The library of the International Tracing Service (ITS) has more than 10,000 publications and approx. 450 newspapers and periodicals. The focus of the collections is on the history of the Holocaust, the concentration camps, National Socialist slave labor as well as the confrontation with Nazi crimes. For the time immediately after 1945 the topics of Displaced Persons (DPs), culture of remembrance and the work and development of the ITS are worth special mention.
Also worth pointing out are the early documents and publications from the DP camps and historical commissions, many of these documents having been collected at the ITS. They are part of a substantial stock of rare printed material that had appeared during the first decades after the war. The library also keeps an extensive collection of newspapers from victims organizations and camp committees.
In addition, documentation folders prepared by the ITS can be viewed, among them prison records, lists regarding the number assignments in the concentration camps as well as National Socialist place listings.
The library is currently being re-organised. A new online catalogue is now available for Internet research. It is planned to integrate it into the online catalogue of the Working Group of the Memorial Site Libraries (Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Gedenkstättenbibliotheken - AGGB) and into other common catalogues.