Serving the ECMI staff and the wider public
The ECMI Library is an independent collection of books, journals, and grey literature of more than 3,000 items covering many aspects of minority issues.
The highly specialized collection offers public access to a variety of materials in more than twenty languages on inter-ethnic relations, language and cultural diversity issues and ethnic conflict in Europe.
The Library is especially strong in the area of minority protection with regards to international law. It also includes a useful reference section and a considerable number of published and unpublished reports dealing with the subjects mentioned above.
In addition to this, the ECMI Library is unique in that it includes an ever-growing number of annual reports of Ombudsman offices around the world, which provide insight into the human rights situation in many countries. Current periodical and newspaper subscriptions reflect the multidisciplinary nature of ECMI research.
Reference services are provided both in-house and for the general public. The ECMI Library is physically at Schiffbrücke 12 in Flensburg, Germany and on-line via the ECMI website. Details on hours, a map, and online services can be found in the Library Folder.
The records of the ECMI Library Catalogue are enhanced in the sense that all foreign language titles are translated into English, with many of the records containing brief descriptions in English. Carefully selected links to valuable resources can be found in the Enriched Links Database.
The ECMI Library was founded in 1997 to provide information and library services to meet the educational and research needs of ECMI staff as well as to inform the wider public on minority issues.