The Library of the IMEW
“The IMEW has the best, focused collection of international research and scholarship on the ethics of medicine, illness, and disability that I have seen. This admirably accessible library spans the social sciences, humanities, and ethics of science. The particularly strong collection on disability studies, which covers German, UK, and US scholarship and research, is more comprehensive than any I have visited. It is especially good on issues of gender and women. This library is a valuable resource for every ethicist or student of medical history, the politics and culture of health, biopolitics, or disability — as well as the general public.” (Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, Professor of Women's Studies at Emory University, Atlanta)
The library of the IMEW assembles literature on bioethics, biopolitics, medical ethics, disability studies, and sociology of disability. This includes:
- Monographs and anthologies
- Reference books
- Scientific essays and articles
- Learned Journals and magazines
- 'Grey' literature, such as research and conference reports, position papers, statements, guidelines.
Using the Library
Our library is open to everyone who is interested in the issues the IMEW stands for. It is a reference library, so you are invited to use the books on the premises, but we do not lend them out.
A photocopier at cost price is at the disposal of library users.
The IMEW and its library are accessible for wheelchairs.
We have no set opening hours, so please call to arrange your visit.
Phone: +49 (0)30 - 29 38 17 - 70