Books and serials
The IISH Library holds about one million records. Next to scholarly journals and monographs in the field of social history, the original publications of social movements, e.g. periodicals and brochures are abundantly present.
All these printed materials are available for research and can be retrieved through different types of searches in the IISH catalogue.
The scope of the library collections extends considerably beyond the boundaries of social history. This is thanks to the inclusion of specialized libraries and subject-based collections of books, leaflets, pamphlets, and periodicals.
The following collections deserve special mention: