Inselstr. 22
04103 Leipzig


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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. It can, however, also be used by interested visitors.


For institute members:For visitors:
  • access via the library website and our licensed eResources
  • register with us and get your library card in the E3 section during office hours Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • use the library and borrow books during the institute’s opening hours: 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • contact the reception during office hours: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., you will then get access to the library
  • you can use the library and its services during office hours. Unfortunately you can’t take books with you outside the library
We offer an introduction to the library to anyone interested.


Enjoy the benefits of an excellent and inspiring research environment and a dedicated library team plus our young talents. Don’t hesitate to contact!


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 don’t apply.

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

Access to the online catalogue only for members of the MPG or the University of Leipzig - controlled via IP

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