The definitive resource for information about cable and telecommunications worldwide, The Barco Library is your primary resource for books, photographs, videos, and other media documenting the rich history of the cable industry.

The mission of the Barco Library is to serve as a research and reference tool for the cable and telecommunications industry, academia, and the public.

You can search by keyword, name, subject heading, date, decade, and collection name. Our photodigitization project is in its infancy, so only a tiny fraction of our 100,000 total images have been digitized, but check back often as images are continually being added!

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