About the Library

The library of the Max Planck Institute of Geoanthropology is a specialized scientific library and the central source of information for the institute. The library's primary task is to provide literature and information for the institute's staff and their guests. The library is open to them around the clock. Students and other interested persons may use the library by appointment at

Currently the collection comprises linguistic and archaeological works. The collection is supplemented by biological, psychological and anthropological books. In addition, there is access to 30,000 electronic journals in the EZB. Our book holdings are supplemented by online databases with full texts. The online catalogue OPAC contains the library holdings and also all papers written by members of the institute.

Book suggestions

Suggestions for new acquisitions are appreciated at any time. Please send your requests directly to .

Publications of co-workers

Bibliographical data of the institute’s publications are archived in the Max Planck Society publication repository PuRe. In order to keep it up to date, we need your input – please inform us as soon as a publication has been accepted for publication by sending us an email with the bibliographical details.

Interlibrary loan

It is possible to order literature by interlibrary loan. Please send the biographical information to . Alternatively, submit your requests for interlibrary documents directly from databases (e.g. Web of Science) by pressing the SFX button.

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