Director of the IOA

Prof. Dr. Harald Meyer

Tel.: +49 228 73 7223

Deputy Director

Prof. Dr. Christoph Antweiler

Tel.: +49 228 73 8439


Dr. Gabriele Reifenrath

Tel.: +49 228 73 7287

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Director's Secretariat

Edith Wilhelms
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Libraries of the IOA

Each of the Institute’s departments has an independent library. For more information about library addresses, lending guidelines and other enquiries, please see below and refer to links to departmental websites.

New book acquisitions

Recent new book acquisitions are available via the OPAC Bonn University Library catalogue. Digitalizing the records for holdings of older books is an intensive and long-term project.  

Please access the following link for a list of the IOA’s most important journals: IOA catalogue of journals and periodicals

Library staff

The Institute’s library liaison specialist is Prof. Dr. Dr. Manfred Hutter.

Librarians are Kai Heßling, Dr. Hartmut Lamparth and Peter Wyzlic.


Departmental libraries

Departmental library opening hours are listed on the links to each department’s website.

Department of Asian and Islamic Art History Library

Reference library; weekend loans only – from Friday to Monday.

Department of Indology Library

Department of Islamic Studies Library

Department of Japanese and Korean Studies Library

Department of Mongolian and Tibetan Studies Library

Department of Religious Studies Library

Reference library

Department of Chinese Studies Library

Department of Southeast Asian Studies Library