Who may use the library?

The library is accessable to all. We are a specialized library, but we offer public access. Visitors are welcome to consult current journals in our reading room.

Is it necessary to register before visiting the library?

No. The library has regular opening hours during the semester and as well as during academic breaks and school holidays. 

Do you offer an introductory tour of the library?

Yes. There is always a short personal tour of the library right before your first use of the library. Arrangements can also be made for groups.

Is the library catalogue available on the Internet?

Yes. The Collection of the Library has been searchable since 1991. Please consult the link available here. 

Is it possible to borrow books and journals from the library?

No. We are a reference library, not a lending library.  The advantage of a reference library is that the whole collection is always availabe to everybody. The library does have facilities for photocopying, and a reader printer is available for microfilm and microfiche.

Do you make inter-library loans?

No, we do not make inter-library loans.

Is it possible to request materials?

No. We do not send any materials. If you are interested in EU materials please contact:

Jean Monnet House
Europäisches Informationszentrum
Voßstr. 22
10117 Berlin
Monday/Wednesday: 10am-1pm; 2pm-4pm
Tuesday/Thursday: 10am-1pm; 2pm-6pm
Friday: 10am-1pm
Tel.: +(49 30) 88 412 211
Fax: +(49 30) 88 412 223


For ordering articles, please note the information about our copy service

What does IBLK mean?

The database abbreviation IBLK stands for "Internationale Beziehungen und Länderkunde(International Relations and Area Studies). It is one of the largest social sciences bibliographical databases in Europe. The database provides specialized information chiefly for those involved in research and politics, but also for the general public.

What does FIV mean?

FIV stands for Fachinformationsverbund. A specialized information network for international relations and area studies, it is a consortium of 12 independent German research institutes aimed at establishing common information resources.

What does BiDok mean?

The abbreviation BiDok stands for "Bibliothek und Dokumentationsstelle= Library and Documentaton Centre


  • Information Center of the DGAP
    (German Council on Foreign Relation)

    Rauchstraße 17/18

    10787 Berlin

    Tel.: +49 (0)30 25 42 31-0

    Fax: +49 (0)30 25 42 31-16



Opening hours

  • TuesdayWednesday:

    09.30 - 18.00 pm

  • Thursday:

    09.30 - 16.30 pm

  • Monday, Friday: