Western Europe Collection

About the Western European Collection

The Western European collections at the Yale University Library, which includes comprehensive holdings in history, literature, and social sciences, are among the strongest in the United States. In addition to the millions of titles on European subjects written in English, the library has an extensive collection of works in fifty Western European languages, and includes considerable coverage of subjects such as: literature, music, and poetry; history, politics, foreign policy, and economics; transition to market economies, migration, environmental policies, the EU, defense, and European economic integration. In addition to its extensive print holdings, the library subscribes to a rich array of Western European electronic journals and databases.

Yale’s extraordinary special collections in Western Europe can to be found at the  Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Lewis Walpole Library, the Rare Book Collection of the Lillian Goldman Law Library, the Medical Historical Library, the Haas Arts Library Special Collections, and the Yale Center for British Art Library.


German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Swedish, Modern Greek, Catalan, Danish, Norwegian and more