Due to building measures: A move of the library of the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity (MPIMMG) to the Historical Building of the SUB is in preparation

The library of the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity (MPIMMG) has not been accessible since 2019 due to construction work. As part of the agreed cooperation on the “Göttingen Campus” the collection of the MPIMMG will move to the Historical Building of Goettingen State and University Library  (SUB Göttingen) for the duration of the building process. Thus the collection will not only be open for researchers of the MPI again, this remarkable social science collection with a special focus on diversity will also be much easier to access as a reference library for researchers and students of the University Göttingen.

In order to create space for the library of the MPIMMG in the Historical Building of the SUB Göttingen the MPI and the SUB have updated their existing contract on the collection of the former Max Planck Institute for History (MPIG), which have been shelved at this location. This collection has been accessible in the Historical Building of the SUB Göttingen to all researchers since 2009. Interested readers can use the collection on site during opening hours, but off-site lending has not been possible so far. To make space for the collection of the MPIMMG at the location where the MPIG collection is shelved at the moment, those volumes of the MPIG which are already available at the SUB Göttingen will be taken back and given to other interested Institutions by the MPIMMG. The SUB Göttingen will keep those volumes, which are nonrecurrent at the University of Göttingen as a loan. These will be made ready for circulation and brought to the stacks of the Central Library of the SUB Göttingen. Furthermore the classification scheme of the former MPIG will be made available on the website of the SUB Göttingen. Thus all patrons will be able to search and browse the full collection of the MPIG online and borrow all volumes printed after 1900 from the SUB Göttingen.

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