IEE Library

Opening Hours

  • Monday to Thursday: ca. 9:00 – 16:00 h
  • Friday: ca. 9:00 – 15:00 h

Can be closed for half to one hour for lunch breaks;
usually opened longer than 16:00 h.

The library will be closed from
29 July -- 19 August 2016

We 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, will move to a new location in the building Universitätsstrasse 105.

Unfortunately, we can only take a relatively small number of books to that location, most books have to be left in the present library rooms in GB 1/147.

After our move, there will be a thorough PCB-cleansing of the floor GB 1 South, so that these rooms will not be accessible for some months.

After the restoration, this part of our library will of course be opened again as well.

In Short

  • Reference Library
  • about 46,139 books and 45 current journals
  • German Afghanistan Archives
  • OPAC Library No.: 294/25

The library of the IEE is a reference library. Books and journals can be taken out for a short while for copying purposes, but during the semester terms lending is only possible for weekends or overnight. During the holidays, a longer lending period is possible. There are working places within the library. 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) from 1997 on; acquisitions before that year are only searchable via our card catalog.

Since January 1994, the IEE library has been participating in the Depository Library Programme of the Asian Development Bank.


  • 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