Library

The IWH scientific library is specialized in economics, corresponding to the Institute's research profile. The library stock contains especially literature on the transition and the integration of East Germany and Eastern Europe, including statistics. Students and other interested persons have the opportunity to work with the library stock under special conditions.

For general information you can contact us via e-mail:

bibl@iwh-halle.de

Opening hours:

Monday to Thursday: 8-18 h
Friday: 8-15 h

Flyer (PDF) (currently only available in German)

OPAC    Classification & Stock    Use & Services

We look forward to your visit!

Susann Rosipal
Susann Rosipal
Head of Library

If you have any further questions please contact me.

+49 345 7753-734 Request per E-Mail
Katrin Pitzschk
Katrin Pitzschk
Library

If you have any further questions please contact me.

+49 345 7753-731 Request per E-Mail
Cora Pröschold
Cora Pröschold
Library

If you have any further questions please contact me.

+49 345 7753-774 Request per E-Mail
Chris Huth
Chris Huth
Library

If you have any further questions please contact me.

+49 345 7753-774 Request per E-Mail

Classification and Stock

The IWH scientific library provides, supports and accompanies the research activities of the Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH) since its foundation in 1992.

It delivers comprehensive library services comprising the procurement, registration and lending of scientific journals, access to a multitude of electronic resources and scientific data as well as professional advice on related matters. The collection of the IWH scientific library is well known for its primary focus on topics ranging from the economic development of East Germany and Eastern Europe to the European economic integration. Seven main groups indicate the stock.

The classification serves as a key to organising the library stock and can be used as an effective research tool while navigating through the open access areas. It is similar to the economic classification of the German National Library of Economics (ZBW) Kiel and in addition has the special topic and group number 7 which stands for collections of economic literature about East Germany.

The library stock consists of about 68,000 media items, including monographs, periodicals, statistical surveys, and scientific data bases.

Classification (PDF) (only available in German)

Use and Services

The library’s entrance is on the ground floor of the IWH building at the Kleine Maerkerstrasse 8. On the ground floor there is also the reception and service counter, the alphabetically organized journals, IWH publications and statistics as well as monographies and daily newspapers. The reading room with a quiet working atmosphere is situated upstairs. Photocopying machines, scanners and laptop spaces are also available.

The following terms of lending apply to our user groups: Employees can borrow without time limit - in case no other user demands it - and may establish a reference library during their occupation at IWH. For external users it is possible to use the media at the rooms of the library or to occupy special lending options like over-night, weekend and confinement borrowing. Detailed information can be found in our flyer and in the terms of use.

Terms of Use (PDF) (only available in German)

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