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BAMF’s high-quality specialised library

Comprehensive collection of media and a current, daily press review

The Federal Office library is one of the most comprehensive specialised libraries in the field of asylum and law concerning aliens. Its extraordinarily high standard has even been formally recognized by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

With a stock of over 65,000 media, about 170 current newspapers and magazines and a large range of electronic media, the library is primarily available for Federal Office staff.

The BAMF library is not open to the public. After making an application, explaining the reason for your interest, you can however use the library for research and study. However you cannot borrow any media.

The press documentation evaluates news from the German Press Agency (dpa) and inter-regional media (newspapers and internet services) on a daily basis. Reports and information on the following are of interest:

  • Asylum and law concerning aliens

  • Current developments in migration and integration issues

  • The situation in the home countries of the asylum seekers, as well as

  • Issues of domestic and foreign politics in the German and international press.

BAMF affiliates receive these mostly electronic analyses as thematically organised press reviews (for example integration, Europe, economy, and labour market).

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