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Old Card Index of SUB Göttingen. Photo: Martin Liebetruth CC BY 4.0

Welcome to the new website of the Library of Anglo-American Culture & History!

The Library of Anglo-American Culture & History (Library AAC) is the central provider of resources, information and services for scholars and students in the fields of American Studies, Australian & New Zealand Studies, Canadian Studies and English / British & Irish Studies.

The Library AAC is maintained by Göttingen State and University Library (SUB Göttingen) in cooperation with the Library of the John F. Kennedy Institute of FU Berlin (JFKI Library) to provide Germany-based researchers with the scholarly literature and primary sources they need. Currently, the Library AAC is funded by the German Research Foundation as part of their Specialised Information Service Programme (Fachinformationsdienste für die Wissenschaft).

Our website offers access to the extensive collections of SUB Göttingen and the JFKI Library as well as to additional resources. We invite you to explore our offers! The overview below gives you an idea of what to expect.


On the "Search" page you can choose between different search and browsing options for our collections. We also offer general tips for searching literature online as well as subject-specific search tips for our collections and other search spaces.

Request It

If you need specialist literature, primary sources or other materials which are not available via the established German document delivery services, send us your requests! Fill in our web forms to request books, journals and articles for purchase, to suggest items from our collection for digitisation and to recommend databases.

Publish It

Publish or archive the results of your academic work in The Stacks, the open access archive of the Library AAC. Read more about it on this page and learn about the advantages of open access publishing!

Please note that The Stacks is currently in preparation for launch and will be available soon!

Digital Research

Keep your research organized! We offer tips on how to get the most out of the reference management tool Citavi and how to better name, organize and save files to make your research run even smoother.

The tutorials are currently being prepared. We will publish them successively and announce them on our Home page.


The "Collections" main page offers a short history of SUB Göttingen and the JFKI Library. The subpages gather all information we offer specifically for American Studies, Australian & New Zealand Studies, Canadian Studies and English / British & Irish Studies respectively. Read also about the rich collections of SUB Göttingen and the JFKI Library in your field of research!

Information for...

On this page you will find a bibliography on the history and contents of the Göttingen collections as well as on the Library AAC. Moreover, you will find answers to frequent questions of researchers and librarians about our services and about the Library AAC as part of the DFG-funded Specialised Information Service Programme (Fachinformationsdienste für die Wissenschaft, FIDs).

Our website is still in progress. Feel free to suggest topics which would be useful to you!

The team of the Library AAC



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