The Center's fast-growing library contains a wide range of books relevant to the history of East Central Europa in general and to its urban legacy in particular.
A part of the library is dedicated to classics of urban history (such as Mumford, Lees, or Dyos). More recent literature includes standard works about western metropolises but also an important section on cities in the eastern part of Europe including Russia and Belarus as well as the Balkans. Their growing number reflects the emergence of a wider interest in urban history in the region. The selection of books on Lviv, most of them in the Ukrainian and Polish language, covers a wide thematic spectrum from guide books to architectural monographs or memoirs. A number of rare books published in and on Lviv deserve special mention. Apart from our main field of research, urban history, the library also contains other special sections. One of them is dedicated to Galicia, a historic region which is still considered to represent a period of outstanding importance not only for the city of Lviv but also for the surrounding smaller towns of Western Ukraine.
Recently a new Media Section has been added. It contains the Center’s non-print, audio-visual collections, including holdings from all genres of film and sound recordings in a variety of formats from private collections and official archives. The collection will eventually consist of DVDs, videotapes, laser discs, reels of motion picture film, filmstrips, video and audio CDs, CD-ROMs, and individual slides.
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