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The German Institute for Human Rights houses a human rights library open to the public. The library offers print and electronic media, including reference books and the most important journals on international and European human rights policy and protection. It also contains extensive holdings on current research related to human rights.

We provide 3 web-connected desktop computers to search the catalogue and Internet resources, including licensed e-journals and databases. Free wireless Internet service (Wi-Fi) for personal notebooks is also available.

Further information on our library profile: about us

The entire library collection is searchable in our Online Catalogue. The offers of our library as well as links to data bases and search machines can be found in theResearch Guide.

Our Opening Hours

You can visit the library without prior notice from Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Books may be borrowed over the weekend (Friday to Monday) only. Photocopying is EUR 0.05 per copy.
Library staff will be happy to assist users with accessing library materials and online resources.

The library is closed on February 5th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.!

Conditions of library use (PDF, 120 KB, not barrier-free)

Barrier-free Accessibility

The library is accessible for wheelchairs. In addition, we offer a workplace for blind and visually impaired readers.

We also offer easy-to-read publications: Easy-to-read materials (PDF, 283 KB, not barrier-free)