The Library

The Library

Library search portal

The library search portal ELISA lists the entire print holdings of the library as well as electronic materials of various resources relating to relevant subjects of the institute. ELISA is recommended to be used as a main access point to locate items of the library, publications of MPI-MMG researchers, e-books, open access articles and articles of special subject journals.

Book collection

The library of the MPI-MMG mainly focuses on the topics of religious studies, anthropology, political science and international law. Currently our library holdings contain about 50,000 volumes (as of March 2022).

The inventory of the former MPI for History is located in the Historical Building of the SUB Göttingen (Address: Papendiek 14) and contains 98,600 volumes.


Besides the book collection the library subscribes locally to 340 journal titles in addition to those licensed centrally at the MPG.

Access to all licensed electronic journals is available, among others, via the Electronic Journals Library.


Access to the databases licensed in the Max Planck Society is available via MPG.ReNa, among others.

The "Elisa" home page contains access to the discovery system, the internal library ordering system, and further links to use the services.

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