Specialized Library for Tropical Medicine
Specialized Library for Tropical Medicine

The institute, founded in 1900, contains the oldest and largest specialized library for tropical medicine in Germany. The library participates in the nationwide loan process for medical technical literature.

The library covers monographs and journals on the topics of tropical medicine, parasitology, immunology, virology and molecular biology (ca. 46,000 volumes, 48,000 offprints and 96 journal subscription, of which 56 are electronic), these are available for all employees. The library is able to obtain additional literature and keeps records of the institute’s history through its archives.

The library is open free of charge to the public and external visitors. As it is a reference library; lending is only possible within the institute.

The library collection is recorded via the Union Catalogue (GVK):

If you have any questions, please contact the librarian.


  • American journal of epidemiology
  • American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene
  • Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy
  • Applied and environmental microbiology
  • Blood
  • BMJ
  • Bulletin de la Société de Pathologie Exotique
  • Cell
  • Central African journal of medicine
  • Chinese journal of parasitology and parasitic diseases
  • Clinical microbiology reviews
  • Clinical and vaccine immunology
  • Comparative parasitology (Proceedings of the Helminthological Society of Washington / Journal of the Helminthological Society of Washington)
  • Current opinion in infectious diseases
  • East African medical journal
  • Eukaryotic cell
  • Experimental parasitology
  • Immunity
  • Immunological reviews
  • Infection and immunity
  • JAMA
  • Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association
  • Journal of bacteriology
  • Journal of clinical microbiology
  • Journal of communicable diseases
  • Journal of eukaryotic microbiology
  • Journal of helminthology
  • Journal of medical entomology
  • Journal of parasitic diseases
  • Journal of parasitology
  • Journal of protozoology research
  • Journal of tropical pediatrics
  • Journal of virology
  • Lancet
  • Lancet infectious diseases
  • Leprosy review
  • Médecine tropicale f.u.d.T.: Médecine et Santé Tropicale
  • Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
  • Microbiological and molecular biological reviews
  • Microbiology Spectrum
  • Molecular and cellular biology
  • Nature
  • New England journal of medicine
  • Papua New Guinea medical journal
  • Parasite immunology
  • Parasitology
  • Pathogens and global health
  • Protist
  • Review of medical and veterinary entomology (Wallingford)
  • Revista de biologia tropical
  • Revista Ibero-Latinoamericana de Parasitologia, f.u.d.T. Parasitaria
  • Revista de Leprologia Fontilles (Valencia)
  • Romanian archives of microbiology and immunology (Archives roumaines de pathologie experimentale et de microbiologie)
  • Science
  • SEA Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health (Bangkok)
  • Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
  • Trends in Genetics
  • Trends in Immunology
  • Trends in Parasitology
  • Tropical Diseases Bulletin
  • Tropical Doctor
  • Tropical Gastroenterology
  • Tropical Medicine and Health
  • Tropical Medicine and International Health
  • West Indian Medical Journal
  • WHO Technical Report Series

Publications of the Institute

Scientific reports inform about research projects, events, publications and staff activities.

Scientific Report 2014/2015 (PDF version, 5.4 MB)
ISSN 1616-4504

Scientific Report 2012/2013 (PDF version, 5.7 MB)
ISSN 1616-4504

Scientific Report 2010/2011 (PDF version, 5.6 MB)
ISSN 1616-4504

Scientific Report 2008/2009 (PDF version, 4.3 MB)
ISSN 1616-4504

Scientific Report 2006/2007 (PDF version, 5.4 MB)
ISSN 1616-4504

Scientific Report 2004/2005 (PDF version, 5.8 MB)
ISSN 1616-4504

Scientific Report 2002/2003 (PDF version, 3.0 MB)
ISSN 1616-4504

Scientific Publications

Publication highlights of the research groups can be found on the website of each group.


Dipl.-Bibl. Martina-Christine Koschwitz


Tel.: +49 40 42818-404, 545
Fax: +49 40 42818-409
E-mail: bib(at)

Opening hours

Monday to Friday
08.30 am - 03.30 pm

Visitors are welcome. Booking in advance is recommended.


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