Using the Library

Shelfmark classification:

Books are shelved according to a shelfmark classification developed for this library. Within the subject groups the books are sorted in ascending order.

Library infrastructure:

  • Three library computer terminals with internet access
  • Photocopying machine (copy cards are sold at the secretariat or in the library)
  • WLAN coverage


Keys for the lockers can be borrowed at the librarianís office with your library card. If you donít have a library card, we accept a valid ID by way of a pledge. The keys should be returned by 5:00 p.m. It is not allowed to keep them overnight.


If members of the Institute take books to their offices for longer they have to fill in a placeholder with their name and the call number of the book so that other library users can find the book.

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