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Reading and borrowing


The library has a bright, quiet reading room and is open to the public.

You can copy (payment in cash) and scan and use the internet.

You can safely lock up your coat and bag.



The loan period is two weeks. If you like you can email us the desired signatures as well as copies of your identity card (both sides) and your telephone number to bibliothek [at] We will then set up your user account and gather the books before you arrive. 
A reminder fee will be charged if you exceed the loan period (§ 3 of Library Fees Ordinance

Opening hours

Monday9 am – 1 pm
Tuesday9 am – 3 pm
Wednesday9 am – 3 pm
Thursday9 am – 1 pm
Friday10 am – 2 pm



Short-term changes to opening hours can be found on the homepage.



Contact and address:

Phone: +49 (0)761 / 888 78 21
Email:  bibliothek[at]

The institute on google maps
Windausstrasse 16, 79110 Freiburg, Germany