The Georg Eckert Institute Library is a unique national and international research library in the field of comparative textbook research. The library has the most comprehensive collection of international textbooks on the subjects of history, geography, politics/social studies, religion/philosophy/ethics (under construction) and German.
The extensive inventory of scholarly literature provides an ideal environment for academics from various disciplines to conduct comparative research on textbooks as media. Among our visitors are academics, textbook authors, teachers, students, journalists, film-makers and private individuals.
With its collection of textbooks, the library has been incorporated as a Specialty Collection Library of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation). As a part of this, the library is one of 46 German special subject collections/ specialised libraries, which together administrate the tasks of a divided national library.
In addition to this, the Georg Eckert Institute Library serves as the textbook centre of the Council of Europe.
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Access to textbooks from Israel, Japan and Africa is currently limited [more]
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8.30 a.m.- 5.30 p.m.
Last Change: 24.05.2013