Discover our collections

Find every resource you need at WUR Library. From life, environmental and natural sciences to social sciences and economics – our wide range of online and print collections are accessible online and on campus. Learn how you can search for literature and find the information you need!

WUR Library Search

The WUR Library homepage gives you access to many search systems, databases and e-journals. Through WUR Library Search, you can quickly see which sources are available online and which are available at the Library in the print collection. Click on the blue Get it! button to access the full text of the publication, or to request the printed book.


Bibliographic databases are important tools when looking for scientific journal articles on your topic or by a specific author. The Library offers a selection of databases via its homepage. Go to:

  • Databases & Collections on the Library's homepage to access multidisciplinary databases (e.g. Scopus or Web of Science) or discipline-specific databases (e.g. PubMed and CAB Abstracts). In these databases you can do a simple search as well as a systematic and comprehensive search to find scientific articles.
  • Google Scholar to find publications you know and get easy access to the full text via the Library.
  • Research@WUR to find publications, projects, datasets and more research output from WUR researchers.

Special collections

The Special Collections department of WUR Library offers collections of rare and old publications. These include nursery catalogues, garden and landscape designs, aerial photographs and academic heritage. 

In the Wageningen University & Research Image Collections you can find botanical drawings, historical photos, old maps, paintings and much more. It's definitely worth an exploration!

The Special Collections reading room is located in Forum Library. It is open by appointment for WUR staff and students. To make an appointment please email to