Welcome to the Library

Welcome to the Library

The Library of the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History is one of the world’s leading legal history libraries which owns up to over 470,000 printed items and a multitude of electronic resources. It is the central point of contact for scientists and visitors of the Institute in all matters concerning literature and information gathering. In addition to providing research-relevant media, the library offers a wide range of research support services. The main fields of activity are:

  • Acquisition and indexing of printed books and e-books, of printed journals and e-journals, of databases and other digital media
  • Licensing and indexing of e-books, e-journals and databases
  • Provision and maintenance of a Search and Discover environment
  • Lending services
  • Preserving and enlarging the rare book collection
  • Digitisation projects
  • Digital Humanities: research and support
  • Open Access consulting
  • Maintenance of the publication repository PuRe
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