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National Library Catalogs & Bibliographies

This is a collection of links to international resources and includes national libraries, national bibliographies and union catalogs.

Western Europe

Resources by Country

    National Library National Bibliography Union Catalog
Andorran Flag Andorra La Biblioteca Nacional d’Andorra Note: Available in Catalan only None Listed
  • None Listed
Austrian Flag Austria Österreichische Nationalbibliothek
None Listed
  • The Austrian Library Network - This search engine provides access to autographs, manuscripts and estates held by the more than 80 libraries in the Austrian Library Network
Belgian Flag Belgium Royal Library of Belgium None Listed
French Flag France National Library of France Gallica : La Bibliothèque Numérique
  • None Listed
German Flag Germany Deutsche National Bibliothek

Deutsche Nationalbibliografie online

  • INKA: Inkunabelkatalog - Provides search for Incunabula found in German Libraries Note: German only
  • Gemeinsamer Bibliotheksverbund - A regional union catalog for the German states, Bremen, Hamburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Niedersachsen, Sachsen-Anhalt, Schleswig-Holstein, Thüringen and the Foundation of Prussian Cultural Heritage
  Irish Flag Ireland National Library of Ireland

Sources : a National Library of Ireland Database for Irish Research

  • Copac - includes over 70 UK and Irish academic and specialist libraries
Liechtenstein Flag Liechtenstein Liechtenstein National Library None Listed
  • None Listed
Luxembourg Flag Luxembourg National Library of Luxembourg Bibliographies Nationales
  • None Listed
Monaco Flag Monaco Monaco's Multimedia Library None Listed
  • None Listed
Dutch Flag The Netherlands National Library of The Netherlands Brinkman's cumulative catalogue on CD-ROM : Dutch national bibliography
  • None Listed
Swiss Flag Switzerland Swiss National Library The Swiss Book : Swiss National Bibliography
  • NEBIS - Around 140 libraries of universities and research facilities from all the country’s language regions joined forces to form the Network of Libraries and Information Centres in Switzerland.
  • SWITCH - This is a list of online catalogs available from libraries throughout Switzerland, including individual and union catalogs

British Flag

United Kingdom

British National Bibliography
  • Copac - includes over 70 UK and Irish academic and specialist libraries
  • SUNCAT - union catalog for serials held in the UK