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The Library of the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition is dedicated to the excellence of the research of the Institute. It is therefore the library’s goal to offer academics the best possible working conditions in all areas of information supply and information.

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In order to achieve this goal, the library collects extensive literature on national, foreign and international intellectual property and competition law. The collection pursues the goal of completeness in these areas and includes literature from all countries and all languages. In addition the library offers access to the most important legal databases as well as access to more than 2,300 licensed law journals.

The collection currently includes more that 215,000 volumes. Due to its international orientation and completeness, the collection is unique worldwide and therefore attracts academics from around the world.

The library’s online catalogue lists the entire literature collection of the library. The main access point for the offering of digital media is the Virtual Library of the Max Planck Society (MPG.ReNa) and the database site DBIS. The Electronic Journal Library (EZB) provides a comprehensive overview of electronic journals.

The library possesses reference character and serves first and foremost the supplying of literature to the Institute’s employees, scholarship holders and guests. Furthermore, it is open to all individuals who conduct academic work corresponding to the Institute’s areas of research.

The library is conceived as a central service facility serving, in addition to the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, the Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance in all areas of information provision.

Using the library

Permission
The library is available to all academics and scholarship holders of the Institute as well as students of the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center (MIPLC).

All other individuals require permission. This may be granted when an academic interest corresponding to Institute’s areas of research is demonstrated.

Permission is only granted subsequent to a prior written request and under the condition that sufficient working places are available in the reading room. The request must show the status and perspective duration. Students and doctoral candidates must, in addition, supply a letter of recommendation from their supervising professor, in which the research topic and the necessity for using the library of the Max Planck Institute is shown.

Guest users seeking to use the library for more than one week require the permission of library management.

Day guests may receive permission to use the library under the condition that they demonstrate an academic interest in the usage of the library’s collection and that sufficient working spaces are available in the reading room. In exceptional cases, permission may be granted to view literature otherwise unavailable in Munich. Due to licensing terms, databases and electronic journals as a rule may not be accessed by day guests.

All users who have been granted permission receive access to the library’s entire collection, with the exception of the collection of the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center (MIPLC), which is reserved solely for students in these programmes.

Registration
All users, prior to their initial visit, must fill out a registration form and confirm receipt of the library’s terms of use. You may print out the registration form here and bring the filled-out form along on your initial visit.

Library Tours
Participation in a library tour is a prerequisite for using the library. Introductions for new guests and scholarship holders of the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition take place Mondays at 11.00 and 15.00 o’clock as well as on each Thursday at 11.00 o’clock – when necessary in English.

Introductions for new guests and scholarship holders of the Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance take place on an individual basis during opening hours.

Terms of Use
Library Rules

Equipment
Copiers

In the library for Innovation and Competition, you will find copiers with scanning capability in the basement. The copier for the library for Tax Law and Public Finance is located in the reading room.

A coin-operated vending machine for purchasing copier cards is located in the foyer of the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Marstallplatz 1.

Copier cards may also be purchased at the reception desk of the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Marstallplatz 1.

Printers
A printer is available for all research places in the library.
 
Use of Laptops
All work places are equipped with electrical outlets.

WLAN
WLAN is available for all employees of the Institute.

Contact and opening hours

Innovation and Competition Library
Marstallplatz 1
80539 München

Tel.: +49 (89) 24246-221
Fax: +49 (89) 24246-501
E-Mail: bibliothek.ip(at)ip.mpg.de
URL: www.ip.mpg.de

Opening Hours
Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am - 2.00 pm

Tax Law and Public Finance Library
Marstallstr. 8
80539 Munich

Tel.: +49 (89) 24246-5402
Fax: +49 (89) 24246-501
E-Mail: bibliothek(at)tax.mpg.de
URL: www.tax.mpg.de

Opening Hours
Monday - Thursday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Travel by car
From all motorway access roads in the direction of “Stadtmitte” until Altstadt-Ring (with the segments Oskar-von-Miller-Ring; Von-der-Tann-Str.; Franz-Josef-Strauss-Ring; Karl-Scharnagel-Ring; Thomas-Wimmer-Ring; Frauenstraße, Blumenstraße; Sonnenstraße; Lenbach-/Maximiliansplatz). From Thomas-Wimmer-Ring or Karl-Scharnagel-Ring, turn into the Maximilianstraße (in the direction of the city centre), past the Hotel “4 Jahreszeiten”, then take the second crossroad on your right towards the Marstallplatz. There are no parking spaces at the Institute.

Travel by plane
Munich International Airport (MUC) is located approx. 28 km from the city centre. From there, you can travel most easily to the city by taking the suburban railway (S-Bahn) lines S1 or S8, which depart from the underground level of the airport in 20 minute intervals respectively. Exit at the stop “Marienplatz” and change there to the underground lines U3 or U6 northbound one stop until “Odeonsplatz”. From there it is only a short and pleasant walk through the Hofgarten to the Institute.

Travel by the underground or the suburban railway By underground, you reach us the fastest by taking the underground lines U3 or U6 in the direction of “Moosach/Garching-Hochbrück” or underground lines U4 or U5 in the direction of “Arabellapark/Neuperlach-Süd” until “Odeonsplatz”. Exit the Odeonsplatz in the direction of the “Hofgarten” and walk through the Hofgarten in the direction of the “Staatskanzlei”, until you reach Marstallplatz. By suburban railway, you reach us the fastest, if you take one of the suburban trains to “Marienplatz”, change for underground lines U3/U6 in the direction of “Moosach/Garching Hochbrück” and get out at “Odeonsplatz” and then proceed as described above. The public transportation system in Munich (MVV) is very extensive and may be somewhat difficult to grasp, especially the ticketing system of the different zones and ticket strips. The best solution is to buy a blue “Streifenkarte” for about eleven euros and validate two strips for each ordinary trip with one of the MVV (Munich Tariff and Transport Association) trains. You will not have to pay extra when changing trains and the ticket is valid for three hours. Should you cross more than one zone in the course of your journey, you will need to fold two further strips per zone on the “Streifenkarte” and validate them accordingly. For short trips of up to two stops, you merely have to fold one strip and validate it. A single trip costs about 2 Euros; day tickets are also available.

Travel by train
Munich can be reached via numerous national and international train connections as well as by InterCity Express (ICE), InterCity (IC), EuroCity (EC) and by InterRegio. Take the underground line U4 or U5, departing in the underground level of the central station in the direction of “Arabellapark” or “Neuperlach”, until “Odeonsplatz”. From there, it is only about 100 metres to the Institute. If you wish to use public transportation, please take a look at our transportation links for underground lines and the suburban railway with the MVV (Munich Tariff and Transport Association) or use the electronic timetable information of the MVV.

Contact Persons

Head of the Library
Peter Weber, M. A. (LIS) 
Phone: +49 89 24246-200
Fax: +49 89 24246-501
E-Mail: peter.weber(at)ip.mpg.de

Innovation and Competition Library
Infodesk
Phone: +49 89 24246-222
Fax: +49 89 24246-501
E-Mail: Bibliothek(at)ip.mpg.de

Journals Department
Phone:+49 89 24246-216
Fax: +49 89 24246-501
E-Mail: Bibliothek(at)ip.mpg.de

Tax Law and Public Finance Library
Infodesk
Phone:+49 89 24246-5402
Fax: +49 89 24246-501
E-Mail: Bibliothek(at)tax.mpg.de

Journals Department
Phone:+49 89 24246-222
Fax:+49 89 24246-501
E-Mail: Bibliothek(at)tax.mpg.de
 
Staff
 
Dipl.-Bibl. Petra Golombek 
Phone:+49 89 24246-5402
Fax: +49 89 24246-501
E-Mail:petra.golombek(at)ip.mpg.de

Dipl.-Bibl. Sonja Hirschmüller 
Phone:+49 89 24246-209
Fax: +49 89 24246-501
E-Mail:Sonja.Hirschmueller(at)ip.mpg.de

B.A. Maria Klimm 
Phone:+49 89 24246-5402
Fax: +49 89 24246-501
E-Mail: maria.klimm@ip.mpg.de

Dipl.-Bibl. Elke List 
Phone:+49 89 24246-201
Fax: +49 89 24246-501
E-Mail:elke.list(at)ip.mpg.de

Claudia Metz 
Phone:+49 89 24246-216
Fax: +49 89 24246-501
E-Mail: claudia.metz(at)ip.mpg.de
 
Marcus Noack 
Phone:+49 89 24246-202
Fax: +49 89 24246-501
E-Mail: marcus.noack(at)ip.mpg.de

Stefan Nowak 
Phone:+49 89 24246-323
Fax: +49 89 24246-501
E-Mail: stefan.nowak(at)ip.mpg.de

Roswitha Schmidt 
Phone:+49 89 24246-210
Fax: +49 89 24246-501
E-Mail: roswitha.schmidt(at)ip.mpg.de
 
Dipl.-Bibl. Sabine Schmotz 
Phone:+49 89 24246-210
Fax: +49 89 24246-501
E-Mail: sabine.schmotz(at)ip.mpg.de

B.A. Sabrina Sirek 
Phone:+49 89 24246-206
Fax: +49 89 24246-501
E-Mail: sabrina.sirek(at)ip.mpg.de

Peter Weber, M.A. (LIS) 
Phone:+49 89 24246-200
Fax: +49 89 24246-501
E-Mail: peter.weber(at)ip.mpg.de
 
Apprentice
Eva-Maria Huber 
Phone:+49 89 24246-211
Fax: +49 89 24246-501
E-Mail: Eva-Maria.Huber(at)ip.mpg.de

Alexander Geiß 
Phone:+49 89 24246-211
Fax: +49 89 24246-501
E-Mail: alexander.geiss(at)ip.mpg.de

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