Social Sciences Library

Bibliothek für Sozialwissenschaften und Osteuropastudien

AddressGarystraße 55
Room 4a
14195 Berlin
Wheelchair AccessHandicapped ParkingElevator at least 140 x 110 cmHandicapped Bathroom
Telephone+49 (0)30 838 52307
Fax+49 (0)30 838 452307
HomepageUniversity Library
Library Portal with Primo
DirectorBenjamin Blinten
Telephone (Information)
+49 (0)30 838 51111

The Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology Library holds extensive collections encompassing over 30,000 volumes, with regional strengths in Africa and South Asia. The institute library was merged with the FU’s multidisciplinary Social Sciences Library in 2007. 

The Freie Universität Berlin is also a subscribing member of the the Human Relations Area Files global consortium ( and provides complete access to its electronic databases (on-campus access:

In addition, the Institute subscribes to the Ethnographic Video Online (on campus access) video databases and the Anthropology Online electronic text collection.

All electronic and physical resources available to FU students and staff through the University Library and its networked institutions (including the databases named above) can be searched and accessed via the Primo Library Portal.

To access these resources within the university network, you will require an FU Zedat account.

To gain access from outside the network, you will need to set up a VPN client.