Tasks and Work Areas
The Federal Institute for Culture and History of the Germans in Eastern Europe (BKGE) provides advice to the Federal Government in all questions concerning research, presentation and development of the the culture and history of Germans in Eastern Europe. To fulfill its order the BKGE and its research projects are embedded in the scientific community, it realises scientific inquiries and documentations and co-ordinates federally funded research projects.
As a research institute affiliated to the Carl von Ossietzky University in Oldenburg the BKGE provides staff members to teach at the university, too.
The Institute's library currently holds 62 000 books and 876 periodicals.
The focus of the collection is on the areas of Eastern, Eastern Central and South Eastern Europe and reflects the work priorities of the Institute which are history, literary studies and linguistics, art history and European ethnology.
The library is a publicly accessible reference library (local loans possible, but no external loans).
More about the service of the library, contact and opening hours you can find here.