top of page

Unchaining the library

Helping students and researchers get the resources they need

Welcome to MEMSLib

We are a digital library which brings together open-access online resources for students and researchers of Medieval and Early Modern Studies.

We also offer a blog and advice pages, and a MEMSLib forum which connects our users with a wider community of remote, online, and hybrid researchers.

MEMSLib is an initiative from the Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (MEMS) at the University of Kent. This student-led project developed out of our shared desire to support academic peers and colleagues during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Online Resources

MEMSLib continuously updates our online resource pages, bringing you the latest tools and websites to help with your research, wherever you are working. For example:


Eastern European History

This new page brings together resources for teaching and studying the history, art, culture, and written records of Slavic countries during the medieval and early modern periods.

Old Norse manuscript.jpg

Manuscript Studies

Palaeography, codicology, or diplomatic? We've gathered all you need to get started in the field of Manuscript Studies

Caxton printing_BL.jpg

Early Modern History

We've created a list that provides the best digitised text websites to use as well as general bibliographies.

Salisbury Catherdral Cloisters.jpg

The Forum

Our forum offers and online gathering-place and digital community to our MEMSlib site members. Need a chapter from a book you cannot access? Or need advice about the best resources to use? Head over to the forum to find the answers and resources you need.

bottom of page