Department of Early Printed Books

Research and resources

The Staatsbibliothek’s / State Library’s pre-1913 printed books including the special collections may be found in the online catalogue Stabikat. Both bibliographic and copy-specific information often exceeds usual catalogue data and provides information about book designers, printers, presses, provenances, bindings etc. For subject search please consult the ARK-Online. Pre-1913 printed books and material from the special collections are additionally catalogued in international as well as national specialist databases and are presented digitally in numerous projects.

VD 16 - Union Catalogue of Books Printed in the German Speaking Territories in the 16th Century
VD 17 - Union Catalogue of Books Printed in the German Speaking Territories in the 17th Century
VD18 - Union Catalogue of Books Printed in the German Speaking Territories in the 18th Century
EBDB – The Database of Bookbindings
VDLied - Das Verzeichnis der deutschsprachigen Liedflugschriften digital
ESTC -  English Short-Title Catalogue
HPB - Heritage of the printed book database (access for registered users only)
CERL - Thesaurus

 Online-Classification of Rare-Books Reading Room