The Institute library is designed as a reference library that is available primarily to Institute staff and to domestic and foreign guests.
Under certain conditions, other persons with a research interest may additionally be granted access to the library if the personnel and space capacities allow.
Information for External Users
External users with a research interest may be granted access to the library as day guests. A written request must be submitted in advance.
Faculty members of the University of Freiburg or other Freiburg universities and colleges as well as their assistants will find information on access to the library under the section "Faculty Members (FR)".
The library is open to day guests during the Institute's opening hours. Day guests who have been granted access for one day, however, are asked to arrive during the library's service hours. On their first visit, the same applies to day guests with special permission to use the library for several days.
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(Last admission: 20 minutes before closing time)
If you would like to submit a written request to use the library as a day guest, please fill out the online form.
After submitting the filled-out form, you will receive a copy via e-mail. You can expect to receive a reply from us within 1 to 2 working days.
Faculty Members (FR)
Information for Faculty Members of the University of Freiburg and other Freiburg Universities and Colleges
Faculty members of the University of Freiburg or other Freiburg universities and colleges may use the library without submitting a prior written request.
When you arrive at the Institute (reception desk), please identify yourself as a faculty member. If you are not known personally, we kindly ask you for a moment of patience while the receptionist verifies your name in the university course catalog.
For reasons of convenience and to avoid unnecessary bureaucracy, we will gladly issue a library permit for the entire semester.
If written confirmation of the proven research interest is provided by the faculty member, assistants authorized by faculty members may also use the library without submitting a prior written request.
Assistants will also be issued a library permit for the entire semester if it is evident that access to the library on behalf of the faculty member will be needed frequently.
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Faculty members and their assistants may use the library during the Institute's opening hours. We kindly ask all other users who have not yet been advised of the library rules to arrive during the library’s service hours on their first visit. Library permits are issued during service hours. Books that have been reserved in advance can also be picked up then.
Library of the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law
D-79100 Freiburg i.Br.
Information for Foreign Guests
If you wish to use the library for short-term research purposes (up to 5 days), please fill out the Application for Permission to Use the Library for external users. Once approved, you may use the library during the Institute's opening hours. Please refer to the section "External Users" for more information.
If you are planning a longer research residency, please refer to information on the webpage Information for Guests and Visitors.
Lending Policy/Copying Policy
Loans outside of the Institute are not possible. A book may only be taken off the premises or copies made in cases of exception. We advise you to contact your university or college library if necessary.