Publications)

Library History by Country


State Library of Victoria

Brief History of the University of Queensland Library

Brief History of the University of Sidney Library


Libraries Today - Canadian Library History


National Library of India


Trinity College Library Dublin


Sources for the history of Italian librarians compiled by Alberto Petrucciani

The Netherlands

The Bibliotheekmuseum (library museum), Amsterdam


Historia de la Biblioteca Central de la Universidad de San Marcos: 1923-1966


The Philippines

Trends in Philippine Library History


The Biblioteksmuseet (library museum), Borås Sweden

The United Kingdom
(Assistance provided by Dr. Christopher Skelton-Foord)

Library and Information History Group of CILIP (United Kingdom)

Library History Database - The British Isles - To 1850

Association of Independent Libraries

Women Library Workers in Great Britain (Evelyn Kerslake)

British Library

British Library of Political and Economic Science (London School of Economics and Political Science)

Cambridge University Library

Chetham's Library, Manchester

Durham University Library

Edinburgh University Library

Glasgow University Library

Innerpeffray Library, Scotland 

London Library

John Rylands University Library of Manchester

National Library of Scotland

National Library of Wales

Founders' Library, University of Wales

Bodleian Library, Oxford University Libraries

Wellcome Library

Carnegie Libraries of Scotland



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