The TU Delft EFL Library
The EFL Library, housed at Delft University of Technology, is the largest collection of books on research, design and administration in urban planning in the period 1870-1970.
In 2011, the EFL Foundation took the initiative to compile a collection of professional literature from the period 1870-1970. The library is housed in the library of the Faculty of Architecture of Delft University of Technology.
The library contains all the material, both in book form and digitised, that is of interest to the Foundation. This includes not only publications with biographical content, but also titles on urban development in general, spatial planning, architecture, landscape architecture and housing.
The collection covers the period from 1870 to 1970, with an emphasis on the period when Van Eesteren and Van Lohuizen worked together. The EFL Library is intended to be used as a source of inspiration for students and researchers and by anyone interested in research, design and administration in urban planning. The relationship between these three subjects was of great importance to Van Eesteren and Van Lohuizen. The internationalisation of urban development is also taken into account in the compilation of the collection.
To find the EFL Library, go to Discovery, the search box on the TU Delft Library homepage. Scroll down a little until you reach the "Books and periodicals" tab. Use the search term EFL Library to find all publications in the collection. The digital titles can be found in the Cultural Heritage Repository. A link to the books appears at the top left under "Collection". Almost all paper books are in the library of the Faculty of Architecture. Some publications from before 1900 are kept in the Trésor. With the exception of those in the Trésor all titles are available for lending. To borrow a book a library card or campus card is required.