The PRIF library is open to all interested parties. The library's holdings can also be loaned by external users upon presen­tation of an iden­tity card or a similar document. The loan period is four weeks, renewals are possible by email request. For external users, our user regulations apply. 

Interlibrary loan 

The library is admitted to and participates in the inter­library loan system. The library handles inter­library loan requests and Subito document deliveries for employees. Please contact the library staff.

Library facilites

  • user workplaces
  • PCs with internet connection
  • Copy machine/Scanner (0,05 Euro per copy, scanning is for free)

New acquisitions

We regularly inform you about the latest acquisitions of the PRIF library. All books can also be found in the library catalogue.

Suggestions for acquisition can be addressed to the library.

Information Network International Relations and Area Studies

The PRIF library is a member of the Information Network International Relations and Area Studies, a coope­ration of ten inde­pendent German research institutes in the field of Inter­­­national Relations. The network provides information for researchers and policy-makers as well as the general public. 

The FIV network produces the database WAO – World Affairs Online, one of the largest biblio­graphic data­bases in Social Sciences. The main subject areas covered are Inter­national Relations, foreign and security policy, European policy as well as peace and conflict research. The data­­base includes not only books, but journal and book articles as well as grey literature.

The collection of the FIV institutes can also be found through the catalog of the SWB.

Media from other FIV libraries can be requested by a special interlibrary loan.

Open Access

PRIF supports open, online, and barrier-free access to research results. The library advises PRIF employees on the possibilities of open access publishing. More information about Open Access at PRIF