Discovering digital resources

Discover the VÖBB’s digital resources at, as well as the collections of the Digitale Landesbibliothek Berlin (Berlin Regional Digital Library), which include Berlin’s telephone and address books. 

Digitale Landesbibliothek Berlin (Berlin Regional Digital Library)
Here you will find digital publications and sources on the Berlin region, urban development, and local and cultural history. The database, which is mostly free to access, covers both retro-digitised historic resources in the Berlin Studies and Historic Collections section, as well as contemporary digital publications. In addition to the Berlin telephone and address books, other highlights include the Bauzeitschriften architecture journals, as well as official and parliamentary documents and statistical reports from Berlin and its neighbouring municipalities dating back centuries. Further information is available here  

Berlin telephone and address books
The books enable you to search for Berlin residents, associations, authorities, companies or streets from the 19th and 20th centuries. With approx. 250 million entries, they are a unique source for research into genealogy and urban history. Search by name or street. Further information available here

Digital resources at the VÖBB (Association of Public Libraries in Berlin)
A wide range of German and foreign-language e-books, e-magazines, e-papers and audio books, e-learning resources, video and music streaming, and many other digital resources is available here

The PC work stations at the ZLB facilities provide access to a number of electronic databases. Further information is available here

An overview of our various training courses, tours and workshops for all ages can be found on this page. You can also find out more about the services here, and book the appropriate training courses, tours or workshops.

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