Inselstraße 22
04103 Leipzig


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

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Our mission is ...

... to support our scientists‘ research and publication process, giving them more time for what really matters – their research.


  • We take care of all our researchers’ information needs by providing more than 60.000 printed books, 100.000 eBooks, 44.000 licensed eJournals, scientific databases and much more – fast and free of charge.

  • We create publication lists for references, curriculum vitae and websites.

  • We extensively support the scientific publication process, especially through encouraging and funding open access publication.
  • We have a broad understanding of our tasks as a research library; thus, we strive to also make our library a community meeting space to bridge groups and research interests.

    Listed here are some of our projects to illustrate our multifaceted work:

Recurring programs


Teaching and Learning

The Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences has decided to contribute to integration by supporting children and adolescents with a migration background.

To reach this goal:

  • our colleague Mr Alhasan al Hallak, who is a math teacher from Syria, coaches school students in mathematics.

  • we created a  bilingual brochure in German and Arabic with a selection of the tasks taken from “Mathematical problems for children from 5 to 15” by the Russian mathematician W.I. Arnold. The brochure also contains pictures and vocabulary for a facilitated understanding.

Mathematics in the world

We prepare and display temporary exhibitions in our reading room about important scientific awards or outstanding mathematicians and their work. Click here for an overview.

Our founding director, Prof Zeidler, carefully selected more than 1000 books he deemed essential for any mathematician to read: Our “choice books” collection - or as we fondly call it: The “choco collection”.

Scientific publishing - with focus on Open Access

We receive support for the scientific publication process  – and we want convince our scientist of the advantages of Open Access.


To illustrate our library services and explain our technical features, we created numerous eTutorials. You can watch them here.

Technical features

To make searching our catalogue and databases as well as navigation in the library easier for our scientists, we created some additional tools and features:

If you are interested in a particular feature and would like to have further information on programming, time and effort or integrating it into your routine, do not hesitate to write us an e-mail.

09.09.2019, 13:51