Library Catalogs

BiDok - The Library and Documentation Center of the German Council on Foreign Relations
BiDok is a specialized library with a focus on German foreign and security policy, international relations and globalization. The library's collection contains 75.000 volumes, 250 journals and electronic publications as well as a press archive dating from 1945-1967. The library is open to the public.

Library of the German Bundestag
Focus on politics and society, law, economics, public administration, and contemporary history. The catalogue contains monographs as well as articles published from 1987 onwards. The library of the German Bundestag is a non-lending library but the catalogue is a recommendable source for literature research.

GBV - Common Library Network
Union catalogue of Bremen, Hamburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Niedersachsen, Sachsen-Anhalt, Schleswig-Holstein und Thüringen. Contains more than 25 million records of books, periodicals, articles, conference proceedings, electronic resources, maps, etc. Recommendabel source for literature research. EndNote connection files and filters for the GBV databases are available here.

KOBV - Cooperative Library Network Berlin-Brandenburg
Searching for books and other resources in the library catalogues of Berlin and Brandenburg.

KVK - Karlsruhe Virtual Catalogue
Meta search interface for German and international library and bookselling catalogues.

Stabi - Berlin State Library
This general library acquires publications from all fields of knowledge, in all languages, in every available form, from all epochs and all countries - providing they are of interest for academic research and purposes. Currently holds more than 10 million books and periodicals.

Freie Universität Berlin- Library
Content of the online catalogue: monographs since publication year 1990 of all Freie Universität libraries, older monographs of the university libraries and the department libraries only partly, all journals (incl. e-journals).

Humboldt-Universität Berlin - Library
One of the largest university libraries in Germany, focus on humanities. Holds about 6 million books and 10 000 current journals.

Technische Universität Berlin - Library
Nearly 2.7 million books are accessible in the university’s library collections. 1.8 million volumes are held in the University Library and 900.000 in independent faculty libraries.

VÖBB - Library Network of the Berlin Public Libraries
Holdings of all Berlin district libraries as well as of the 'Zentral- und Landesbibliothek' with the two branches 'Amerika-Gedenkbibliothek' and 'Berliner Stadtbibliothek'.