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) and the International Max Planck Research School for Competition and Innovation – Legal and Economic Determinants (IMPRS-CI).
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) and the Max Planck Research School for Competition and Innovation – Legal and Economic Determinants (IMPRS-CI), which is reserved solely for students in these programmes.
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 Intellectual Property and Competition law 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.
In the library for Intellectual Property and Competition Law, 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 Intellectual Property and Tax Law, Marstallplatz 1.
Copier cards may also be purchased at the reception desk of the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Tax Law, Marstallplatz 1.
A printer is available for all research places in the library.
Use of Laptops
All work places are equipped with electrical outlets.
WLAN is available for all employees of the Institute.
Authorised users of the library have the possibility to use the Institute’s WLAN when their stay exceeds one week and WLAN usage has been approved by library management.
Day guests may receive a user name and password from the library’s information desk in order to connect with the WLAN. This data changes at the beginning of each week. You are unable to access the Institute’s database offerings with this access.