Contact / Opening Hours

Library of the Hamburg Institute for Social Research

Mittelweg 36, 20148 Hamburg
Phone: +49 40 414097-70
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Opening Hours

Tuesday and Thursday 9am-5pm, and by appointment;
closed on German public holidays

News from the Library

Wiley Online Library

The Wiley Online Library issues of some 1600 online periodicals and Open Access publications from the publishing house Wiley


Periodicals and Journals in Print

Our new room offers 260 periodicals in print. Furthermore 2 500 online periodicals are licensed by the library. We have full text databases, updated daily, for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, the Frankfurter Rundschau, the Süddeutsche Zeitung and PressDisplay. Our users have the possibility to read the newspapers on a tablet PC.


Frankfurter Rundschau online

The full text edition of the Frankfurter Rundschau is now available in the combined FAZ and FR database, in which users can search for and read articles in current issues and articles in the archive from 1 January 1995 onwards.

Book scanner

Our new Book2net scanner makes it easy to scan books and other documents. Please bring your own USB stick if you wish to use the scanner.


Access to the library / Scan and copy service

Due to the Coronavirus protective measures at the HIS, the library is currently not accessible to external visitors.

Please use our extended scan and copy service. We can provide specific requests about articles and book chapters, which can only be found in our inventory. You can reach us via e-mail bibliothek(at) or telephone +49 40 411097-70.

Periodicals / Digital Library

Journals / Newspapers


You will find 260 academic and political journals and magazines in our list of
Current Subscriptions to Periodicals in Print

You will find 99 000 academic online journals in the Electronic Journals Library. Among them 6 000 ejournals are licensed by the library and thousands of them are open access journals
Electronic Journals Library (EZB)

Daily Newspapers

We have full text databases, updated daily, for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, the Frankfurter Rundschau, and the Süddeutsche Zeitung with an archive dating back to the 1990s.
Additionally, the PressReader provides full text issues, updated daily, for 2,300 international newspapers.

E-Books / Databases


We provide access to a broad selection of electronic books, which are available to users in various modes, depending on the license terms.


Specialist databases can be accessed free of charge in the Institute’s IP space.