Digital Scriptorium

Digital Scriptorium
Open Access
Connection note

Digital Scriptorium moved to a new platform in 2023. Not all manuscripts have been loaded to the new platform yet. Manuscripts are being loaded to the new platform through Summer 2023.


Digital Scriptorium is a free search portal that allows you to discover medieval and Renaissance manuscripts held by over 30 American libraries, archives, and museums. For each manuscript, Digital Scriptorium includes an extensive description and a limited number of images; in many cases, is does not include images of all pages of the manuscript. Digital Scriptorium offers many search and browse options, including location, language, date, country of origin, format (dated manuscript, document, or figurative decoration), and the institution where the manuscript currently resides.

The original manuscripts are held by over 30 American libraries, museums, and archives. 61 of the manuscripts reside in Rutgers Special Collections and University Archives

Dates covered

Medieval and Renaissance periods.

Resource types
The University of California Berkeley Library