Libraries

Students of our programme have access to a variety of excellent library resources inside and outside Freie Universität Berlin.

Besides the central University Library with its over two million items, the Law Library at our department is of special interest for MBL students. Open seven days a week, the Law Library holds a collection of about 800.000 print items and grants access to about 40 legal databases as well as hundreds of non-legal databases providing legal contents. In addition, MBL students are given exclusive access to a number of books and readers focusing on the areas of business, competition and regulatory law. Guided library tours and workshops are offered frequently to help students organize their literature and database research at Freie Universität Berlin.

The United Nations and European Union Documentation Center provides assistance for students and scholars at Freie Universität Berlin who are looking for original documents or case law regarding current debates in European politics or at the UN. Their collection includes the United Nations' publications from 1956 onwards and the European Union's Working Papers from 1963 onwards as well as the UN and EU printed monographic publications and periodicals. In addition, the Documentation Center holds specialized literature on the institutions.

The Berlin State Library is another excellent source of information for our students. It is Germany’s largest academic general library with over 13 million print items. An ever-growing number of databases and digital resources complements the library collection. Registration at the Berlin State Library costs 30 € per year and allows access to the library’s services and both of its reading rooms.

Students of our programme can also register as external users at the libraries of other universities in Berlin such as the Technische Universität Berlin, the University of the Arts or Humboldt-Universität Berlin. More information about their specific collections and services can be found on their respective websites.