Our collection contains an extensive range of analog and digital resources in books, databases, journals, and other periodicals in the fields of sociology, political science, and economics. The library's holdings and resources are managed and developed to reflect the Institute's research interests.


The library has a collection of 65,000 print and electronic books, complemented by an extensive range of ebooks offered by the MPG.

Our latest new acquisitions are available through our search portal eLibrary.


The Institute has access to journals from many publishers through the Max Planck Society's central subscriptions. An overview can be found here:


A comprehensive range of locally or centrally licensed bibliographic databases, digital collections, news sources, and reference works are searchable through the MPG Resource Navigator (MPG.ReNa).

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