Zwei Studenten und eine Tasse Kaffee

Office of the library, room 03.09. Foto: Jürgen Haacks


The Walther Schuecking Institute for International Law boasts the oldest and largest university library specialised in international law in the whole of Germany, whose over 137,000 volumes make it one of the biggest specialised subject libraries belonging to the University of Kiel. The library’s focal point is its celebrated collection on public international law, which is complimented by extensive collections on European and constitutional law. With the addition of the United Nations Depository Library, which can also be found at the Institute, the research opportunities available to members of the university and others interested in European and public international law are unparalleled. Our resources are held in such great esteem that visiting professors from throughout the world, as well as any number of other external guests, are attracted to conduct research here.

Students and other members of the university have the opportunity to connect their own computers to the university network in any of the three rooms in the library. External guests can access the library’s general catalogue, database and electronic journals via its two computers. A photocopier is available for duplication of reference materials.

The Library Staff is on hand weekdays from 9:00-16:00 to answer any questions you may have.


Terms of use

  • Reference library for members of the university and other interested parties

Terms of use for the International Law Library (German)

Terms of use for the Kiel University Library (in German)


  • 137.459 volumes, 144 subscriptions (as of 01/01/2017)
  • Collection areas: public international law (incl. law of the sea), European law, constitutional law

Library Classification (in German)


  • Access to the library catalogue and online media via two computer terminals
  • Photocopier
  • Microfiche readers and reader printer

Other locations of legal resources at the CAU

University Main Library
Law Library