Albertina Bibliothek
Albertinaplatz 1
A-1010 Wien
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auction catalogs of the Albertina

Holdings of auction and sales catalogs until 2003, freely accessible



Karlsruhe virtual catalog (KVK)

Meta search interface which allows you to access more than 500 million books and serials in libraries and book trade catalogs worldwide online via Internet. KVK starts a simultaneous search in the catalogs and gives you a standardized hit list. As the Karlsruhe Virtual Catalog does not have a own database it depends on the availability of the target systems, freely accessible




Collective catalog of four of the leading German scholarly research institutes in the field of art history: 
Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florence, Max-Planck-Institut (, Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte in Munich (, funded by the Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Bildung und Kultus, Wissenschaft und Kunst Deutsches Forum für Kunstgeschichte / Centre allemand d'histoire de l'art in Paris (, funded by Max Weber Stiftung - Foundation of German Humanities Institutes Abroad, Bibliotheca Hertziana, Max Planck-Institut für Kunstgeschichte in Rome (, freely accessible



Austrian Union Catalog

Gives access to the titles of more than 60 libraries in Austria. Collectively these libraries have very rich collections of early Austria journals, features about 11 million titles and 700,000 bibliographicals entries of journals. (April 2014), freely accessible



Library of the Österreichische Galerie Belvedere

Holds around 90,000 items (books, journals and new media) regarding the whole spectrum of the fine arts, freely accessible



Library of the Museum of Modern Art (mumok)

Holds c. 40,000 items that reflect the museum’s collection. 
Library’s focus: Art of the 1960s and 1970s, Art magazines, Literature on art discourse today, Artists’ books, Audiovisual material on the mumok program, freely accessible






Specialised Information Service for Art



The Getty Research Institute - Search Tools and Databases

Discover Research Library resources and more!



Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Kunst- und Museumsbibliotheken (AKMB)

Network of art and museum librarians for the German speaking countries