Inselstraße 22
04103 Leipzig


Phone: 0341 - 9959 - 701
Fax:     0341 - 9959 - 703

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We have one goal: To provide one of the world's best mathematics libraries.

The library of the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences is offering its services mainly to the institute’s scientists. Of course, it is open to all interested visitors.

For institute members:For visitors:
  • access the library website and our licensed eResources via
  • register with us and get your library card in the E3 section during office hours
  • use the library and borrow books during the institute’s opening hours: 8 a.m. - 11 p.m.
  • contact the reception to use the library and its services during office hours
    (Inselstraße 22, 3rd floor)
  • unfortunately, the books can only be used inside the library

Office hours: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Don’t hesitate to contact us: library[at]

Enjoy the benefits of an excellent and inspiring research environment and a dedicated library team inclucing our young talents.


Ingo Brüggemann
Head of Library

Britta Schneemann

Katarzyna Baier

Vocational training

Our library regularly trains “specialists for media and information services specializing in librarianship”. Find more information here.

For 2017 our trainee positions are already filled. Please refrain from applying.

Access to internal services

EZproxy - allows institute members to globally access the library catalogue and our licensed eResources (eBooks, eJournals and databases)

Library catalogue - accessible from inside the MPG or the University of Leipzig

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New Institute Publications


Journal Articles

Schmelz, M. ; Grüneisen, S. ; Kabalak, A. ; Jost, J. and M. Tomasello: Chimpanzees return favors at a personal cost. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, Vol. not yet known, pp. not yet known

Jost, J. : Relations and dependencies between morphological characters. Theory in biosciences, 136 (2017) 1/2, p. 69-83[DOI]

Sauer, J. : Instationary generalized stokes equations in partially periodic domains. Journal of mathematical fluid mechanics, Vol. not yet known, pp. not yet known[DOI]

Olbrich, E. ; LeBourgeois, M. K. and P. Achermann: Developmental changes in sleep oscillations during early childhood. Neural plasticity, Vol. not yet known, pp. not yet known[FREELINK]


Ehrig, T. ; Jost, J. and R. Nagel: Bidding with coordination risks. MIS-Preprint: 38/2017

Katthaen, L. ; Michałek, M. and E. Miller: When is a polynomial ideal binomial after an ambient automorphism?. [ARXIV]

Xiao, Y. ; Guo, C. ; Meng, F. ; Jing, N. and M. Yung: Incompatibility of observables as state-independent bound of uncertainty relations. [ARXIV]

Bella, P. ; Chiarini, A. and B. J. Fehrman: A Liouville theorem for stationary and ergodic ensembles of parabolic systems. [ARXIV]
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