Information for:


Required core readings
The required core readings are reserved for the courses in the library and/or available on your Moodle course. Although instructors may recommend preliminary reading, it is not a requirement for admission to any course that the books are read beforehand. Students are not expected to purchase these books; all are available in the library. However, if you do acquire them, they may come in useful to you during your studies.

Interlibrary loan
This service provides access to materials not available in the Hertie School Library collections. A wide variety of printed and electronic material can be obtained from other German libraries, including books, chapters from books and journal articles. 

Final year students
When you begin planning your project we recommend that you familiarise yourself with the range of resources the library offers. A good starting point is the Find Resources page, which lists various types of resources – journals, books and newspapers (print and online).

Research help: Don't know how to begin your research?

  • Ask a librarian for research help
  • Consult the Library online tutorial on Moodle/Library course
  • Request a research appointment

Suggest something for the library to purchase
Anyone may suggest a book or media title for purchase by completing the contact form for recommendations. There is, however, no guarantee that the title requested will be purchased. Factors considered in the selection of materials include the library's collection policy, the cost of the title and the availability of funds.


Faculty and staff

This guide gives information about special library services for faculty and staff members. Our focus is to provide Hertie faculty and staff with the collection and services they need for research, teaching and curriculum development.

Ordering Materials
Members of the faculty may request the purchase of books that are required reading for courses out of their research funds.

If full-time and visiting faculty want to purchase books for their own use (e.g. faculty office collection), they should use their research funds. Books are ordered and processed through the library, and then sent to the faculty member's office. However, please remember that any books purchased with Hertie school funds are the property of the school.

Orders may be submitted in various formats: on-order request form, annotated catalogues, publishers' flyers, or through e-mail library[at]hertie-school[dot]org.

For assistance with these and other acquisition matters, please contact Anke Reintsch reintsch[at]hertie-school[dot]org.

Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Privileges
Faculty & Staff may use Document Delivery Service and Interlibrary Loan (ILL) free of charge to order materials not owned by the Hertie Library. 

To request a book, book chapter or article through Interlibrary Loan or Document Delivery, fill out the ILL request form.

Copyright information 
If you have questions about using copyright-protected materials in the classes, please check our copyright guideline.

Suggest something for the library to purchase
Anyone may suggest a book or media title for purchase by completing the Recommendation Form. There is, however, no guarantee that the title requested will be purchased. Factors considered in the selection of materials include the collection policy for the subject, the cost of the title, and the availability of funds.



### Library services and coronavirus ###

Due to COVID-19, library usage is limited to students, faculty and staff members of the Hertie School. External users can borrow and return print books, just contact us by email on library[at]hertie-school[dot]org as pickup is by appointment only. Submit your requests by email and when your items can be collected, we will send you an email with information regarding the pick-up time. When you come to pick up your materials, you must wear a face covering, maintain physical distancing and follow our instructions.
Borrowed books can be returned by mail or let us know when you would like to bring your borrowed materials back.

### Library services and coronavirus ###

Members of the general public interested in the Hertie Library collections can obtain a library card at the one-time price of 5,- euro. Please register online before your first visit.

The library card enables you to borrow books and use the Hertie Library computers including licensed electronic resources like journals and databases. You are not allowed to use electronic resources for commercial activities.

Staff and students of partner institutions

The library card is free of charge for researchers, students and staff from:

  • Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW),
  • European School of Management and Technology (ESMT) and
  • Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB)
  • CIVICA (European University of Science)

Please note

  • The maximum number of visitors on any day is three. 
  • Only Hertie School members can place interlibrary loan requests at the Hertie School Library.