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University Library

With a view to approximately 100,000 media, the German Police University maintains one of the largest and high performing police libraries in Europe. It is not only accessible to German Police University staff members, but also to external students and scientific staff, the latter, however, only after prior phone registration and as a reference library, i.e. without the possibility of borrowing items. Internet access is just as self-evident as access to legal information and search systems and other research facilities for police literature.

Opening hours during lecture times

Monday – Thursday 08:00 – 20:00
Friday 08:00 – 12:00

Before public holidays the library only opens until 16:00.

Information for external users (Corona crisis)

Use of the university library is only possible with prior written registration. Appointments are allocated:

Monday – Thursday

08:00 – 12:00
13:00 – 16:00

Friday 08:00 – 12:00

The rules of the CoronaSchVO and the mask requirement apply.

Email: hochschulbibliothekdhpolde

To make an appointment, please include the telephone number where we can reach you in your email.

Visit to the library

The online catalogue is available for preliminary literature research. Only members of the German Police University are entitled to borrow books. For subjects related to police history, please give us a call in advance: (02501 806 245) to make an appointment.


German Police University
University library
Zum Roten Berge 18-24
48165 Münster

Phone: +49 2501 806 683
Email: hochschulbibliothekdhpolde

Police History Collection

A police history collection is attached to the library. It includes an exhibition focusing on the main topic "100 years of educational work in the police". The exhibition presents the education and training of the German police from the monarchy to the end of the 20th century in its social and political circumstances.

In addition, the collection provides over 17,000 publications on police law, criminalistics and criminology, and on the organisational development and history of the German police. The books and 37,000 articles originate from police journals published during the period 1809 - 1945 and can be researched in the library catalogue.


Doris Kock
Phone: +49 2501 806 684
Email: doris.kockdhpolde