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The library is a central service institution for scholars in the institute. Our work is focused on efficient, fast and need-based information coverage necessary for research.

The library collection  is oriented primarily towards institute's research profile. Extensive services complement and facilitate access to numerous print and electronic information sources.




  • Electronic Journals Library
  • BrowZine This new journal app enables you to view tables of contents of our licensed journals on your smartphone,tablet or desktop. You can add your favorite journals to a virtual bookshelf for a convenient overview of new content.
  • Find more information: About BrowZine

Library search portal elibrary

Welcome to elibrary, the  search portal of the MPIfG Library. Browse through our books, articles, publications of MPIfG researchers, JSTOR and more elibrary

Find databases with MPG.ReNa

The MPG Resource Navigator (MPG.ReNa) provides licensed databases, digital collections, and reference works of the Max Planck Society and our library.

New Databases

Financial TimesMPIfG affiliates may register for an individual account to Ask the library.
Oxford Handbooks

oafindropen access discovery platform, 25 million articles published in peer-reviewed journals.


offers a continuously updated reference of MPG-licensed eBooks. Browse through the the list of brand new social sciences books

New Books

Want to know what new items have just arrived in the MPIfG Library? Browse our new books

Intranet Library Information

Further information on purchase proposals, interlibrary loan... Library intranet

MPIfG - Library | [Last updated 2018-03-02 15:00]