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With the most extensive library in the field of peace and conflict research in the German-speaking area, which is open to the scientific community and the interested public, PRIF makes an important contribution to peace and conflict research.

The collection comprises ca. 50.000 books, 160 current periodicals, 40.000 single issues of grey literature, 25.000 US Documents and 5.000 UN Documents.

Its special collection “US Foreign Policy and its Domestic Conditions” is a collection of literature and documents unique in Europe and contains congress documents on American foreign policy as well as publications by 135 American institutes. As the only German library it also possesses a continuous collection on the theory of peace and on the theory of international relations.

The library of PRIF is a member of the German Information Network International Relations and Area Studies, a network of twelve German research institutes, who jointly produce the data base WORLD AFFAIRS ONLINE.

The library and the special collection “US Foreign Policy” can be used by all interested readers. Lending and interlending are possible. For requests from patrons outside Frankfurt am Main, please call the library.

Opening Hours:

  • Monday to Thursday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Friday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Head of Library: Dr Andreas Heinemann