Specialist library

The ZEW specialist library primarily provides ZEW staff members with access to specialist economic literature. The catalogue includes monographs, journals, discussion papers and databases. The library has a special focus on the ZEW research areas.

Opening times

Access to the specialist library is granted only after prior registration. We therefore ask external library users to arrange an appointment in advance of their visit.


The ZEW specialist library is a reference library; items cannot be taken out on loan (an exception is made for lecturers in Economics or Business at the University of Mannheim).


The catalogue can be searched externally via the SWB online catalogue (Südwestdeutscher Bibliotheksverbund). All searches should be limited with the institution code, “mh 36”.


Information and Knowledge Management Officer

Phone: +49 (0)621 1235-137