Using the library


The library provides reference and information services primarily for the institute's scientific staff. Day guests may be granted permission to use the library during the opening hours. Lending services are not available, but a copy machine is located in the library. If you would like to use the library, please contact the library staff. Please check the catalogue first to see if our library has the material you are seeking.


Licensing restrictions in some cases may prevent the sharing of databases with non-Max-Planck Institute’s members.


If you would like to use the library, please contact the library staff first.

Susanne Hilbring +49 221-2767-110
Elke Bürger +49 221-2767-108


Paulstr. 3 (ground level)
50676 Köln

Opening Hours

Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m
Friday 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
For members of the institute the library is open at any time.

Library search portal

Use elibrary to locate items of the library, publications of MPIfG researchers, open access articles and more
Library portal

Electronic Journals Library

The Electronic Journals Library provides access to all e-journals available for the staff of the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies.

Databases- overview

The library provides access to many electronic resources such as eBooks, ejournals, Encyclopedias, and other Online databases. A short overview will help you to start with your research in our resources.

MPIfG - Library access| [Last updated 2018-03-23 14:34]