Research Libraries

There are several libraries that have excellent collections for Central Europe, East-Central Europe, Balkans, and Eastern Europe.  While students at other universities can not borrow from them directly, they can use their on-line card catalogs to find sources and then order them through interlibrary loan.  For links to Pace Library at the University of West Florida in Pensacola, see "Other Academic Institutions in the United States" in Academic Institutions.

Columbia University --

Harvard University --
Harvard will not lend from its collection, but the catalog still is a good source for information.

Hathi Trust Digital Library --
With more than five million titles in electronic form, this on-line library is a crucial resource.  Unfortunately, copyright restrictions on many of the volumes allow viewers without full access to search for information but not to view them in their entirety.

Library of Congress --
Be sure to examine the National Jukebox of historical recordings at  The digital map collection is at

New York Public Library --
Slavic and East European Collection --

Stanford University --

University of California at Berkeley --
The UC-Berkeley library has a respectable collection in Czech and Slovak studies, including a large number of books about Tomas G. Masaryk (1850-1937), the first president of Czechoslovakia.

University of California at Los Angeles --
The UCLA library has an excellent on-line digital collection at

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign --
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is the largest library west of Washington, DC, and it has the premier collection on Central Europe, Balkans, and Eastern Europe in the United States.

University of Indiana at Bloomington --

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor --

University of Pittsburgh --

University of Texas at Austin --
The library has digitized the 1923 and 1926 editions of the Historical Atlas by the Columbia University historian William R. Shepherd (1871-1934) from the New York publisher Henry Holt and Company.  It is available at

Václav Havel Library, Prague, Czech Republic --
Václav Havel (born 1936) is a playwright, former Czech dissident during the Communist era, and former president of Czechoslovakia (1989-1992) and the Czech Republic (1993-2003).  His personal web site is

World Cat searches libraries throughout the world  --

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