The RSC Library holds over 8,500 volumes of scholarly publications, including published primary sources, periodicals, and monographs. Fifty-five percent of the collection covers the twentieth-century presidencies. The remainder documents the American political system, foreign policy, civil rights, immigration, methodology, and social issues. See catalog and systematic overview.

Borrowing books
Visitors to the RSC library can borrow books for a period of four weeks (and renew them by mail, if necessary). Only rare editions and primary source books can only be consulted in the reading room. The RSC cooperates with Inter Library Loan services in the Netherlands.


U100 Non-U.S. topics
U300 Human Rights
U400 Second World War

U500 - 900 History of the United States
U500 General Works
U501 US Politics
U502 Social History
U503 Economic History, Agriculture, and Labor
U504 Religious History
U505 Immigration and International Relations
U506 Cultural History
U509 Roosevelt Study Center

U510 - 690 Statesmen and Presidents 18th and 19th Century

U700 - 714 Theodore Roosevelt
U707 Theodore Roosevelt's Administration (1901-1909)
U707.55 Writings of Theodore Roosevelt
U708 Biography of Theodore Roosevelt
U710 Theodore Roosevelt 1909 - 1919

U720 - 765 Early 20th Century Presidents
U720 William H. Taft (1909-1913)
U730 Woodrow Wilson (1913-1921)
U740 Warren G. Harding (1921-1923)
U750 Calvin Coolidge (1923-1929)
U760 Herbert C. Hoover (1929-1933)

U800 - 810 Franklin Delano Roosevelt
U805 Presidential Campaigns
U806 Franklin D. Roosevelt's Administrations (1933-1945)
U806.55 Writings of Roosevelt
U807 Biography of Franklin D. Roosevelt
U815 - 816 Eleanor Roosevelt

U820 - 910 Presidents since World War II
U820 Harry S. Truman (1945-1953)
U830 Dwight D. Eisenhower (1953-1961)
U840 John F. Kennedy (1961-1963)
U850 Lyndon B. Johnson (1963-1969)
U860 Richard M. Nixon (1969-1974)
U870 Gerald R. Ford (1974-1977)
U880 Jimmy Carter (1977-1981)
U890 Ronald W. Reagan (1981-1989)
U900 George Bush (1989-1993)
U910 William J. Clinton (1993-2001)
U920 George W. Bush (2001-2009)
U930 Barack H. Obama II (2009- )

Headings RSC library collection