Books and periodicals

The Library consists of reference books related to the Cold War, human rights and the archival/library profession. The periodical collection includes more than 8.000 dailies and journals published from the 1950s onwards in 40 languages. They are searchable through the integrated search and can be also viewed while browsing thematic special collections .


Databases subscribed to by the Central European University Library are accessible in our Research Room.

Collections on Microfilm and Microfiche

Short summaries and inventories of our collections on microforms can be consulted here:

Testaments to the Holocaust. Documents of the Wiener Library

The Wiener Library’s selected publications, thematic press cuttings, biographical files, photographic collections, personal reports and interviews on the history of Nazism and the European Jews. Read more...

Prague Spring 1968 Collection

A collection of articles concerning the Prague Spring from 49 newspapers and periodicals published in Czechoslovakia between 1966 and 1968. The collection includes two important Party dailies (Czech and Slovak), economic newspapers, military periodicals, publications of all legal parties, Czech and Slovak regional dailies, and satirical magazines. Read more...

Polish Independent Publications, 1976-

The collection is based on the Radio Free Europe samizdat archive currently at OSA, and complemented by holdings from the Polish Library (POSK) in London, the Feltrinelli Foundation in Milan, as well as a number of smaller contributions from archives and libraries in the US, UK and Canada. It contains 1,361 Polish independent journal titles published between 1976 and 1988. Read more...

US Government documents on the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe

The Diplomatic Post Records and the US State Department’s Central Files are a comprehensive collection of primary materials detailing the internal and foreign affairs of Russia and the Soviet Union. The FBIS Daily Reports consist of translated transcripts of foreign radio and television broadcasts, news agency transmissions, newspapers, periodicals, and government statements. Read more...

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Publications

RFE/RL's own publications 1956-1991 on microfiche. The collection includes RFE Background Reports and Situation Reports, RL weekly Research Bulletins, Soviet Area Audience and Opinion Research (1977-1991), and Soviet samizdat publications. Read more...