Image Catalogue (holdings acquired until 1995)
Library Catalogue (holdings acquired since 1995 and periodicals)
There are two types of catalogues:
Holdings acquired until 1995 can be retrieved in an Image Catalogue . The image offers alphabetical and subject search types. After typing in the name or the subject the nearest term will be indicated as an entry point which you can access then. To get to the term you are looking for you then have to move forward in using the numbers at the bottom of the image.
All holdings acquired since 1995 and all periodicals can be accessed through the Library Catalogue . Because the Library Catalogue consists of several merged and technically different catalogue databases, many catalogue entries carry mistakes. We apologize for this and try to systematically improve the quality of the entries. Hints to mistakes are welcome and should be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Still in 2007 the library will present a PICA-OPAC that will be part of the biggest German Union Catalogue GBV which itself provides access to international library catalogues and databases.
In the reading room the library provides three computers for its users that enable catalogue inquiries and provide access to Index Islamicus and Encyclopaedia of Islam Three (subscription still planned in 2007).