The GHI Library
At present the library holds approximately 50,000 titles (books, CD-ROMs, Microfiche/films, DVDs) and subscribes to more than 220 journals. The collection concentrates on German history and German-American relations, with emphasis on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
The GHI Library offers free access to researchers, historians, scholars, and the general public. Appointments or reader cards are not necessary. The library provides open-stack access but does not lend materials. The library hours are from Monday to Thursday from 9 am to 5 pm, Fridays from 9 am to 4 pm, and by appointment.
Please note that some of the online resources below, e.g. ebooks, are only accessible from the GHI.
- Online library catalog
- E-Journals (Elektronische Zeitschriftenbibliothek - EZB)
- E-Books Ciando
- E-Books Ebrary
- E-Books EBSCO
- Online Research Tools
- Microfiche Collection
- Old OPAC
Please note that some online resources, e.g. ebooks, are only accessible from the GHI.
- The Reading Room has electric outlets for laptop computers and wireless internet access.
Library Regulations (pdf) - Internet Guidelines (pdf)
You can send us an e-mail with your questions.