Library Directories: International
The links on this page go to international library directories.
- Libraries Around the World (P. Scott)
Lists of lists of libraries.
- Libdex: the Library Index
- Libweb: Library Servers via WWW (no longer updated as of late 2011)
- lib-web-cats - Browsable by geographic location; searchable by many criteria (Marshall Breeding, Vanderbilt U.)
- Repositories of Primary Sources - Rare book libraries, archives, etc.
- Theatrum Catalogorum - Annotated directory of library catalogs in Europe and the Americas; aimed at students of the Early Modern era
- WWW Library Directory (M. Sauers)
- Bibliotheks-OPACs und Informationsseiten, Weltweit - You don't need to know German to use this; you can figure out most of the country names (H.-D. Hartges)
- Directory of Union Catalogues - Searchable (IFLA)
- Gateways and Union Catalogs (ShareILL)
- Karlsruhe Virtual Catalog - Choose from dozens of library catalogs in Europe, North America, and elsewhere, and search them all at once. English-language interface. (Karlsruher Virtueller Katalog, KVK)
- Z39.50 Gateway to Library Catalogs (LC)
Directories that list all types of libraries worldwide.
Union Catalogs and Gateways:
- National Libraries
- National Library Websites (U. of Queensland)
- National Libraries and Archives (ShareILL)
- LibrarySpot: National Libraries
- Open Directory: National Libraries
- PublicLibraries.com: National Libraries of the World
- UNESCO Libraries Portal: National Libraries
- Yahoo: National Libraries
- World Directory of National Parliamentary Libraries - In some countries, such as the U.S. and Japan, the legislature's library is the national library; other countries have a separate legislative library (Deutscher Reichstag, in English)