Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology
Advokatenweg 36
06114 Halle/Saale

Fax: 0345-2927 502

Anja Neuner
Head Librarian
Phone: +49 (0) 345 29 27 503
Anett Kirchhof
Assistant Librarian
Phone: +49 (0) 345 29 27 431
Regine Granzow
Library and Information Manager
Phone: +49 (0) 345 29 27 432

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The library is specialized in providing literature and electronic media in the field of social anthropology with a close focus on the Institute’s research on "Law & Anthropology", "Resilience and Transformation in Eurasia" and "Integration and Conflict". General works from related disciplines, such as sociology, law, history, economics, political science, psychology and philosophy are also available. The collection reflects the broad interdisciplinary approach of research carried out at the Institute.

The library holdings currently comprise about 46,000 monographs, 670 videos, 194 subscribed journals and 5,150 journal volumes (November 2018), increasing by about 2,000 media units annually.

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Opening Hours and Access

The collection is available to all researchers and students of anthropology and related disciplines but it serves primarily to the institute’s scientific staff. For external users the library is a reference library during the opening hours given below. They have the option of copying relevant material (0,15 Euro/copy). Please register in our guest list and regard our Library regulations for further details.

Mon until Thu 9-12 AM, 1-4 PM, Fri 9-12 AM

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