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What library resources, including electronic resources, will be available at the RCC?

As a RCC fellow, you are entitled to a library card for the LMU university library, which can also be extended for use at the Bavarian State Library (which houses more than ten million publications). Both collections include a wide range of online journals and resources. A library card can be issued once you have registered your address in Germany. The RCC has its own library service that will manage your loan requests. The RCC Research Assistants will deliver books from Munich libraries (or through inter-library loan) to the center. The library service will also organize and collect newspaper articles and make photocopies/scans (10% of any resource). The members of the library service will introduce themselves upon your arrival to discuss further details.

The RCC has a small reference library that houses a collection of books in the fields of environmental humanities. Part of the greater university library system at LMU Munich, the RCC library currently holds approximately 5,000 books, 135 different journals (including the entire print sets of Environmental History, Environment and History, and
Global Environment) and 170 DVDs and BluRays. Please note that the RCC library is a reference library, so all books need to remain on the premises. All fellows and staff are welcome to borrow books and journals at any time, for a period of up to four weeks, to use in their offices. The RCC also appreciates donations to the collection. The Landhaus does not have a library.