Online Catalogs

AAR Library

The Library at the American Academy in Rome currently maintains the following catalogs:

The Library’s catalog

Use the Arthur and Janet C. Ross Library catalog for up-to-date access to all of our holdings for advanced keyword and faceted searching for one-click access to tables of contents and full text in Google Books and additional resources, such as Google Scholar, WorldCat, and the Open Library; and to benefit from a host of additional services, such as RSS feeds, creating and downloading or emailing lists, etc.

The URBiS catalog

The URBiS Library Network unites the collections and provides updated holdings information for the following foreign Academies and Roman research institutions:


ACNP - Catalogo Italiano dei Periodici

The catalog contains bibliographic records for periodical publications held in collections throughout Italy and in all subject areas.

Biblioteca di Archeologia e Storia dell’Arte (Palazzo Venezia)

Although the current holdings of the Biblioteca di Archeologia e Storia dell’Arte in Palazzo Venezia are accessible through the SBN catalog, older titles must be searched in their digitized catalogs. The Author catalog includes material added to the collection between 1922 and 1991, while the Subject catalog covers the period from 1922 to 1998. Other specialized catalogs are available to the interested user.

Bibliotheca Hertziana

Search the catalog of the Bibliotheca Hertziana, the Max Planck Institute for Art History in Rome. The Hertziana is one of the premier research centers for art history worldwide.

Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale Vittorio Emanuele II di Roma (BNCR)

The BNCR shares the responsibility for collecting and preserving into the future the Italian cultural heritage and publications with the Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze (BNCF).

ICCROM Library

The ICCROM library contains the world’s most extensive collection of resources, in a wide variety of languages on every aspect of heritage conservation.

Indice SBN

The SBN is the Online Public Access Catalog of the Italian National Library Service (national union catalog).

Vatican Library

The Vatican Library holds ca. 1,600,000 printed books, predominantly old and rare, including 8,600 incunabula, and 75,000 codices, as well as inestimable archival collections.


An international virtual catalog specialized on the history of art of ca. 13 million records.


Provides links to all national and other major libraries around the world.

Karlsruhe Virtual Catalog

The Karlsruhe Virtual Catalog is a meta search interface which allows you to access library catalogs via WWW. The Karlsruhe Virtual Catalog gives access to more than 75,000,000 books and serials titles from collections throughout Europe and North America.


Libweb currently lists over 8,000 pages from libraries in over 146 countries.


WorldCat is the world's largest network of library content and services. It is regularly updated with the Academy’s holdings, but for fully up to date information on our holdings, consult the Academy's online catalog