The library is very actively engaged in digitizing its collections. For example, more than 50 travel reports from the 17th to the 20th century have been digitized and put online in the Europeana Travel portal. As part of the Project „Deutschsprachige Periodika aus Mittel- und Osteuropa. Die virtuelle Zusammenführung verstreuter Bestände" (German-Language Periodicals from Central and East Europe. The Virtual Consolidation of Scattered Collections), selected German-language periodicals from the 19th and early 20th centuries are also made available in the Digitales Forum Mittel- und Osteuropa (Digital Forum Central and Eastern Europe. Individual items from the extensive map collection have already been digitized. Furthermore, literature on foreigners in the Russian Empire is being converted step by step into digital formats.
In addition to other digital resources of the library of the Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies, ‟Osteuropa-Dokumente online” (Online Documents on East Europe – OstDok), as the central platform for East and Southeast European studies, enables access to an extensive collection of complete texts in electronic form.
In addition, the library offers remote access to the holdings of the presidential library Boris Yeltsin. This allows access to 770,000 digital documents from Regensburg, more than half of which are sources from Russian archives. Researchers and those interested in Russia are thus offered the opportunity to use important Russian book and source holdings on site without having to go on time-consuming research trips.
Access to electronic resources of the National Library of Belarus is also possible. The portal "Belarus in the Information Space" provides access to the main databases on Belarusian studies and digital collections created by the country's libraries, archives, government institutions, educational and scientific institutions.