DGAP’s library and information center houses one of the oldest specialty collections on foreign and security policy in Germany. Its holdings date from 1945 and contain more than 200 national and international journals, over 85,000 books, and numerous electronic publications. These materials, which form the heart of DGAP’s information infrastructure, are also accessible to its members and an interested public.

The holdings of DGAP’s library and information center can be researched online via the OPAC. They include the database of World Affairs Online (WAO), which provides access to more than 900.000 titles in the fields of international relations and area studies – many as electronic full text.

  • foreign and security policy
  • international cooperation and development policy
  • European politics and transatlantic relations
  • regional and country studies worldwide
  • foreign cultural policy
  • climate, environment, energy

One of Europe’s largest databases of social science literature, WAO is maintained by FIV – The German Information Network for International Relations and Area Studies – a cooperation of ten independent German research institutes. 


  • Searches for literature in the digital catalog of World Affairs Online (WAO)
  • On-site use of DGAP’s holdings in its reading room (copying facilities are available)
  • Commissioned research by the library team in its print and online holdings (free for DGAP members/12 euro for non-members)

Opening hours of the library:

The library is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10:00 to 17:00. In case you would like to use it, please send us an email in advance at iz@dgap.org.



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