Digital library


The library offers a wide selection of e-books that can be consulted in the IP range of the institute. All e-books acquired by the KHI are listed in the kubikat. This also applies to the majority of titles accessible through national or MPG-wide licenses. Likewise, an increasing number of open access e-books can be researched in the kubikat.

In addition to the kubikat, it is also advisable to consult the e-book catalogue of the Max Planck Society and ProQuest Academic Complete, or meta-catalogues such as KVK or WorldCat.

An overview of the most recent e-books acquired by the KHI can be found in the E-book Kiosk.


In addition to the e-books, e-journals licensed by the institute can be accessed in the IP domain of the KHI. An overview of the available titles and the respective coverage period can be found in the Electronic Journals Library EZB.

DLC – Digital Libraries Connected

A steadily growing selection of digitized works, primarily from the KHI's Rara collection, can be found on DLC - Digital Libraries Connected.



Databases licensed by the library as well as freely accessible databases can be searched via the DBIS portal.


Here is an overview of some important collections of freely accessible digital books and journals:


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