ifa Library

The ifa Library is the world's leading specialist academic library on Foreign Cultural and Educational Policy. Its librarians have been advising policymakers, academics and students for more than 100 years. The Library’s holdings consist of half a million volumes, more than 15,000 periodicals and 120,000 international research papers.

The Library is linked to the national and international interlibrary loans systems and is open to the public, offering free use of its media and services.

Online Catalogue

The Online Catalogue contains books, journals and articles on all collecting fields of the ifa Library.

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New acquisitions

The Library amalgamates current and relevant information in its online catalogue, sorted according to specialist field.

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Specialist research

The Library provides advisory services for students and researchers and accompanies research projects and academic work by conducting ongoing specialist research. Policymakers, cultural workers and multipliers are provided with an overview of current literature on selected topics and countries.

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Contact and Opening Hours


Charlottenplatz 17
D-70173 Stuttgart

Telephone: +49.711.2225.147

Opening Hours

Tuesday 13:00 -18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00

Closed on Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays

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