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OPENING HOURS: The library is open from Monday to Thursday from 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. and on Friday from 9.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.

Please note: The library is closed on Shrove Monday, 12 February 2024, and on Shrove Tuesday, 13 February 2024.

The library collects specialised literature on the history of Europe since the middle of the 15th century. It specialises in European and international history as well as the history of the church, theology and religion since humanism and the Reformation.


All specialist journals and periodicals, monographs and specialist bibliographical aids in printed form and in online editions can be found in the online catalogue. The printed holdings of the reference library are freely accessible and are available on site to members of the institute and all interested external parties during opening hours.

We offer library information and advice and provide reading desks, computer desks, a reader for films and microforms and scanners/copiers. A fee is charged for paper copies (see also the library regulations). The Little Guide to Finding Books gives a brief overview of catalogues and in-house borrowing.

The IEG Bibliography 1950-2011 retrospective lists the publications of the Institute and the publications of its academic staff from the years 1950-2011 in bibliographic references and library holdings of the years of employment, where available.

The IEG Bibliography is an ongoing project that lists the publications of the Institute and its academic staff since the year of publication 2012 ff.

E-mail to the library: bibliothek@ieg-mainz.de

Library team:

Dr Ines Grund (library management, contact person for academic matters)
Tel.: +49 6131 39 39366

Leon Wild (student assistant)
Tel. +49 6131 39 39344

Annette Reichardt (user assistance)
Tel. +49 6131 39 39379

Katja Schneider M.A. (acquisition, catalogues)
Tel. +49 6131 39 39380 (tuesdays to thursdays)