The ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics is the world’s largest information centre for economic literature. The institution holds more than 4 million volumes and enables access to millions of online documents in economics. In 2016 alone, 6 million digital full-texts were downloaded.


In addition, the ZBW provides a fast-growing collection of Open Access documents. EconStor, the digital publication server, currently gives free access to more than 128,000 articles and working papers. EconBiz, the portal for international economic information, allows students and researchers to search among nine million datasets. The ZBW edits two journals in economic policy, Wirtschaftsdienst and Intereconomics.


The ZBW is a research-based academic library. Three professors and an international group of PhD candidates do transdisciplinary research on Science 2.0. Research at the ZBW is connected to international networks. The main co-operation partners are engaged in the EU projects, in the different DFG projects and in the Leibniz Research Alliance Science 2.0.


The ZBW is a member of the Leibniz Association and a foundation under public law.


The ZBW was honoured several times for its innovative library work with the international LIBER Award for Library Innovation. In 2014, the ZBW received the German “Library of the Year” award.

The ZBW in the Internet and Social Web:

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Arbeitsgruppe ZBW (c) Gunnar Dethlefsen