We moved to Universitätsstraße 105!
On the 1st of June, 2016 the Institute of Development Research and Development Policy, and thus the institute library as well, moved to a new location in the building Universitätsstrasse 105.
Unfortunately, we could only take a relatively small number of books to that location, most of our books had to remain in the former IEE library rooms in GB 1.
Anyone needing access to these books should contact me by phone!
The library of the IEE is a reference library. Books and journals can be taken out for a short while for copying purposes, but during the semester terms lending is only possible for weekends or overnight. During the holidays, a longer lending period is possible. There are working places within the library. The institute's library is open to everyone interested in developing studies, so people and institutions do not need to belong to the Ruhr University Bochum to use the library.
Monday to Thursday: ca. 9:00 – 16:00 h
Friday: ca. 9:00 – 15:00 h
The library can be closed for half to one hour for lunch breaks;
from Monday to Thursday it's usually opened longer than 16:00 h.
German Afghanistan Archive
During the cooperation between the University of Kabul and the Universities of Bochum, Bonn and Cologne, the library's titles about and from Afghanistan increased so much that they were taken out of the normal library and the German Afghanistan Archive was founded.
The Afghanistan Archive is one of the biggest collections of literature about and from Afghanistan in Germany. It contains monographs, anthologies, statistics, maps, journals and newspapers as well as many unspecific titles and newspaper clips about Afghanistan.
Contrary to the institute library, the Afghanistan Archive can't be accessed by the users themselves. It is strictly a reference library.
ADB Depository Library
Since January 1994, the IEE library has been participating in the Depository Library Programme of the Asian Development Bank.
Our acquisitions are included in the Online Catalog of the Ruhr University (OPAC) from 1997 on; acquisitions before that year are only searchable via our card catalogs.
Our OPAC Library No.: 294/25
Our card catalogues include:
- Alphabetical catalogue
- Systematical catalogue
- Geographical catalogue sorted by Region / Country / Keywords
- Postal Address:
Institute of Development Research and Development Policy
Ruhr University Bochum
Library: Room 2.22
- Librarian: Dorotheé Sensen
- Phone: 49 (0) 234 / 32 - 22302