Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Zentrum für Transdisziplinäre Geschlechterstudien

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin | Zentrum für Transdisziplinäre Geschlechterstudien | Center for Information and Documentation/Gender Library

Center for Information and Documentation/Gender Library

The Center for Information and Documentation provides and collects literature regarding the broad interdisciplinary field of gender studies. Our service includes the supply of literature for students and academics, consultation and training in the research sector, and the transformation of the current research infrastructure into the digital sphere.


Clara Scholz and Juliane Brauer (student assistent) via

for Humboldt students: during the semester you can visit us anytime during our opening hours (Monday and Thursday 10am - 4pm) to do your research and check out books. If you seek consultation you might wanna schedule an appointment prior to your visit.

for other visitors: please always schedule an appointment with us via E-Mail.


Please note:

In order to check out items you need to agree to the terms of use and privacy policy in advance. Please fill out this short form prior to your visit.

To return items outside opening hours you can now use the letter box in the hallway outside Room 1.38.


Literature Supply

Our main service is the supply of recent and historically relevant literature on gender studies for students and academics. We focus mainly on providing german literature. For a wider range in english literature advise you to visit University Library of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. If you have suggestions for subject areas or specific publications or find something missing in the University Library, please contact us via email or use the acquisition request tool.


Gender Library

The Library holdings are sorted into 18 categories, which show the diverse and relevant areas of the research field of gender studies with an emphasis on german emancipatory movements. Thus, the Gender Library adds to the University Library collection. You can research the holdings via the META catalog (run by i.d.a., an umbrella organization).

Opening hours for Humboldt students

Monday 10am - 4pm

Thursday 10am - 4pm



Consultation and Training

We offer individual consultations regarding the questions or problems one might face in the field of academic research. Furthermore, as part of the ZtG program, we provide courses where you can acquire skills in literature research, Open Science and academic communication.


Research Infrastructure

One of the main tasks is the adaptation of our research infrastructure to the process of digitalization. In cooperation with multiple organizations, we are working on developing and establishing Open Science in gender studies.



GenderOpen is the first ever open-access repository for gender studies. Since December 2017, it has been continuously growing. It presently offers more than 1,500 publications including renowned magazines, such as GENDER, Die Philosophin, FEMINA POLITICA and L'Homme; the METIS platform; feminist studies and numerous monographs and scientific anthologies.

The repository is a project by the Margherita von Brentano Center (Freie Universität Berlin), the Center for Interdisciplinary Women's and Gender Studies (Technische Universität Berlin) and the Center for Transdisciplinary Gender Studies (Humboldt Universität Berlin), a project which was financially sponsored by the DFG from 2017 to 2019. Further co-partners are the Gender Studies Association (Gender e.V.), the META-project by i.d.a. - umbrella organization, the Online Gender Glossary, Leipzig; as well as the Society for Institutions for Women's and Gender Studies in Lower Saxony (LAGEN).

We invite all authors to publish their work on GenderOpen. Guidelines for submissions and open-access licenses are available in English. Please contact us if you have any further questions.

Data Management

From November 2018 to September 2019, the Berlin Program for Equal Opportunity (BCP) sponsored a study on reserach data infrastructure in gender studies, which was realized by the Center of Transdisciplinary Gender Studies (ZtG). The study analyzed needs and experiences with research data in gender studies. Here you'll find the results of this study and on our Genderblog you'll find a short summary (both in German).

OWEN Project

The OWEN Project "Frauengedächtnis" is a collection of interviews with 130 women, who were born between the 1920s and 1960s, on their lives in the DDR. The interviews are the work of the German Digital Women's Archive (DDF). At the Center for Information and Documentation you can access the transcripts of these interviews for your research.