German Historical Institute Library
The German Historical Institute Library
17 Bloomsbury Square, London WC1A 2NJ
Basement, Ground Floor and First Floor
Hours of opening:
|Monday - Wednesday, Friday||1000 - 1700|
|Thursday||1000 – 2000|
The library can be used by everyone without restriction. Readers’ tickets, for which a passport photo and a recent proof of address are required, are available at Reception free of charge. Access to the GHI from the street is via a few steps. However, a ramp can be provided to enable wheel-chair users to enter the building. A lift connects all floors of the building and there is also a toilet for disabled visitors available. Please contact us in advance if you need help.
Librarians in charge:
Dr Michael Schaich
Ms Anna-Maria Klauk
Dr Christiane Swinbank.
All holdings are included in the on-line catalogue http://www.ghil.ac.uk/catalogue/qsearch.php.
Own. 21 major categories, each category is given a capital letter which indicates the classification by subject matter or by geographical location. Within the categories are sub-divisions, which are by chronology and then by subject.
Volumes 75,000. Current periodicals 209. All books on open shelves, arranged according to classification.
Special collections or strengths:
Third Reich; Present Germany; GDR; Anglo-German relations; historiography; comprehensive collections of guides to archives in Germany.
Reader printer for fiches and films, photocopier. Special list of all periodicals in stock.
The library also provides access to a number of on-line databases, e.g. JSTOR; IBZ (International Bibliography of Periodical Literature); Munzinger Archiv; DigiZeitschriften; Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung Archiv 1949-1992; Times Digital Archive.