German National Library of Economics

The National Library of Economics (ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics) is the world's largest research infrastructure for economic literature, online as well as offline. The ZBW is a member of the Leibniz Association and has been a foundation under public law since 2007. Several times the ZBW received the international LIBER Award for its innovative work in librarianship.[3] The ZBW allows for access of millions of documents and research on economics, partnering with over 40 research institutions to create a connective Open Access portal and social web of research.[4] Through its EconStor and EconBiz, researchers and students have accessed millions of datasets and thousands of articles. The ZBW also edits two journals: Wirtschaftsdienst and Intereconomics.[4]

German National Library of Economics
Deutsche Zentralbibliothek für Wirtschaftswissenschaften (ZBW)
ZBW main building in Kiel
CountryGermany
TypeNational library, Research library
ScopeEconomics, Finance, Business
Established1919
LocationDüsternbrooker Weg 120, 24105 Kiel
Neuer Jungfernstieg 21, 20354 Hamburg
Collection
Items collectedbooks, journals, electronic media
Size4.43 million items[1]
27,119 journal titles
Access and use
Population servedresearchers, business clients, students, public
Other information
Budget€ 22.56 million[2]
DirectorKlaus Tochtermann
Staff280[1]
Websitehttp://www.zbw.eu/
Map
ZBW building, Hamburg
ZBW building interior, Kiel