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Academic special library

The Library of the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management is an academic special library which contains basic and further readings in the fields of Economics, Management, Law, Health Management, Psychology and Philosophy. Additionally the library offers several international databases containing information concerning corporate and financial markets. 

The library of the Frankfurt School is a participant of national licenses by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft and a member of Deutscher Bibliotheksverband e.V. and AG Bibliotheken privater Hochschulen.

Opening Hours

For students and staff the library is a lending library, accessible around the clock, which externals can use as a reference library Mondays to Fridays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


The Stock

The library stock is approximately 33.000 media, 26.500 of these are monographs and 2.000 are ebooks. Daily press in german and english is provided and the library holds multiple subscriptions to national and international print journals.

The following electronical literature database are available:

Literature Databases

  • ABI/Inform Complete (ProQuest)
  • Beck-Online
  • Business Source Premier (EBSCO)
  • Elsevier Science Direct Business School Edition
  • Elsevier Journal Backfiles on Science Direct 1907-2002 (DFG Nationallizenz)
  • Emerald Management Xtra
  • Emerald Fulltext Archive Database (DFG Nationallizenz)
  • Financial Times Online
  • Health Business Elite (EBSCO)
  • IMF eLibrary (DFG Nationallizenz)
  • JSTOR Business Collection
  • LexisNexis
  • NBER Working Papers
  • OECD iLibrary
  • Palgrave Dictionary of Economics
    (gesponsort vom Frankfurt School Alumni e.V.)
  • PsycArticles (American Psychological Association)

Empirical research is assisted and supported by the following databases:


  • Amadeus (Bureau van Dijk)
  • Bankscope (Bureau van Dijk)
  • Compustat Global (Capital IQ)
  • Compustat North America + Historical Package (Capital IQ)
  • CRSP 1925 US Stockdatabase 
    (Centre for Research in Security Prices, Univ. of Chicago)
  • CRSP/Compustat Merged
    (Centre for Research in Security Prices, Univ. of Chicago)
  • Dealscan (ThomsonReuters)
  • ExecuComp (S&P Global)
  • Factset
  • Hoover’s Company Profiles (ProQuest)
  • Hoppenstedt-Aktienführer (DFG Nationallizenz)
  • IMF Data (DFG Nationallizenz)
  • IncentiveLab (ISS)
  • RiskMetrics (ISS)
  • SNL Financial
  • Statista
  • Thomson Datastream
  • Thomson One Banker
  • Thomson Reuters Eikon

WRDS – Wharton Research Data Services steht den Mitgliedern der Fakultät für das Management von Daten zur Verfügung.

FS Library Friends, Club & Advisory Board

The library is the beating heart of every university. Students and academic staff alike make use of library books, journals and databases in order to learn about and gain new insights into their subject areas. Individual workplaces, breakout rooms and lounges – all equipped with state-of-the-art technology – provide library users with the welcoming environment they need so they can focus on their studies, research work or group brainstorming. 

The library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and can be accessed from anywhere via our online campus.

In particular, we would encourage students’ parents to support our library. Your children will benefit directly from a well-equipped library!

FS Library Friends

  • Commit to a minimum annual donation of 60 euros (potentially tax-deductible).
  • Receive the Library Newsletter, with news of library developments. 

FS Library Club

  • Support the library by making a minimum annual donation of 200 euros (potentially tax-deductible).
  • Receive the Library Newsletter.
  • Be mentioned by name (if you wish) on the Frankfurt School website and Donor Wall.
  • Meet other Frankfurt School friends– at the annual Library Lecture, for example. 

FS Library Advisory Board

  • Sponsor the library with a minimum annual donation of 500 euros (potentially tax-deductible).
  • Receive the Library Newsletter.
  • Be mentioned by name (if you wish) on the Frankfurt School website, Donor Wall and Advisory Board plaque in the library. 
  • Meet other Frankfurt School friends– at the annual Library Lecture or at meetings of the FS Library Advisory Board. The 2016 meeting will be chaired by Sylvia von Metzler, who sits on the Frankfurt School Advisory Board.

* The everyday running of the library is covered by tuition fees, so does not rely on sponsors’ support. All donations are earmarked for special projects and equipment intended to supplement the normal library resources (e.g. subscriptions to specialist databases).