In the Southwest German Library Network’s (Südwestdeutscher Bibliotheksverbund, SWB) catalogue, users can simultaneously search collections at more than 1,200 libraries in Baden-Württemberg, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saxony and the Saarland. The titles found here can be used in the libraries that hold them or reserved via the interlibrary loan system.
The Karlsruhe Virtual Catalog (Karlsruher Virtueller Katalog, KVK) can be used to search in national and international library and trade catalogues simultaneously. Depending on your choice of catalogue, you can find books, journals, DVDs and other media formats here. The titles found here can be used in the libraries that hold them or reserved via the interlibrary loan system.
Users can search in the German Union Catalogue of Serials (Zeitschriftendatenbank, ZDB) for newspapers and journals not found in Katalog plus. More than 4,000 German libraries have indexed their collections of German and foreign-language titles in print and electronic form here.
Please note that the ZDB does not include essays in its database. Please use one of our databases to search for articles.
No matter where you are based, it is easy to search for printed and digitised maps of all kinds in the Database of Old Maps (Altkartendatenbank). The IKAR consists of collections from 11 major German libraries.
Maps dating back to 1800–1880, when the Upper Rhine was straightened, can be found in a database created by the EUCOR libraries. Users can access all maps online.