Digital platform

Since 2011 the Special Collections have been digitizing objects from the collection, which can be consulted online through the library’s digital platform. Especially the subjects at the core of our collection of old prints have already been digitized.

At the moment there are about 1000 books, i.e. about 1600 titles, available from the following themes: 

  • Jesuit publications
  • Renaissance drama
  • Fable literature (Gielen collection)
  • Neo-Latin literature
  • Epistolography
  • Common law
  • Grammar
  • History of science (mathematics, physics, biologie)
  • Incunabula and postincunabula

If an object is available digitally, you can find this in the catalogue record under the link: "Electronically available from the UAntwerpen Special Collections".

You can also generate a list of all digitized objects on the digital platform. You can further search through this list through the option "Reduce".

Finally, you can also limit a search in the catalogue to only display the electronically available documents. You can do this in the search bar on the left selecting "Carrier" > "Internet/Intranet".

On the platform itself you can view a document in detail, in a viewer: