e-rara.ch is the portal for digitized printed works from Swiss libraries. These works range from books and maps to illustrated materials – from the earliest days of book printing to the 20th century.
In cooperation with the Library of the ETH in Zurich, the Iron Library has had 44 printed volumes digitized in 2017. They are available free of charge at e-rara.ch in the thematic collection "History of technology and science" of the Iron Library.
The collection provides an overview of the Iron Library's collection interests. The majority of the digitized copies are works of an historical nature on general technology and science from the 16th to the early 19th centuries along with works published in Switzerland, first those from Basel. At a later date the thematic focus will shift to works in the fields of mining and metallurgy.
Further books will be digitized in the coming years.