The library of the IfS is a specialized research library with an inventory of around 60,000 media units. An extensive collection of academic journals with currently 65 subscriptions, special issues and yearbooks, as well as approx. 3,000 smaller publications, complete the range of literature available to the scientific members of staff of the Institute.
As an institute library, lending is currently restricted to members of the Institute for Social Research. However, books and journals not available elsewhere may be consulted, whenever possible, upon request.