The library network is amazing!

The Bibliothèque Nationale et Universitaire de Strasbourg (BNU) is ranked the second most comprehensive library in France.  The library also has a wonderful collection of manuscripts, dating essentially from the Late Middle Ages.

The Service Commun de Documentation (SCD) of the University of Strasbourg also hosts a wide array of valuable libraries.  Medievalists can use the Art Library, the Language Library, the libraries of the Theology Departments (catholic and protestant), the library of the Medieval Historical Institute, the MISHA Library, the Canon Law Library, and the list goes on.

Thanks to the Eucor network, University of Strasbourg students have free access to the valuable libraries and resources of the Universities in Basel, Switzerland and Freiburg-im-Breisgau, Germany.

The BNU and SCD have collaborated in order to offer students and faculty members free access to many digital resources: International Medieval Bibliography, Mirabileweb, Library of Latin Texts, Patrologialatina, Acta Sanctorum … as well as a large portfolio of journals.

Run by the Communauté Urbaine de Strasbourg (city of Strasbourg), the Médiathèque André Malraux has a beautiful collection of late medieval manuscripts, while the bibliothèque des Musées (libraries of the museums) offers a wonderful collection of art history books.

Other manuscript collections - with earlier medieval codices - are available at the Bibliothèque du Grand Séminaire in Strasbourg, at the Humanist Library in Sélestat, and at the Municipal Library of Colmar.