During the Corona pandemic, the following applies:

  • Restricted opening of the library for FIT students and staff:
    Due to current hygiene regulations, the library is open to a limited extent for FIT students and staff. Distance and hygiene rules (at least 1.5 m distance to other persons, disinfection, use of mouth-nose cover) must be observed. Library users must register. For details see notice on site.
  • ELM employees* please announce their visit by mail or by phone. 
  • Unfortunately the library is still closed for external users
  • The workstations in the library are not yet available.
  • Lending of books:
    Books can be borrowed and/or returned (for details see notice board on site).
  • Interlibrary loans are possible again.

Welcome to FIT Library!

Foto FIT - DM

Centrally located on the campus grounds, the FIT library holds about 65,000 volumes, including particularly literature in the fields of Intercultural Theology, Mission Studies, History of Christianity and Religion, Bible Studies, Migration, Social Work and Development Studies.

The library is accessible to students, faculty and staff of FIT 24/7.

Further more this Homepage provides extensive online ressearch tools:

  • Online Catalogue OPAC
  • E-Books (700 titel) via ProQuest
  • 11 Databases:
    DACB, EBR,, GloPent, IBR Online, IBZ Online, Index Theologicus, IREON, LIPortal, RelBib, SocioHub
  • 25 E-Journals
  • 3 Lexica
    WiBiLex, WiReLex, and 8 volumes of General history of Africa

You can find the links to online literature research in the info box at the right.

Library management

Anja Engelke
Anja Engelke
Tel.: 05052 48101-90

Opening hours

FIT library is open to students and lecturers of FIT

  • 365 days
  • 24 hours