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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 10,000 online journals – plus more than 100,000 online documents.

Opening Hours

Tuesday–Thursday: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Friday: 10 a.m.–4 p.m. The GIGA Information Centre is closed again at least until the end of January 2021. This also affects the limited operation (ordering by e-mail and lending).


Contact

Phone: +49 (0)40 - 428 25-580

Email: iz@giga-hamburg.de


Library Africa

Collection

  • Current social science literature on sub-Saharan Africa

  • 57,000 volumes, 110 CD-ROMs (July 2019)

  • 10,000 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 sub-Saharan Africa

  • 57,000 volumes, 110 CD-ROMs (July 2019)

  • 10,000 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 222


Library Latin America

Collection

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

  • 43,000 volumes (July 2019)

  • 10,000 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

  • 7,700 volumes (July 2019)

  • 10,000 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 .

  • 4,500 volumes (July 2019)

  • 10,000 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.