The Institute library currently holds 62 000 books and 876 periodicals (85 current periodicals and 180 in Eastern European languages). The focus of the collection reflects the work priorities of the Institute (General Information). The entire monograph and research paper collection can be researched on the internet, via the catalogues of the Oldenburg Library Association and the Common Library Association (GBV) and the Karlsruher Virtual Catalogue (KVK). The periodical collection is currently only partially included in these catalogues. The libraries of the Institute and the University of Oldenburg co-operate closely in areas such as acquisitions and augmentation of the collections.
The library is a member of the Working Group of Libraries and Documentation Authorities for Research on Eastern, Eastern Central and South Eastern Europe (ABDOS).
The Institute library is a publicly accessible reference library (no local or external loans), and can be used during Institute opening times, Monday to Thursday, 9.00 to 16.00, and Friday from 9.00 to 15.00.
Monday - Thursday 09:00 - 16:00 h
Friday 09:00 - 15:00 h
Telephone: +49 441/96 19 5-11
Telephone: +49 441/96 19 5-57