Access and Use

The ithf libra­ry is a sci­en­ti­fi­cal­ly spe­cia­li­sed libra­ry open to the public. It is acces­si­ble to all inte­rested visi­tors during its hours of ope­ra­ti­on.

Library use

The use of the libra­ry is spe­ci­fied wit­hin the Rules Gover­ning the Use of the ithf Libra­ry from 1 Decem­ber 2017. You agree to the­se rules when using the libra­ry. Plea­se get acquain­ted with the­se rules pri­or to using the libra­ry. They can also be acces­sed wit­hin the libra­ry its­elf.

The­re are 8 work sta­ti­ons and inter­net access avail­ab­le for rese­arch.

Copies and prin­touts can be made at a fee of 0,10 EUR per copy/printout.


Bor­ro­wing items at the libra­ry is free of char­ge and pos­si­ble upon pre­sen­ting a libra­ry card which can be app­lied for in the libra­ry.

The loan peri­od is four weeks. You can extend the peri­od through your online user account.

The libra­ry mate­ri­als are free­ly acces­si­ble and can, for the most part, be bor­ro­wed. Jour­nals and sequels are avail­ab­le for use on-site.

Applying for a Library Card

To app­ly for a libra­ry card, you need to com­ple­te and sign an app­li­ca­ti­on form. Plea­se give a valid email-address, if pos­si­ble.

A per­so­nal ID, an EU per­so­nal ID or a pass­port and con­fir­ma­ti­on of resi­dence in Ger­ma­ny (if no Ger­man address is spe­ci­fied in the ID) is requi­red.

Upon sub­mis­si­on of your signed app­li­ca­ti­on form, you will recei­ve a libra­ry card.

Opening hours

Mon­day – Fri­day: 10 am – 1 pm

We recom­mend to make sure that the libra­ry is actual­ly open:
+49 (0)40 / 29 81 37 1 – 11

The libra­ry is clo­sed on ger­man legal holi­days (Ham­burg) and on the days bet­ween Christ­mas and New Year.

Plea­se note: Cur­rent infor­ma­ti­on on the ope­ning and clo­sing times can be found in the menu on the left under “Ope­ning hours”.


Institute for Theology and Peace – Library

Her­ren­gra­ben 4
20459 Ham­burg