Albertina Bibliothek
Albertinaplatz 1
A-1010 Wien




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



Art Discovery Group Catalogue

art-focused research experience within the WorldCat environment. Selected art library catalogues are searchable alongside additional content from a multitude of additional sources, promising more comprehensive results in a global setting, frei zugänglich

International specialized meta catalogue allowing the integrated retrieval of bibliographic records and, should the occasion arise, other objects of distinctive art historical databases.
Currently, gives access to ca. 13 million records (as of September 2012, not counting the targets Google Books and HathiTrust), including a high percentage of records for articles in periodicals, conference papers, festschriften, exhibition catalogues and exhibition books, etc., and an increasing percentage of records for archival and photographic materials as well as for online resources, 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 acessible



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 acessible



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 acessible




Specialised Information Service for Art



The Getty Research Institute - Search Tools and more 

Discover Research Library resources and more!



Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Kunst- und Museumsbibliotheken (AKMB)

Network of art and museum librarians for the German speaking countries