Important notice (Photo: Ash from Modern Afflatus)

16.03.2020 - Dear Visitors. Due to the current developments, PRIF's library is forced to close temporarily for public access. This preventive measure is intended to last until 19 April 2020. Borrowed books will be automatically prolonged. For questions and inquiries, the library staff can be contacted via bibliothek[at]


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

Die Bibliothek der HSFK (Foto: HSFK)

Monday to Thursday:
10 a.m.-1 p.m., 2-5 p.m.

Friday: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., 2-4 p.m.

Head of library: Dr Andreas Heinemann

E-Mail: bibliothek @hsfk .de

Tel.: 069 959104-23