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In view of the increasing number of infections and the further spread of the coronavirus worldwide and also in Germany, we are obliged to contribute to containing the spread of coronavirus infections with preventive measures.

The Library will be closed to the public from 16th March 2020 until further notice and will only be accessible to staff members of the Institute and visiting researchers already present in Heidelberg and approved by the library. New users are currently not admitted. 

The loan desk (ground floor) and all (three) reading rooms in the Institute will be closed. The services of the loan desk will be discontinued until 14th September 2020 (for further information see under Library).

No new visiting researchers will be admitted to the Institute until further notice. Applications will be rejected. Visiting researchers who are already present at the Institute, as well as our staff, can continue their research activities and their work in all other services of the Institute.   

Conferences, meetings, workshops and discussion groups as well as the Referentenbesprechung (Monday Meeting) are suspended. 

The work of the MPIL will be reduced to a minimum but the Institute will not be shut down. These measures will be in force until 14th September 2020.

 

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