Energiewirtschaftliches Institut an der Universität zu Köln


Already in 1943, when the institute was founded, a collection of works on relevant topics was created, which was located in the cellars of the university, together with a bibliography on energy economics. Large sections were destroyed during the war years that followed in which the library suffered a series of bomb attacks. When the Institute of Energy Economics was refounded in 1947, inventories were acquired for this library from archives, corporate and university libraries and private collections from the whole of Germany. 

Our library now contains around 10,000 books, 30 journals and an archive of several thousand annual reports of German and international utility companies. Further subject areas are covered from energy economics, energy legislation, climate, energy and economic policy to statistics and econometrics. 

The library, which is based at the EWI premises in Vogelsanger Strasse, is a fundamental source of information for the staff and all students of the University of Cologne. The library is also open to sponsoring companies and the public on request. 

Character and Equipment of the Library

The library at the Institute of Energy Economics is a reference library; restricted loans are possible in certain cases. Some desks for working in the library are available. It is possible to use the UKLAN (Cologne University's network) with your own laptop. A copier is available at a cost of 5 cents per copy. 

Searching for Literature

To make best use of the library, please learn how to search for literature before your visit, e.g. with the help of the new e-learning offered by Cologne's university and state library (USB).

Then search, as described, in the databases or in Cologne University's complete catalogue (KUG) and get into the EWI library with the details of the literature you have found. We will then be able to help you further. Please note the opening hours. 

New Acquisitions

Around 100 titles are added to EWI's library each year. We have put together a list of the new acquisitions for you here.