The library has existed since the founding of the Institute in the year 1900. It is the oldest and largest specialised tropical medicine library in Germany and the national reference library for tropical medicine. It participates in the nationwide loan system for specialised medical literature.
It maintains the stocks of monographs and journals from the collection areas of tropical medicine, parasitology, immunology, virology, molecular biology and makes them accessible to staff. It procures literature that is not held in stock and makes the archive holdings on the history of the Institute accessible.
The library is open to the public and its use is also free of charge for non-residents. It is a reference library; borrowing is only possible within the Institute. The holdings are registered in the Common Library Network: www.gbv.de
If you have any questions, please contact the librarian.
Publications from the Institute
Annual reports provide information on research projects, events as well as on publications and activities of the staff.