A5 Library

The A5 Library hosts collections for Social Sciences, Political Science, Sociology, Social Psychology, Mathematics and Informatics and the collections of the European Documentation Centre (EDC) and the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES).

The A5 Library houses only non-circulating material and is a systematically organized, open-stack library. Only academic staff members and staff members whose main employer is the University of Mannheim are entitled to borrow items from the A5 Library.

European Documentation Centre (EDC)
Library of the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research

Opening hours

The subject libraries A3, A5, Schloss Ehrenhof and Schloss Schneckenhof are open on a limited basis. Guest students, members of cooperating institutions and users with a library card may only access the subject libraries with a seat booking.



8 a.m.–11 p.m.

10 a.m.–11 p.m.

Subject-specific research

Please do not hesitate to contact our subject librarians if you have any subject-specific questions.


A5 Library

A5 Library

University of Mannheim
University Library
A5, Gebäudeteil A
68159 Mannheim