Printed catalogs online

Athens, National Library of Greece

Sakkeliōn, Iōannēs = Σακκελίων, Ιωάννης and Σακκελίων, Αλκιβιάδης Ι. Κατάλογος χειρογράφων της Εθνικης Βιβλιοθήκης της Ελλάδος. Athens: Εθνικό Τυπογραφείον και Λιθογραφείον, 1892.

Online (also here)

Politēs, Linos = Πολίτης, Λίνος. Κατάλογος των χειρογράφων της Εθνικής Βιβλιοθήκης της Ελλάδος: αρ. 1857-2500. (Πραγματείαι της Ακαδημίας Αθηνών, 54). Athens: Academy of Athens, 1991.


The website of the Library has a collection of digitized printed catalogs and a manuscript search engine.

Athens, Benaki Museum


See “Mount Athos” below.

Baltimore, MD, Walters Art Gallery

Ricci, Seymour de, et al. Census of medieval and renaissance manuscripts in the United States and Canada. New York:  H. W. Wilson, 1935-1940.

Online (Harvard ID required)

Basel, Universitätsbibliothek

Berlin, Staatsbibliothek – Preussischer Kulturbesitz

Besançon, Bibliotheque de l’Université de Franche-Comté

Bologne, Biblioteca Universitaria

Budapest, ELTE University Library (Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem)

Catalogus Codicum Bibliothecae Universitatis R(egiae) Scientiarum Budapestinensis. Budapest: Typographiae Universitatis Reg. Scientiarum Budapestinensis [nunc Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem], 1881.   (Online: semel et bis.)

Cambridge (UK), Cambridge University Library

Cambridge (UK), Trinity College Library

Cambridge, MA, Houghton Library

Copenhagen, Kongelige Bibliotek

Dresden, Sächsische Landesbibliothek

Dublin, Trinity College Library

Erfurt, Bibliotheca Amploniana

Erlangen, Universitätsbibliothek

Florence, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana

Bandini, Angelo Maria. Catalogus codicum manuscriptorum bibliothecae Mediceae Laurentianae varia continens opera Graecorum patrum… 3 vols. Florence: Typis Caesareis, 1764-1770.

Volume 1 (also here); Volume 2; Volume 3 (also here)

The website of the Library has a manuscript search engine with full digital reproductions and bibliography (including cross-references).

Florence, Biblioteca Marucelliana

Florence, Biblioteca Riccardiana

Geneva, City Library

Glasgow, University of Glasgow Library

Göttingen, Niedersächsiche Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek

Grottaferrata, Biblioteca

Rocchi, Antonio. Codices Cryptenses seu abbatiae Cryptae Ferratae in Tusculano digesti et illustrati. Typis Abbatiae Cryptae Ferratae, 1883.


Hamburg, Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek

Heidelberg, Universitätsbibliothek

Istanbul, Patriarchate Library

Istanbul, Topkapi Palace

Jerusalem, Greek Orthodox Patriarchate

Papadopoulos-Kerameus, Athanasios = Παπαδόπουλος-Κεραμεύς, Αθανάσιος. Ιεροσολυμιτική βιβλιοθήκη: ήτοι κατάλογος των εν ταις βιβλιοθήκαις του αγιοτάτου αποστολικού τε και καθολικού ορθοδόξου πατριαρχικού θρόνου των Ιεροσολύμων και πάσης Παλαιστίνης αποκειμένων ελληνικών κωδίκων. 5 vols. Εν Πετρουπόλει: Εκ του τυπογραφείου Β. Κιρσπάουμ, 1891-1915.

Volume 1; Volume 2; Volume 3.

Collection of the Μετόχιον Παναγίου Τάφου, previously in Constantinople, now in the National Library of Greece:

Volume 4

Karlsruhe, Badische Landesbibliothek

Leiden, Rijksuniversiteit

Meyier, Karel Adriaan de. Codices Vossiani Graeci et miscellanei. Lugduni Batavorum: Bibliotheca Universitatis, 1955.


Meyier, Karel Adriaan de. Codices bibliothecae publicae Graeci. Lugduni Batavorum: Bibliotheca Universitatis, 1965.


Leipzig, Universitätsbibliothek

London, British Library

London, Wellcome Library

Madrid, Biblioteca Nacional de España

Iriarte, Juan. Regiae bibliothecae Matritensis codices Graeci manuscripti… E typographia Antonii Perez de Soto, 1769.  (Online)

Andrés, Gregorio de. Catálogo de los codices griegos de la Biblioteca Nacional. Madrid: Ministerio de Cultura, Dirección General del Libro y Bibliotecas, 1987. (Online)

Madrid, El Escorial

Miller, Emmanuel. Catalogue des Manuscrits Grecs de la Bibliothèque de l’Escurial. Paris: Imprimerie Nationale, 1848.   (Online)

Revilla, Alejo and Gregorio de Andrés (Martínez). Catálogo de los Códices Griegos de la Biblioteca de El Escorial (3 vols.). Madrid: 1936, 1965, 1968.   (Online)

* The Escorial Library have put the whole of Revilla & Andrés’s excellent catalogue online in pdf/aspx format (above), but navigating it can be slightly tricky and deserves comment. It’s in fifteen parts, as follows:

1/15: Vol. 1 (Revilla), pp. i-cxxxv (prologue, corrigenda &c.).

2/15: Vol. 1 (Revilla), pp.001-100 (codd. 1-24 [r.i.1—r.ii.4]).

3/15: Vol. 1 (Revilla), pp.100-200 (codd. 25-58 [r.ii.5—r.iii.24]).

4/15: Vol. 1 (Revilla), pp.201-309 (codd. 59-87 [r.iii.25—σ.ii.7]).

5/15: Vol. 1 (Revilla), pp.310-402 (codd. 88-124 [σ.ii.8—τ.i.4]).

6/15: Vol. 1 (Revilla), pp.404-501 (codd. 125-157 [τ.i.5—τ.i.18]).

7/15: Vol. 1 (Revilla), pp.502-560 (codd. 158-178 [τ.ii.19—τ.iii.18] and indices).

8/15: Vol. 2 (Andrés), pp. i-xvi (prologue) and 001-095 (codd. 179—251 [φ.i.1-υ.i.12]).

9/15: Vol. 2 (Andrés), pp. 096-193 (codd. 252-308 [υ.i.13—y.i.15]).

10/15: Vol. 2 (Andrés), pp.193-282 (codd. 309-372 [y.ii.1—χ.ii.12]).

11/15: Vol. 2 (Andrés), pp. 283-357 (codd. 373-420 [χ.ii.13—χ.iv.25]).

12/15: Vol. 3 (Andrés), pp. 001-119 (codd. 421-503 [ψ.i.1—ω.i.2]).

13/15: Vol. 3 (Andrés), pp. 120-203 (codd. 504-551 [ω.i.3—ω.iii.18]).

14/15: Vol. 3 (Andrés), pp. 204-263 (codd. 552-649 [ω.iii.19—82.vii.22]).

15/15: Vol. 3 (Andrés), pp. 265-368 (indices).

The links from the library website will open as pdf’s in the browser and can be saved as such from there, though this is slow and unstable (prone to crashing). Alternatively, you can right-click the link and save the file (“save link as”) to your computer. This will save your selection as an “ASP” file, which most computers are not by default set up to read; but simply changing the file extension from .aspx to .pdf will make it open up as the familiar Adobe document. (Miller’s catalogue above is older and usually less full, but can often be profitably compared; see bibliography and online resources.)

Messina, Biblioteca Universitaria di Messina

        Fraccaroli, G. “Catalogo Dei Manoscritti Greci Della Biblioteca Universitaria Di Messina,” Studi Italiani Di Filologia Clasica V (1897): 329–336.


Milan, Biblioteca Ambrosiana

Martini, E. and Bassi, D. Catalogus codicum Graecorum bibliothecae Ambrosianae. (2 vols.) Milan: U. Hoepli, 1906.

Volume 1; Volume 2

The website of the Library has a manuscript search engine with contents and bibliography.

Moscow, Synodal Library [State Historical Museum]

Arhimandrit Vladimir = Архимандрит Владимир. Систематическое описание рукописей Московской Синодальной (Патриаршей) библиотеки. Част I: Рукописи греческие. [A systematic description of the manuscripts of the Synodal (Patriarchal) Library in Moscow. Part 1: Greek manuscripts]. Москва: Синодальная тип., 1894.


Mount Athos [except Great Lavra and Vatopedi Monastery]

Lampros, Spyridοn Paulou. Catalogue of the Greek Manuscripts on Mount Athos. Cambridge: CUP, 1895-1905.

Volume 1; Volume 2

Mount Athos, Vatopedi Monastery

Mount Athos, Great Lavra Monastery

Eustratiades, Sōphronios = Σπυρίδων, μοναχός Λαυριώτης and Ευστρατιάδης, Σωφρόνιος. Κατάλογος των κωδίκων της Μεγίστης Λαύρας (της εν Αγίω Όρει). Paris: Librairie Ancienne Honoré Champion, 1925.


Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek

New Haven, CT, Yale University Medical Library

Palermo, Biblioteca Comunale di Palermo

         Boglino, Luigi. I manoscritti della Biblioteca comunale di Palermo. Stab. tip. Virzi, 1892. (4 volumes)
         Vol. 1: a-c (1884); Vol. 2: d-l (1889); Vol 3: m-9 (1892); Vol. 4 r-z (1902)

Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale

Perugia, Biblioteca Comunale

Mazzatinti, Giuseppe. Inventari dei manoscritti delle biblioteche d’Italia: Ravenna, Biblioteca classense [cont.]. L. S. Olschki, 1895.


Rome, Biblioteca Angelica

Rome, Biblioteca Vallicelliana

Martini, Emidio. Catalogo di manoscritti greci esistenti nelle biblioteche italiane: Catalogus codicum græcorum qui in Bibliotheca vallicellana Romæ adservantur. Milan: U. Hoepli, 1902.


Strasbourg, Bibliothèque Nationale et Universitaire

Toledo, Biblioteca del Cabildo

Graux. Ch. and Martin, A. Rapport sur une mission en Espagne et en Portugal. Nouvelles archives des missions scientifiques et littéraires 2 (1892), pp. 229-298.

Online (also here)

Uppsala, Universitetsbiblioteket

Vatican, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana

The catalogs of the main collection (Vaticani graeci) are not accessible online.

Codices Palatini graeci

Stevenson, Henry M. Codices manuscripti palatini graeci Bibliothecae Vaticanae descripti praeside I. B. cardinali Pitra. Romae: ex Typographeo Vaticano 1885.


Codices Reginenses graeci

Stevenson, Henry M. Codices manuscripti graeci Reginae Svecorum et Pii Pp. II. Bibliothecae Vaticanae descripti praeside I.B. Cardinali Pitra. Romae: Ex Typographeo Vaticano 1888.


Codices Urbinates graeci

Stornajolo, Cosimus. Codices urbinates graeci Bibliothecae Vaticanae, descripti praeside Alfonso cardinali Capecelatro. Romae: ex Typographeo vaticano 1895.


The website of the Library has a search engine with relevant bibliography published in Studi e Testi.

Venice, Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana

Recent catalogs by Elpidio Mioni are not accessible online.

Old catalogs are accessible here:

Fondo antico

Zanetti, LinkAntonio Maria and Bongiovanni, Antonio . Graeca D. Marci bibliotheca codicum manu scriptorum per titulos digesta praeside et moderatore Laurentio Theupolo. [Venetiis:] apud Simonem Occhi 1740.


Appendix graecus

Castellani, C. Catalogus codicum Graecorum qui in Bibliothecam D. Marci Venetiarum inde ab anno MDCCXL ad haec usque tempora inlati sunt. Venetiis: Ongania et Visentini 1895.


The Biblioteca Digitale Italiana offers access to old hanwritten catalogs.

Vienna, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek

Hunger, Herbert and Kresten, Otto. Katalog der griechischen Handschriften der Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek. 1: Codices historici, codices philosophici et philologici. 2: Codices juridici, codices medici. 3,1: Codices theologici 1-100. 3,2: Codices theologici 101-200. 3,3: Codices theologici 201-337. Wien: Prachner; Hollinek, 1961-1992.

Volume 1; Volume 2; Volume 3/1; Volume 3/2; Volume 3/3

6 Comments to “Printed catalogs online”

  1. Congratulations! A very good attempt. You can also add the printed catalogues of Oxford, BNF (to be found in http://www.bnf,fr) or of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek in Munich (also in their website) and other Libraries (see for example the catalogues in the digital library ΑΝΕΜΗ of the University of Crete or the site:

  2. Vlad, you got here before I could! Yes, please keep an eye on this space. The project will continue in summer 2012, with more microfilm analyzed and more manuscript resources shared. We’re working on getting the records we already have available online for scholars.

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