The History collection contains literature about the world history, and especially American, European and Dutch History from Antiquity until now.

How to search the collection?

The printed collection is arranged by subject (in Dutch, pdf): by geographical area first, then ordered on aspect and period.

Besides the History collection, a few small collections deal with specific historical topics:


Printed books: catalogue
E-books: catalogue
Check the list of new acquisitions
You may also request a purchase.


Printed journals: catalogue
E-journals: electronic journals

Search engines

The search engines include dictionaries, bibliographies, collections of e-books and primary texts. Most of the search engines are accessible with your Solis ID.
Besides the selection for History, the following selections could be of relevance too: Antiquity, Medieval Studies, Renaissance.

Tips, theory and training

For tips, theory and training for searching and using scholarly information, please do check our LibGuides.

Where to find the printed materials?

The collection on open shelves is situated at the University Library City Centre (first and second floor). Many more books are kept in the depositories and can only be requested via the catalogue.

Purchase suggestion

Please submit this form if you have any purchase suggestions.

Who is responsible for this collection?

Subject Librarian Humanities
Subject Librarian Humanities
Information / Collection Specialist

General questions

Do you have any questions about our library services? Questions about borrowing, renewing, requesting? Any complaints or remarks?

Call us at +31-(0)30-2536115 or send an email to If you have a question about borrowing, please provide your library card number.