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The Margherita von Brentano Center’s library has been integrated into the Campus Library. All books purchased by MvBZ or its predecessor institution are listed in the virtual library portal Primo and marked with “Bibliothek MvBZ”. As of 2017, the collection comprises 5,600 books and bound periodical volumes.

Relevant periodicals and book series from the fields of Women’s and Gender Studies, Gender Studies and Diversity, and Queer Studies are available as well as a comprehensive newspaper archive. The periodical holdings can be viewed and searched in the German–Austrian newspaper database ZDB (interface in German). You can view a list of currently stocked periodicals here (in German).

We would also like to draw your attention to querelles-net, a German-language journal of book reviews in Women’s and Gender Studies published by the Margherita von Brentano Center.

Open Call: Proposals for the acquisition of new literature

We welcome proposals for the gender collection in the Campus Library to acquire recent literature in print relevant to studies and research in the field of Women's and Gender Studies / Gender Studies / Diversity Studies / Queer Studies.
Please first check the library portal Primo to see, if the copy is already available and, if necessary, contact mvbz@fu-berlin.de with your acquisition proposals.
We are very happy to take suggestions for acquisitions and pass them on!

Dr. Hanna-Beate Schöpp-Schilling’s Book Collection

In November 2010, the Margherita von Brentano Center received the late Dr. Hanna-Beate Schöpp-Schilling’s book collection as a bequest from the late scholar’s estate. Dr. Schöpp-Schilling was a winner of the Margherita von Brentano Prize of Freie Universität Berlin. The bequest encompasses around 1800 books, magazines, booklets, and brochures. The focus is on publications in American and English Studies, especially the American women’s movement, social trends in the United States, prominent figures in politics, literature, and society, and numerous novels by British and American authors. Thanks to a donation from Prof. Beate Rudolf (Director of the German Institute for Human Rights), we were able to view the books and develop a concept for shelving them. If you are interested in viewing the book collection, please contact Dr. Nina Johannsen.

The Library of the LesBiTrans*InterA Caucus and Women’s Caucus of the FU Student Union (AStA)

The LesBiTrans*InterA Caucus and the Women’s Caucus of the FU Student Union (Allgemeiner Studierendenausschuss, AStA) have a joint library. It is located at the Student Union’s villa on Otto-von-Simson-Str. 23. The books may be borrowed. You can find more information about the FLT*I and women’s library on the caucuses’ web pages (in German).