PLUME, the new digital library of Switzerland

The Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne Library has digitized some 600 documents from its collection of rare books, published between the 15th and 18th centuries, and made them available online in its digital library PLUME.

The books cover the history and philosophy of science and are mostly from Swiss authors.

Centuries of Persian Manuscripts, Now at Your Fingertips

"The Library of Congress has made 155 rare Persian manuscripts, lithographs, and books dating back to the 13th century available online for the first time."

Source: Jonathan Carey, "Centuries of Persian Manuscripts, Now at Your Fingertips," Atlas Obscura, April 2, 2019,

Download 10,000+ Books in Arabic, All Completely Free, Digitized and Put Online

Arabic Collections Online (ACO) is "a digital library of Arabic-language texts now boasting 10,042 volumes across 6,265 subjects ."

To learn more: Colin Marshall, Open Culture, February 28, 2018,

The Medical Heritage Library Needs Your Feedback! (Closing This Week)

H-Histsex members might want to familiarise themselves with this amazing resource, and give feedback for its improvement. (ed)


If you haven't taken our (short! quick! brief!) 2018 user survey yet, please do so! We're closing it down THIS WEEK and would love to get 200 respondents!… (Please share widely and thank you!)


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