Libraries

Libraries

The GIGA Information Centre comprises four regional libraries (Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Middle East) and a trans-regional collection (Global) on comparative area studies, theory, and methods. The collection comprises about 200,000 books and approximately 11,000 online journals – plus more than 120,000 online documents.


  • Main Location

    Neuer Jungfernstieg 21 20354 Hamburg Phone: +49 (0)40 - 428 25-580 | +49 (0)40 - 428 25-519 (Periodicals) Email: iz@giga-hamburg.de

    Opening hours

    Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00 a.m.‒5:00 p.m.

    Collection Asia

    Rothenbaumchaussee 32 20148 Hamburg Phone: +49 (0)40 - 42 88 74-14 +49 (0)40 - 42 88 74-16 Email: iz@giga-hamburg.de

    Opening hours

    Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00 a.m.‒5:00 p.m.

    We recommended wearing an FFP2 mask in the entire building und keeping a distance of at least 1.5 m from other persons. Disinfectant dispensers are available in the entrance area of the Information Centre. Staff are required to ventilate regularly.


    Library Africa

    Collection

    • Current social science literature on sub-Saharan Africa

    • 59,000 volumes, 110 CD-ROMs (January 2021)

    • 11,000 online journals (Information Centre total)

    • Grey literature

    Catalogues

    • IZ Online Catalogue: Books, articles, and full texts since 1985

    • Subject heading catalogue (microfiche): Books and articles since 1985

    • Alphabetical card catalogue: Books up to 2004

    Facilities

    • 7 PC workstations

    • 14 reading or notebook workplaces

    • free Internet access (eduroam, guest WIFI)

    • copier/scanner

    Contact

    GIGA Library Africa | Neuer Jungfernstieg 21 | 20354 Hamburg | Germany

    Phone: + 49 (0)40 - 428 25 - 580 / 733 | +49 (0)40 - 428 25 - 519 (journals / periodicals)

    Email: iz-afrika@giga-hamburg.de

    Library code: H 221



    Library Asia

    Collection

    • Current social science literature on Asia.

    • About 40 per cent of the library’s collection relates to China and 20 per cent to Japan. Of particular importance are the complete collection of Chinese government bulletins since 1913, the index of the People’s Daily (Beijing), and the Chinese National Bibliography. Available on microfiche are – amongst other sources – the People’s Daily (Beijing) since 1949, the Ta Kung Pao since 1929, and the Asahi Shimbun since 1888.

    • 84,000 volumes (January 2021)

    • 11,000 online journals (Information Centre total)

    • Grey literature

    Catalogues

    • IZ Online Catalogue: Books, articles, and full texts since 1985

    • Subject heading catalogue (microfiche): Books and articles since 1985

    • Alphabetical card catalogue: Books up to 2004

    Facilities

    • 7 PC workstations

    • 14 reading or notebook workplaces

    • free Internet access (eduroam, guest WIFI)

    • copier/scanner

    Contact

    GIGA Library Asia | Rothenbaumchaussee 32 | 20148 Hamburg | Germany

    Phone: +49 (0)40 - 42 88 74-14 / -16

    Email: iz-asien@giga-hamburg.de

    Bibliothekssigel / Library code: H 221



    Library Latin America

    Collection

    • Literature on current political, economic, and social issues in Latin America and the Caribbean

    • 45,000 volumes (January 2021)

    • 11,000 online journals (Information Centre total)

    • Grey literature

    Catalogues

    Facilities

    • 7 PC workstations

    • 14 reading or notebook workplaces

    • free Internet access (eduroam, guest WIFI)

    • copier/scanner

    Contact

    GIGA Library Latin America | Neuer Jungfernstieg 21 | 20354 Hamburg | Germany

    Phone: +49 (0)40 - 428 25 - 776 / -576

    Email: iz-lateinamerika@giga-hamburg.de

    Library code: H 221



    Library Middle East

    Collection

    • Literature on contemporary political, economic, and social affairs in the Middle East and North Africa

    • 9,000 volumes (January 2021)

    • 11,000 online journals (Information Centre total)

    • Grey literature

    Catalogues

    Facilities

    • 7 PC workstations

    • 14 reading or notebook workplaces

    • free Internet access (eduroam, guest WIFI)

    • copier/scanner

    Contact

    GIGA Library Middle East | Neuer Jungfernstieg 21 | 20354 Hamburg | Germany

    Phone: +49 (0)40 - 428 25 – 556 | +49 (0)40 - 428 25 - 519 (journals/periodicals)

    Email: iz-nahost@giga-hamburg.de

    Library code: H 221



    Global

    Collection

    • In addition to the four regions, there is further literature on international comparative issues as well as on theory and methods .

    • 6,000 volumes (January 2021)

    • 11,000 online journals (Information Centre total)

    • Grey literature

    Catalogues

    Facilities

    • 7 PC workstations

    • 14 reading or notebook workplaces

    • free Internet access (eduroam, guest WIFI)

    • copier/scanner

    Contact

    GIGA Informationszentrum | Neuer Jungfernstieg 21 | 20354 Hamburg | Germany

    Phone: +49 (0)40 - 428 25 - 580 / 546 | +49 (0)40 - 428 25 - 519 (Zeitschriften / Periodicals)

    E-Mail: iz-global@giga-hamburg.de

    Bibliothekssigel / Library code: H 221



    GIGA Information Centre

    The GIGA is home to the largest non-university information centre for area studies and comparative area studies in Germany. The publicly accessible regional specialist libraries collect literature on economic, political and social developments in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East and maintain a supra-regional collection.

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