National licenses realized by FID BBI

For the databases listed here, the FID BBI has acquired a national license. The database can be used free of charge by library users all over Germany. However, it is a prerequisite that the library from whose network you want to access the database activates it once for its users. You can find out whether this has already been done via the Datenbank-Infosystem (DBIS). If your home library does not appear in the list of libraries with holdings, please contact your local library. Alternatively, you can also request a single-user license at
National licenses are funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG).

FID licenses

FID licenses are exclusive to the target group of the FID (Researchers in book studies, library and Information Sciences. To access, you need an account in the FID BBI and a membership in the corresponding user group. After logging in with your account, you can access the databases directly here.

Further databases relevant to book studies, library and information science

This overview lists all free databases that are registered in DBIS (Datenbank-Infosystem) and are relevant to book studies, library and information science. If you are logged in with your user account, you will also be shown databases licensed by your home library. These can usually only be accessed via your respective university network or via VPN access.