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Library at the Robert Koch Institute

General information

In the library the historical stock from the time of Robert Koch is unique. Source: RKIIn the library the historical stock from the time of Robert Koch is unique. Source: RKI Source: RKI

The Robert Koch Institute has sectoral libraries in all its locations: in Berlin-Nordufer 20, in Berlin-Seestraße 10, in Berlin-General-Pape-Straße 62 and in Wernigerode.

The library collects literature in accordance with the focal work areas of the Institute. The historical stock from the time of Robert Koch is unique.

Approximately 100,000 stock units, encompassing books and periodical volumes as well as a large number of electronic magazines, are available to staff.

Use by external visitors is possible, but only subject to appointment by phone or email (Library). The library stocks can only be consulted on site. Lending outside the Institute is not possible.

Directions for use

  • External visitors should already include their literature wishes when making an appointment, since in particular older volumes of periodicals must be made available from the depot.
  • Lending of books or periodicals outside the Institute is not possible.
  • PC workplaces and connection possibilities for laptops are available.
  • Library users are responsible for complying with existing copyright and privacy provisions when copying or duplicating books and other materials. In the event of loss or damaging of books and other library holdings, damages must be paid.
  • The Terms of Use must be complied with.

Date: 17.04.2009