The Akademie der Künste Library (Academy Library) is a member of B3Kat, the union catalogue of the Bavarian Library Network and the Cooperative Library Network Berlin-Brandenburg. In this way, the Academy Library holdings can be researched in library databases regionally and nationwide.

At present, approximately 340,000 of a total of 650,000 library items are registered in the electronic catalogue. Holdings catalogued in card indexes are being successively integrated into the online catalogue. Until this process is completed, these materials can be researched with the help of our digitised card index catalogue.

The cataloguing of the many bequest libraries takes their individual character into account. Here, aside from the general bibliographic data, the catalogue also details volumes with dedications, revisions or addenda, allowing such factors to be included in advanced searches in the bequest libraries.