EYE’s holdings include information sources from the entire period of film history such as many indispensible film-historical and film-theoretical reference works. The library also has a large collection of biographies and screenplays in book form.
The EYE library contains more than 30,000 books, annual reports, festival catalogues and periodicals in various languages. The collection is made up of primarily Dutch and English publications, as well as many French and German books. The books cover a wide range of cinematographic subjects from the beginning of cinema up until now.
Various DVDs are available in the library. These feature not just factual information, but films, film excerpts, photographs and music as well.
The library’s computers provide access to internal and external databases and Internet sites. One important source for literature searches is the FIAF (International Federation of Film Archives) database, an international index with bibliographic references to more than 310,000 articles in film and television journals from 1972 to today.
Variety, Skrien, Sight & Sound, de Filmkrant, Cahiers du cinéma ... all of these are part of EYE library’s collection of 1,900 periodicals (dating back to 1850), including 140 current subscriptions.
Digital news clippings archive
The news clippings archive contains 250,000 clippings, most of which are from Dutch newspapers. These are available digitally in the library. The library’s catalogue has both descriptions of the clippings as well as the full text.