The WHU library offers an excellent research infrastructure to academics and students of WHU on a 24x7 basis. Guests are welcome to use our library during the business hours. (see service hours and contact)

The library holds around 35,000 books and 120 journals. They can be researched via an online catalogue (OPAC). Students are provided with reference sections of basic readings in their courses. The library's reading room offers a quiet atmosphere for studying newspapers or for concentrating on a specific academic publication. 

In addition, the WHU-intranet ( offers access to 68,000 journals and 35,000 books in an electronic format (mostly pdf). Members of WHU can access these databases even when they are off-campus by a password-protected access. The following literature databases are available:

Database Description
ABI/Inform Proquest International journals business and economics
EBSCO Business Source Complete International journals business and economics
EBSCO EconLit International journals, focus on economics and finance
FAZ-Online Archive of Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
JSTOR I-VI Archive of journals art + sciences
LexisNexis Full text database, focus on media and economics
PsycARTICLES International Journals of American Psychological Association
ScienceDirect Collection of business + economics published by Elsevier Group
SocIndex Journals and books social science
Springer E-Books Collection business + economics, books in full text
WiSO German journals and books, focus on economic and social science, books in full text

The various publication databases are bundled in a comfortable, unified search interface. Citation analyses can be conducted with the Scopus database.

In additon, members of WHU have access to many company and financial databases via theWHU-intranet, for example:

Database Description
AMADEUS Standardised annual accounts (for up to 10 years), consolidated and unconsolidated, financial ratios, activities and ownership on approx. 11 million companies throughout Europe, including Eastern Europe
DAFNE Company accounts, ratios, activities, ownership and management for over 800.000 German companies

This database is available as a single user licence in the WHU-library:

Database Description
Eikon More than two million instruments, securities and indicators for over 175 countries in 60 markets, up to 50 years of history. Includes Data of Datastream.

Service hours

Service hours during the semester:

  • Mo. - Th. 08:00 am - 05:00 pm  
  • Fr.: 08:00 am - 04:00 pm

Service hours during the semester break (May - August):

  • Mo. - Fr.: 08.30 am - 03.30 pm

During these service hours the WHU library is also open to guests.


Students, faculty and staff of the WHU have a 24x7 access to the library with their WHU-card. ...

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For any questions, please contact the library team: 
or us the Contact Form
Phone: 0261-6509-555

We are member of ...

Deutscher Bibliotheksverband
AG Bibliotheken privater Hochschulen
European Business School Librarians' Group