PRIF Library – Terms of Use

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the following conditions apply to the external use of the HSFK library until further notice:

  • Visitors must wear a face mask which covers both mouth and nose.
  • The distance requirement of at least 1.5 m applies.
  • The hygiene recommendations of the Robert Koch Institute apply.


PRIF maintains the largest library in the area of peace and conflict re­search in Germany.

Our collection is digitally available and can be searched on our we­bsite. In the area of inter­national relations, our library is one of few compre­hensive and fully accessible libraries with a focus on theories of inter­national relations, global politics, civil wars, European security, arms dynamics and arms control.

The library is a member of the German Information Network Inter­national Relations and Area Studies, a co­operation of German research institutes from the area of inter­national relations. The network curates the database “World Affairs Online”, one of the largest literature data­bases for inter­national relations.

The library is open to all interested readers, and items can be borrowed locally or through inter­library loans.


Opening Hours

  • Monday to Thursday:
    10 a.m.–1 p.m., 2–5 p.m.
  • Freitag:
    10 a.m.–1 p.m., 2–4 p.m.
  • E-Mail:
  • Tel.: 069 959104-23

Library Staff