VFL Manuscripts on Microfilm Database Search

Search holdings of microfilmed manuscripts either by shelfmark based on city, repository, and collection, or by Vatican Film Library microfilm roll number. A codex or roll number may be partial or complete and will return a broad or narrow set of results accordingly. Search results will file by absolute digits, not whole numbers (e.g., 1, 11, 111, 2, 21, 3, etc.).

  • To browse all holdings from a city, repository, or collection -- select desired parameters and leave remaining search terms blank.
  • To browse by codex number if a collection name is unknown (e.g., Vat. 1209 vs. Vat. gr. 1209) -- select city and repository parameters, leave collection name blank, and enter codex number
  • To search shelfmarks whose codex numbers are alphanumeric (e.g., Chig. A IV 84) -- enter the codex number using periods (e.g., A.IV.84)