Senckenberg German Entomological Institute Müncheberg

Entomology Information Centre

Entomologische Bibliothek des SDEI Müncheberg.





Entomological Library

The entomological library of the Senckenberg Deutsches Entomologisches Institut (SDEI, German Entomological Institute) is a major player in providing entomological information for scientists. The library is an associate of the  Virtual Library of Biology (VifaBio).

Since 2010 the library ia part of Hessischen Bibliotheks- und Informationssystem (HeBIS= electronic information and service union of academic libraries) and is a member of Cooperative Library Network Berlin-Brandenburg (KOBV).


Ute Kaczinski


Postal Address

Senckenberg Deutsches Entomologisches Institut
Entomologische Bibliothek
Eberswalder Straße 90
15374 Müncheberg



Since 1849 Gustav Kraatz, founder of the SDEI, purchased rare and precious books. Among them were the works of Maria Sibylla Merian, A. J. Rösel von Rosenhof and J. Hübner. Due to further acquisitions of complete entomological libraries he created a considerably stock. Since 1909 the stock has continually been augmented by the intense international exchange of journals and series.


The current stock consists of about:

  • 24,000 monographies, anthologies
  • 48,000 Volumes of periodical of about 2.400 journals and series (titles)
  • 850 serial journals
  • 118,000 separata
  • 1,500 further media (maps, films, CD's, CD-ROM's, DVD's,VCR)

Additionally there are collections of bibliographies and biographies.

Lesesaal der Entomologischen Bibliothek des SDEI Müncheberg.Historischer Buchbestand der Entomologischen Bibliothek des SDEI Müncheberg.Magazin der Entomologischen Bibliothek des SDEI Müncheberg.

Reading room, historical books and stockroom of the Entomological Library of the SDEI Müncheberg. Photo: U. Kaczinski (2010)