Library Use

The Library is open to the public.

Opening hours

Mondays to Fridays 8.30 a.m.- 5.30 p.m.

Apply to use the library

To use the library please present this application form, completed and signed, to the staff at the library desk!


In order to borrow material from the library you require a library card. Please show your identity card or passport to the staff at the desk and hand in the completed application form. We make a charge of EUR 5.00 to issue the library card (in accordance with the Georg Eckert Institute regulations). Books can, as a rule, be borrowed for 4 weeks. You can renew materials once online by logging into our online catalogue, or by writing an e-mail to Please read the user account information. Journals and books in the reference-only section may not be removed from the library. The library is a participant in the inter-library loan service.

Overdue Fees

In accordance with § 23 of the library's regulations and § 1 and § 2 of the fees regulations, € 2.00 per item will be charged for the first reminder for any items not returned within the loan period. The failure to return items following an initial reminder will incur a further charge of € 5.00 and € 10.00 respectively for the second and third reminders for each item.


We offer guided tours and work opportunities for groups and school classes upon request and prior notice.