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.
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.
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Using the Library
The library is available to all academics and scholarship holders of the Institutes as well as students of the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center (MIPLC).
If you want to use the library as a day guest or plan a stay of up to two weeks, please contact bibliothek(at)ip.mpg.de directly.
If you are planning a longer stay, please use the electronic application form for a stay without financial support. Please be sure to indicate the desired period and enclose all documents listed there. You will usually receive a reply to your application within two to three weeks.
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.
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 vending machine for purchasing copy-cards is located in the foyer of the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, 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.
Phone +49 89 24246-222
Fax +49 89 24246-501
Phone +49 89 24246-210
Jessica Dietrich, B.A.
Phone +49 89 24246-201
Simon Paul Geisser, B.A.
Tel.: +49 89 24246-5403
Dipl.-Bibl. Petra Golombek
Phone +49 89 24246-5403
Dipl.-Bibl. Sonja Hirschmüller
Phone +49 89 24246-209
Phone +49 89 24246-323
Dipl.-Bibl. Sabine Schmotz
Phone +49 89 24246-203
Sabrina Sirek, B.A.
Phone +49 89 24246-206
Peter Weber, M. A. (LIS)
Phone +49 89 24246-200
Contact and Opening Hours
Library Max Planck Institute for Innovation und Wettbewerb
80539 Munich, Germany
Phone +49 89 24246-221
Fax +49 89 24246-501
Monday - Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
|Christmas 2022||12/24/2022 – 01/01/2023|
|Easter||04/07/ – 04/10/2023|
|German Unity Day||10/03/2023|
|All Saints' Day||11/01/2023|
Classification (Innovation and Competition Library, only in German)
Information for Users of the Innovation and Competition Library
Short Information of the Tax Law and Public Finance Library
Shelf Classification of the Innovation and Competition Library
Shelf Classification of the Holdings "Business and Tax Law" of the Tax Law and Public Finance Library
Shelf Classification of the MIPLC Library
Complete List of All Journal Subscriptions of the Library
List of Journal Subscriptions of the Innovation and Competition Library
List of Journal Subscriptions of the Tax Law and Public Finance Library