The Frankreich-Bibliothek

“The library is modern, well-stocked and complemented by the members of staff, who are always ready to help” 

Sina Blaschke, TH Köln
University of Applied Sciences 

The Frankreich-Bibliothek, established in 1990, is the leading information and documentation facility in Germany on contemporary France and Franco-German relations 

The library collects literature and press articles on 

•    French politics, economy and society since 1944 
•    Franco-German relations in their entirety 
•    Relations between France and other countries 

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Special library

Our catalogue contains over 100,000 records from the field of social sciences #

•    51% journal or book articles 
•    42% monographs 
•    7% open access online publications 

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“Although the library appears quite small, it is amazing how much valuable material can be found here” 

Jennifer Müller, University of Tübingen 

“Without a doubt, the Frankreich-Bibliothek is the best place to come for undertaking any kind of academic research on France and Franco-German relations …' 

Thomas Siemes, University of Trier 


•    Subject bibliographies
•    Enquiries
•    Compilation of subject dossiers for teaching
•    Photocopying service for articles
•    Inter-library loans through the Südwestdeutschen Bibliotheksverbund (union catalogue)

Press cuttings archive and Grants

Press cuttings archive

The press cuttings archive contains over 600,000 systematically ordered articles on developments in France and French foreign relations 

Further information available in French and in German

Grant programme for young academics.

Young academics writing degree or doctoral theses on topics related to France or Franco-German relations can benefit from a dfi grant. 

Further information available in French and in German

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The Frankreich-Bibliothek is a research library

The members of staff are always available to answer questions.
Most of our holdings are open stack. 

15 workspaces 

WLAN, scan and
copying facilities 

extensive knowledge
readily available 


We offer internships in the fields of Franco-German and European relations, information and documentation.

Further information available in French and in German

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Xavier Froidevaux


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