Library and
Research Information


The RWI library primarily serves as a source of information to the Institute’s researchers. However, it is also open to visitors for reference access. Please notify us in advance if you wish to come by.

As a resource for specialists, it acquires literature on business and economics, regional and other topics. Purchasing practices are often closely linked to current RWI projects. Apart from research literature, the library offers a wide range of (e-)journals, databases and e-books and the portfolio is still growing rapidly following RWI research topics.

Our services include literature research, interlibrary loans and information for visitors. Furthermore, we help researchers with their publication strategies and give advice on the topic of Open Access in general.

The team also represents RWI in different Leibniz working groups.



Astrid Schürmann
Library and Research Information
Hohenzollernstr. 1-3
45128 Essen, Germany

Phone: +49 (201) 8149-290
Fax: +49 (201) 8149-200

Opening Hours

Monday – Thursday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.

Astrid Schürmann

Astrid Schürmann

Head, service department "Library and Research Information"
Phone +49 (201) 8149-290

Henning Blank

Henning Blank

Phone +49 (201) 8149-256

Ulrike Schild

Ulrike Schild

Library Assistant
Phone +49 (201) 8149-289