Special Collections

German-language Press Published Abroad

The ifa Library provides one of the most comprehensive collections of German-language newspapers published outside Germany. Historically valuable newspapers published before 1945 are available on microfilm.


LitProm – Literature from Africa, Asia and Latin America

The ifa is a jury member of the Society for the Promotion of African, Asian and Latin American Literature, promoting the translation of belletristic works from these countries. Books from this project translated into German are available for loan at the ifa Library. Please note: All titles are only available in German.

Goethe-Institut Publications

The ifa Library collects books and periodicals published by the Goethe-Institut in Germany and its branch offices abroad. At this time, the collection consists of more than 1,800 publications listed in the catalogue of the ifa Library. They are available for loan.

Banat Church Records

Banat church records

Collection of church records of Banat parishes from Yugoslavia and Romania, compiled on behalf of the Deutsches Ausland-Institut. The microfilms are available via interlibrary loan or at the ifa Library.

Lesesaal der ifa-Bibliothek

ifa Library

Charlottenplatz 17
D-70173 Stuttgart
Phone +49.711.2225.147
Fax +49.711.2225.131

Opening Hours

Tuesdays – Fridays 1–6 p.m.