A Database of Cheap Literature, 1837-1860

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The libraries below are organized geographically. The easiest way to find any particular one is to conduct a Ctrl-F search in your browser. If you cannot find a library in your vicinity, you can consult digitized copies.

Methodology to be found below.

British Isles - North America - Oceania - Europe - Middle East - Africa

British Isles


Albert Sloman Library (1) Anglesey Abbey (1) Bishopsgate Library (5)
Bodleian Libraries (553) British Library (703) Cambridge University Library (76)
Chetham's Library (4) Durham University Library (5) Guildhall Library (23)
King's College London Library (2) Leeds University Library (11) London Library (18)
London Metropolitan University Libraries (2) National Art Library (8) National Maritime Museum's Caird Library (23)
Newcastle University Library (12) Peckover House (1) Plymouth Central Library (6)
Senate House Libraries (22) Standen (1) Stourhead Library (1)
Sudbury Hall (1) University College London Library (2) University of Birmingham Libraries (12)
University of Bristol Library (4) University of Exeter Library (2) University of Kent, Templeman Library (13)
University of Leicester Library (26) University of Manchester Library (38) University of Nottingham Libraries (7)
University of Sheffield Library (1) University of Southampton Library (1) Wellcome Library (4)


National Library of Ireland (7) Trinity College Library Dublin (2) University of College Cork Library (1)
University of Limerick (1)

Northern Ireland

Springhill (2)


National Library of Scotland (40) University of Aberdeen Library & Historic Collections (9) University of Edinburgh Library (4)
University of Glasgow Library (10) University of St Andrews Library (5)


Bangor University Library (2) Cardiff University Libraries (2) National Library of Wales (8)
Roderic Bowen Library and Archives (1) Swansea University Libraries (2)

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North America


Acadia University Library (1) American Antiquarian Society (3) American Museum of Natural History Research Library (1)
Amherst College Library (5) Bibliothèques de l'Université de Montréal (8) Binghamton University Libraries (2)
Boston College University Libraries (3) Boston University Library (11) Bowdoin College Library (1)
Brown University Library (11) Buffalo & Erie County Public Library (3) Cape Breton University Library (1)
Carnegie Mellon University Libraries (2) City University of New York Libraries (1) Colgate University Libraries (1)
Columbia University Libraries (7) Cornell University Library (18) Dalhousie University, Killam Memorial Library (9)
Dartmouth College Library (9) Free Library of Philadelphia (3) Hamilton College Library (8)
Harvard Libraries (89) Hofstra University Libraries (1) Holy Cross Libraries (2)
Indiana University of Pennsylvania Libraries (1) Manhattan College Library (1) Massachusetts Institute of Technology Libraries (2)
McGill Library (10) Memorial University Libraries (8) Milne Library, SUNY Geneseo (2)
Morgan Library & Museum (7) Mount Allison University Libraries and Archives (1) New Bedford Whaling Museum (1)
New York Academy of Medicine (1) New York Public Library (61) New York State Library (3)
New York University Libraries (79) New-York Historical Society Library (4) Pennsylvania State University Libraries (6)
Princeton University Library (48) Salem State University Library (1) Smith College Libraries (2)
Stony Brook University Libraries (1) Suffolk University Law School Library (1) Susquehanna University, Blough-Weis Library (1)
Syracuse University Library (8) Temple University Libraries (2) Trinity College Library (7)
Tufts University Library (1) U.S. Naval War College Library (3) University at Buffalo Libraries (1)
University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries (5) University of New Brunswick Libraries (1) University of Pennsylvania Libraries (12)
University of Pittsburgh Library (1) University of Rochester River Campus Libraries (18) Villanova University, Falvey Memorial Library (1)
Wesleyan University Library (2) Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Gordon Library (1) Yale University Library (158)

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Belmont Abbey College Library (1) Buncombe County Public Libraries (1) Duke University Libraries (21)
East Carolina University Libraries (2) East Tennessee State University Libraries (5) Emory University Libraries (36)
Florida State University Libraries (6) Georgetown University Library (5) Georgia Regents University Libraries (1)
Harry Ransom Center (34) James Madison University Libraries (2) Johns Hopkins University Libraries (5)
Library of Congress (24) Library of Virginia (3) Lincoln Memorial University Libraries (1)
Louisiana State University Libraries (5) Mariners' Museum (3) Marymount University Library (2)
Meredith College Library (2) Mervyn H. Sterne Library (1) Murray State University Libraries (1)
Navy Department Library (4) New Hanover County Library (1) North Carolina State University Libraries (1)
Rice University, Fondren Library (1) Rollins College Olin Library (1) Sam Houston State University Library (1)
Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (12) State Library of North Carolina (1) Texas A&M University Libraries (5)
Texas Christian University Library (2) Tulane University Library (2) United States Naval Academy Library (2)
University of Alabama at Birmingham Libraries (1) University of Arkansas Libraries (2) University of Delaware Library (14)
University of Florida Libraries (4) University of Georgia Libraries (4) University of Houston Libraries (4)
University of Kentucky Libraries (9) University of Louisville Libraries (3) University of Maryland Libraries (1)
University of Maryland, Baltimore County Library (6) University of Miami Libraries (1) University of North Carolina Greensboro Libraries (1)
University of North Carolina Libraries (74) University of North Texas Libraries (1) University of Oklahoma Libraries (1)
University of South Carolina Libraries (35) University of South Florida Libraries (2) University of Southern Mississippi Libraries (1)
University of Tennessee Knoxville Libraries (1) University of Texas at Austin Libraries (5) University of Texas at El Paso Library (1)
University of Texas at Tyler Libraries (1) University of Tulsa Libraries (3) University of Virginia Library (36)
Vanderbilt University Jean and Alexander Heard Library (2) Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Wake Forest University (4)

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Andrews University Library (1) Ashland University Library (1) Ball State University Libraries (1)
Bibliothèque et Archives Canada/Library and Archives Canada (1) Bowling Green State University (1) Butler University Libraries (1)
Carleton University Library (2) Case Western Reserve University (1) Cincinnati Main Library (4)
Cleveland Public Library (4) DePaul University Libraries (1) Drury University Library (2)
Hannibal-LaGrange University Library (1) Illinois State University, Milner Library (2) Indiana State Cunningham Memorial Library (1)
Indiana University Bloomington Libraries (34) Iowa State University Library (1) Kent State University Libraries (7)
Kresge Library, Oakland University (4) Lakehead University Library (1) Loras College Library (12)
Loyola University Chicago Libraries (1) McMaster University Libraries (6) Miami University Libraries (1)
Michigan State University Libraries (8) Minneapolis Central Library (6) Morris Library, Southern Illinois University Carbondale (2)
Newberry Library (24) Northwestern University Library (7) Ohio State University Libraries (33)
Ohio University Libraries (5) Ohio Wesleyan University Libraries (1) Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Library (1)
St. Louis Public Library (1) Toronto Public Library (8) University of Chicago Library (26)
University of Cincinnati Libraries (8) University of Guelph Library (1) University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (59)
University of Iowa Libraries (3) University of Kansas Libraries (72) University of Manitoba Libraries (2)
University of Michigan Library (18) University of Minnesota Duluth Library (1) University of Minnesota Libraries (46)
University of Missouri-Kansas City Libraries (7) University of Missouri-St. Louis Libraries (2) University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries (1)
University of North Dakota Library (1) University of Notre Dame Hesburgh Libraries (5) University of Toronto Libraries (26)
University of Waterloo Library (1) University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries (26) University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries (5)
University of Wisconsin-Parkside Library (1) Washington University Libraries (6) Wayne State University (3)
Western Libraries (3) Western Michigan University Libraries (1) Wheaton College, Buswell Memorial Library (1)
Wichita State University Libraries (3) York University Libraries (2)

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Arizona State University Libraries (7) California State Library (5) California State University Los Angeles Library (1)
California State University, Fullerton (1) California State University, Northridge Library (1) Claremont Colleges Library (1)
David O. McKay Library (1) Denver Public Library (1) Harold B. Lee Library (32)
Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens (39) J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah (1) Mills College, F. W. Olin Library (1)
Multnomah County Library (2) Northern Regional Library Facility (1) Oregon Institute of Technology (1)
Pepperdine University Libraries (1) San Diego State University Library (2) San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park Library (1)
San Francisco Public Library (6) Santa Clara University Library (1) Simon Fraser University Library (4)
Spokane Public Library (2) Stanford University Libraries (33) UCLA Library (214)
University of Alberta Libraries (26) University of Arizona Libraries (9) University of British Columbia Library (11)
University of Calgary Library (5) University of California Berkeley Library (26) University of California Riverside Libraries (12)
University of California Santa Barbara Library (1) University of California Santa Cruz Library (4) University of California, Davis Library (5)
University of California, Irvine Libraries (2) University of California, San Diego Library (5) University of Colorado at Boulder Libraries (8)
University of New Mexico Libraries (2) University of Oregon Libraries (1) University of Regina (2)
University of Southern California Libraries (1) University of Washington Libraries (1) Washington State University Libraries (1)
Weber State University, Stewart Library (1) Western Washington University Libraries (1) Westmont College Library (4)

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Australian National University (32) Catholic Institute of Sydney Library (1) Curtin University Library (1)
Macquarie University Library (1) Monash University Library (18) Murdoch University Library (1)
National Library of Australia (14) Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery (1) State Library New South Wales (28)
State Library of South Australia (1) State Library of Victoria (4) University of Adelaide Library (21)
University of Melbourne Library (13) University of New South Wales Library (1) University of Queensland Library (12)
University of Sydney Library (4) University of Western Australia Library (1)

New Zealand

Auckland City Libraries (19) Dunedin City Library (1) National Library of New Zealand (7)
Te Aka Matua Research Library (1) University of Auckland Library (5) University of Otago Library (3)
Victoria University of Wellington Library (1)

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Universiteitsbibliotheek Gent (2)


Royal Library of Denmark (1)


Bibliothèque municipale de Lyon (1) Bibliothèque nationale de France (4) Bibliothèques de l'université Charles de Gaulle - Lille3 (1)


Herzog August Bibliothek (1) Herzogin Anna Amalia Bibliothek (1) Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitätsbibliothek München (2)
Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Bremen (1) Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Hamburg Carl von Ossietzk (1) Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin (3)
Stadtbibliothek Braunschweig (1) Universität- und Landesibliothek Bonn (1) Universitätsbibliothek der Humbolt-Universität zu Berlin (1)
Universitätsbibliothek Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (1) Universitätsbibliothek Frankfurt am Main (2) Universitätsbibliothek Kiel (1)
Universitätsbibliothek Leipzig (1) Universitätsbibliothek Mannheim (1) Universitätsbibliothek Oldenburg (28)
Wissenschaftliche Stadtbibliothek Mainz (1)


International Institute of Social History (1) National library of the Netherlands (2) Tresoar: Frisian Historical and Literary Centre (1)
University of Amsterdam Library (3) University of Groningen (1)


Biblioteki Uniwersyteckiej w Warszawie (1)


Biblioteca Nacional de España (4)


National Library of Sweden (7)


Universitätsbibliothek Basel (2)

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Middle East

Dar Al-Hekma College Library (1) National Library of Israel (4)

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National Library of South Africa (1) Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Library (1) University of KwaZulu-Natal Libraries (1)
University of the Free State Library (2) University of the Witwatersrand Library (3)

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The library copies listed in POP were first found in worldcat, which contains very little British library records. Elizabeth Stearns has searched anew for each title using viaLibri to access all at once worldcat, COPAC, and Karlsruher Virtueller Katalog (KVK).