• The library is open to FIT students and staff without restrictions.
  • Wearing a mouth-nose covering is not mandatory at present, but is recommended in view of the increasing number of corona infections.
  • Keeping a distance of 1.5 m from other library visitors and disinfecting hands is also recommended. 
  • It is not necessary to register when entering the library.
  • Lending of books:
    Books can be borrowed and/or returned (see on-site notice board for details).
  • Interlibrary loans are possible.
  • Only a limited number of workstations are available in the library for working and studying. 
  • External users have access to the library only during the presence of the librarian. It is therefore recommended that you arrange your visit to the library with the librarian in advance by e-mail or telephone.


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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
  • 30 E-Journals
  • 4 Lexica
    WiBiLex, WiReLex, RPP (and the German version RGG) 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

Opening hours

FIT library is open to students and lecturers of FIT

  • 365 days
  • 24 hours