The American Academy in Berlin has an in-house reference library with almost 9,000 holdings. The heart of the library is a collection of books and media donated by former fellows and Distinguished Visitors. The profile of the general collection is focused on the interests of English-speaking scholars, including English translations of key academic texts, general Western literature, and classics, as well as English texts on Berlin, Germany, and European history and politics.
The Academy’s library team provides a document-delivery service for residential fellows and Distinguished Visitors. To order a book or materials from external libraries, please fill out your book request online.
For the Fellows and Distinguished visitors these research guidelines are supposed to help to find the way around the Berlin library and archive landscape, especially focusing on the collections of the non-lending libraries & archives.
And in order to support the research of its Fellows and Distinguished visitors this bibliography provides links to major research databases, encyclopedia, digital libraries and archives with open access for document retrieval. The focus is on digital collections primarily in the fields of Arts and Humanities that are available in Germany and in Europe. To give you access to information and material relevant for historical research, we have included some bibliographic databases and databases providing bibliographic information as well as tools to search the rich collections of Berlin museums.