The OEI Library
Fourteen Libraries Grow Together
At a time when free intellectual exchange in Eastern Europe could not be taken for granted everywhere, the foundation for the library of the Institute for Eastern European Studies was laid at Freie Universität. In 1951, the books of the Slavic Studies and Eastern European History departments moved into Ehrenbergstrasse 35 in Dahlem. The departments of Law and Economics also build up their own libraries. As the Institute grows, so do the book collections, until eventually 14 independently organized departmental libraries are established.
In 1989, the 14 departmental libraries became the "Library of the Institute of Eastern Europe". Here you can learn more about the Library of the Institute for East European Studies.