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 About the library

The focus of the collection of the Library of the Academy for European Human Rights Protection is on international human rights protection, public law, international public law and comparative constitutional law. The library grew out of the library of the Institute for East European and Comparative Law, which, like the former Institute for East European Law, dates back to 1964. Until recently, the library's collection focused on literature on the public law of the USSR successor states with an emphasis on the Russian Federation and the countries of Eastern Europe, German constitutional law, international law, comparative law and GDR law.

The library is a pure reference library. Workstations are available to users during opening hours. All workstations are equipped with WLAN and power sockets. In the institute itself there is the possibility to scan free of charge. Copying facilities are available in the immediate vicinity.

Library services are carried out in compliance with the current Covid 19 protection measures. From 20.09.2021 only those who are fully vaccinated, recovered or tested will be allowed into the library. These 3G will be tested in the entrance area. Please have your 3G proof and photo ID ready for this. No 3G proof is required to return books. AHA rules also still apply, as well as mandatory wearing of mouth-nose protection. Contact tracing is no longer required. Due to limited seating, prior registration is required. In this case, please send an e-mail to: or

Opening times

Monay-Friday from 9 am to 5 pm


Dipl.-Bibl. Teresa Kastl (Tel: (0221) 470-5590, E-mail:

Dipl.-Bibl. Ilona Laszczyk (Tel: (0221) 470-5590, E-mail:

 New Acquisitions

You can regularly find out about the library's new acquisitions here.

2021I. January/February II. March/April III. May/June IV. July/August V. Semptember/October VI. November/December

2020I. quarter II. quarter III. quarter IV. quarter

2019I. quarter II. quarter III. quarter IV. quarter

 Research possibilities

  • The library's holdings are fully recorded online and searchable in the USB online catalog. Please feel free to use the search form below. The seal of the library is 219 and is always at the beginning of each signature.
  • The list of all journals available in the library with holdings records can be found here. The collection can be searched using the search form below.
  • A list of databases with access via the university network or VPN can be found on the university library page

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