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Deutsches Institut für Erwachsenenbildung (DIE) / Leibniz-Zentrum für Lebenslanges Lernen (German Institute for Adult Education / Leibniz Centre for Lifelong Learning), Germany


The Deutsches Institut für Erwachsenenbildung (DIE), founded in 1957, services mainly Germany, Austria and Switzerland. In addition to extensive library services, which are open for students and professionals, the Data and Information Centre of the DIE runs a detailed statistical information service on the achievements of the German institutions of adult education – for example "folk highschools". This statistical information service covers annual data dating back to the early sixties. The OPAC with more than 114.000 documents is online and research can be done free of charge.  A three monthly acquisition list is offered online. More than 15% of the new acquisitions are international literature. Active cooperation is taking place with the documentation units of FIS–Bildung, KOBV (Kooperativer Bibliotheksverbund Berlin-Brandenburg), HBZ (Hochschulbibliothekszentrum Nordrhein-Westfalen) BIBB and IAB in Germany and NIACE in Great Britain. Further information on the literature search is available in the Internet under URL:http://www.die-bonn.de – Service für die Forschung – Literaturrecherche – Web-Opac. In addition there is an archive: History of German Adult Education with collections of the life work of well known and reputated persons in this field.

Areas of Specialization:

Adult education

User Profile:

Students; adult educators; researchers

Contact Information


Heinemannstraße 12-14
53175 Bonn

(+49–228) 3294-150
(+49–228) 3294-399
Contact person:
Gisela Ticheloven

Basic Institutional Data:

Founded in:
Parent Organisation:
Prof. Dr. Josef Schrader; Prof. Dr. Esther Winther
Information staff:
Countries Served:
Germany, Austria, Switzerland
Working Languages:


Books and Documents:
Periodicals recieved p.a.:
Annual growth of Collection:

Methods of Data Management

Cataloging Rules
Methods of Data Processing
Indexing Tool
Thesaurus Pädagogik (DOPAED); Thesaurus Erwachsenenbildung / Weiterbildung, Normdatei (GND)
Database Software

Services and Special Activities

Information Services Provided

Library service

Publications Produced

Statistical services


FIS Bildung; Literaturdatenbank Berufliche Bildung; Archivalien für Erwachsenenbildung, Kooperativer Bibliotheksverbund Berlin-Brandenburg, Hochschulbibliothekszentrum Nordrhein-Westfalen, Arbeitskreis Bibliotheken und Informationseinrichtungen der Leibniz-Gemeinschaft, LeibnizOpen

Other material

Challenges and Obstacles in Carrying out the Work

Access to documents is possible only locally (Exception Interlibrary Loan)Strategies and Perspectives to Improve Services.

Strategies and Perspectives to Improve Services

Cooperating with university–library–network NRW; extending international co–operation and lending service (e-lending)

Role envisaged within the Network of Networks

Supply information to interested parties