Complementing our own collections the Library is networked to the holdings of other libraries. This Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service enables the rapid delivery of documents and provides books and articles (and DVDs, CDs, musical scores, microfiches, microfilms, etc.) from a wide network of research libraries within days of a request. This network includes special usage conditions, e.g., lending privileges for older books that otherwise would not be for loan.
Please remember that neither the Institute’s books nor Interlibrary Loan books may be taken out of the Institute. We kindly ask you not to use sticky notes in the books we have borrowed for you.
For further information about Interlibrary Loans, please see the Interlibrary Loans page.
The Institute’s Bibliography (PuRe) lists all publications authored or edited by our researchers and guests in connection with their research at the Institute (except preprints).
As well as being necessary for the Institute's biannual Research Reports, you will need to have your publications entered into PuRe in order for them to appear on your scholar profile on the website. To add your publications to PuRe, contact the Editorial Assistant in your Department/Research Group:
- Department I: Lindy Divarci
- Department III: Gina Grzimek
- Max Planck Research Group (Final Theory Program): Kseniia Mohelsky
- Max Planck Research Group (Premodern Sciences): Kate Sturge
- Lise Meitner Research Group: Dieu Linh Bui Dao
- Department Daston: Josephine Fenger
For general enquiries about the Institutes Bibliography please email the PuRe Bibliography team.
The library offers a copyright clearance service—we will search for those with the rights to the image you want to use, and request clearance for its use in your publications and online. For further information please contact Urte Brauckmann.
The Max Planck Society fosters Open Access and strives to bring research results openly on the Internet. Here you can find information on open access publishing, copyright issues, and on the transfer of rights to publishers. The library offers advice on Open Access and publishing contracts, and provides copyright clearance service for the publications of our scholars. Find out more on the Open Access information page, which also includes an Open Access FAQs list.
The library offers digitization of sources for your research and publication projects, helping with image processing if required. Please contact Ralf Hinrichsen for further information and assistance.
The library also supports the digitization of audio and video documents. For this please contact Hartmut Kern.
The library offers advice on managing your bibliography as well as support for transferring existing bibliographies into new bibliographic management systems, such as Zotero, EndNote, etc. Please see the Bibliography Management page for further information on what we offer.