IEE Library

The IEE Library will be closed for a while.
If you need something, please feel free to email me!
We can then arrange a date/time to meet there.

Move to Universitätsstraße 105

On the 1st of June, 2016 the Institute of Development Research and Development Policy, and thus the institute library as well, moved to a new location in the building Universitätsstrasse 105.

Unfortunately, we could only take a relatively small number of books to that location and had to leave most books behind, which have meanwhile become unavailable for us.

In the OPAC you can see for each title whether it's here in Universitätsstr. 105 or whether it's no longer available.

In Short

  • Reference Library
  • about 1,900 books and 18 current journals
  • no client working places
  • no means to copy / scan books
  • books can be checked out for a short time
  • OPAC Library No.: 294/25

The institute's library is open to everyone interested in developing studies, so people and institutions do not need to belong to the Ruhr University Bochum to use the library.

Our acquisitions are included in the Online Catalog of the Ruhr University (OPAC); no card catalog available anymore.


  • Postal Address:
    Institute of Development Research
    and Development Policy: Library
    Ruhr University Bochum
    Universitaetsstr. 105
    D-44789 Bochum
  • Room: 2.22
  • Librarian: Dorotheé Sensen
  • Email:
  • Phone: 49 (0) 234 / 32 - 22302