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Corona virus - Important information - Please take note!

The library is closed to the public until September 14, 2020, or until further notice.

The reading rooms are closed. Unfortunately, new registrations are currently not possible and no reading room spaces can be allocated at the moment

In the reading room on the ground floor (in the back of the building), emergency operation with reduced seating (14 seats) has been set up exclusively for scholarship holders, ex-scholarship holders and invited guests of the Institute. In special cases, permission to use the reading room can only be obtained through the directors of the Institute.
 
Should you have any questions about the current special conditions and procedures, please send an email to: .

We ask for your understanding. Thank you.

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Important information for currently approved readingroom guests:

  • The service desk is opened only in the mornings, Monday to Thursday. The regular library service cannot be guaranteed.
  • Approved guests can use the reading room from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday.
  • Users are asked to sign-in on a daily basis, with their name and user number, using the list located in front of the service desk.
  • In the ground floor reading room, assigned workspaces have recently been set up. A maximum of 15 books per guest can be deposited at the respective workplace.
  • When returning your books, please place them on the return trolley, which is located next to the loan desk.
  • Books on the shelves in the reading rooms have been returned to the library stacks.

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A key research tool is the library which holds 675,000 volumes and offers access to more than 28,000 journals and periodicals. In the areas of public international law, European Union law and comparative public law, the library is the largest in Europe and one of the most comprehensive in the world. Researchers from all over the world are welcomed as guests and invited to use the services of the library.
 

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