German Historical Institute London

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German Historical Institute London

About the library

The research library of the German Historical Institute London is devoted primarily to German history from the Middle Ages to the present day. Its holdings concentrate on modern German history, with special emphasis on the 19th and 20th centuries, in particular Germany between 1933 and 1945, the development of the two German states after 1945/49, and German unification after 1989. At least a third of library resources are English-language materials.

At present, the library holds approximately 95,000 volumes. It subscribes to ca. 200 periodicals, including all the important German regional historical journals, and provides access to a number of databases, microform collections, and a growing number of electronic journals and eBooks.

The local library catalogue is available online.

Accessing materials

Can I see live document availability on Library Hub Discover? No.

Can I obtain items via inter-library loan? No - this library does not participate in the inter-library lending scheme.

Can I visit the library to view materials? Yes - see the library's website for access details. If you wish to visit it is advisable to contact the library in advance, to ensure that they can accommodate you and that the material you need will be available.


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