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The ifa Library is the world’s leading specialized academic library and the first point of reference on international cultural relations and on Foreign Cultural and Educational Policy (AKBP) of the German Foreign Office. The academic library has provided information services to political decision-makers for more than 100 years, and it is also open to the public for the free use of media and services.
There are about 440,000 volumes, 1,000 current journals, more than 100 newspapers on microfilm and about 120,000 international research papers. The topics covered range from cultural diplomacy and soft power to language policy and scientific relations to intercultural communication, national stereotypes and cultural geography.
The library is a member of the K10plus Library Network and the German Information Network International Relations and Area Studies (FIV). It is linked to the international interlibrary loan system.
The library attaches particular importance to gathering up-to-date and relevant information. In addition to basic texts on foreign cultural policy, selected full texts on AKBP topics are also increasingly being made available on the website as well as the provision of online access to selected collections. The library offers research advice and accompanies research projects and academic work through continuous specialist research.
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