The Library of Rural and Agricultural Literature

Modern Farm Machinery  Ploughs and Implements for Animal Draught  North Riding  Cultivation by Animal Draught  Hand-List of Books

Welcome to the LIBRAL Gateway. LIBRAL is the LIBrary of Rural and Agricultural Literature, a free-of-charge, public, open-access resource provided by the British Agricultural History Society. Here you will find digitized versions of the General Views of the 1790s and 1800s, an almost-complete run of the Journal of the Royal Agricultural Society of England from 1839 to 1914, bulletins issued by MAF from the 1920s to the 1960s, and many other titles.

If you are new to LIBRAL, start by signing up for a free account. While you’re waiting for your account to be activated, you can explore the contents of the library: look at the complete list or choose a type of literature or a specific series; and have a look at the help page. If you already have an account, we hope you’ll find that this gateway complements and enhances the LIBRAL functionality you are already familiar with. If you're already logged on, clicking on the images and links below will open the items in the LIBRAL Browser.