The History Library

Address : Str.Gh. Asachi, nr. 12, Iaşi
Telephone : 0232/201663
Contact person :  Elena Cojocariu - Head of the Humanistic Sciences Branches
E-mail :

Opening Hours

Monday – Friday
Loan at home:9.00 - 19.30
Access at the reading rooms:8.30 - 20.00
Saturday - SundayClosed

The access in this library is based on the CUL Entrance Card valid in the headquarters and in all the branch libraries.

The library had a reading room with 54 seats.


The total fund (2019): 44.731 bibliographic units (books and periodicals)
Number of entries in the database (2019): 32.545 entries
The History library has some important collections of documents (books and periodicals) in the following fields:

  • The history of the Romanian people
  • The universal history
  • Historiography
  • Archaeology
  • Palaeography
  • Epigraphy
  • The history of the culture and civilization
  • The history of books
  • The History of religions
  • The History of arts
  • The History of sciences
  • The History of political parties
  • Politologie
  • International Relations
  • The biographies of some cultural and scientific personalities

Documents available to the readers:

  • Reference documents: general and specialized dictionaries, general and specialized encyclopaedias, documents collections, bibliographies, atlases, etc.
  • Specialised periodicals: Dosarele istoriei , Historia, Memoria, Magazin istoric , L'Histoire, Journal of contemporary history , etc.
  • Report periodicals: Historical Abstracts, Current History.

The collections of the History Library are in a continuous growth and comprise some fundamental works, documents collections, treatises, university courses, manuals, reference materials.
The books and periodicals collections are increased by donations and the national and international interlibrary exchange (we offer Analele Ştiinţifice ale Universităţii "Al.I. Cuza" - secţiunea Istorie).

The Catalogues

The library offers to its readers the following catalogues:

  • The online catalogue – the bibliographic descriptions of the publications in the History Library are included in the CUL online catalogue
  • The national online catalogue - RoLiNeST (Romanian Library Network Science & Technology) including the databases of the most important Romanian university libraries.

The services

  • The consultation of the collection’s documents in the reading room;
  • The home lending;
  • The free access to the online databases on the library's subscription - ProQuest, SpringerLink, Ebsco, etc.;
  • Specialized bibliographic information;
  • The initiation of the readers in the documenting process.