Change to exhibition opening times

Please note: The Amerikahaus will be closed on Saturday, July 20, 2024, due to a closed event and from Monday, July 29, 2024, until Sunday, August 18, 2024, due to our summer break . Thank you very much for your understanding!

Amerikahaus Library, view of work stations ©Leonhard Simon

Research in the Amerikahaus

Our Research Center – formerly Library

Amerikahaus Library, view of magazine rack and group tables ©Leonhard Simon

Our Library

Amerikahaus Library, view of work stations and entrance ©Leonhard Simon

Our Library

Our Research Center focuses mainly on providing services to teachers and students in secondary education settings. Over the years, we have specialized our offerings for this particular audience in three main categories:
    — Events (teacher seminars, master classes for students, bookable group events and more)
    — Lesson materials on North America for lesson planning
    — Research resources especially geared toward pre-university students and educators.

Aside from these main focus areas, all visitors are most welcome in our Research Center. That also goes for our library users generally interested in getting information about North America in our print materials and digital resources. Maybe you are fascinated by a specific U.S. or Canadian topic and want to find out more – our experienced team in the Research Center can help you find the answers you are looking for.

Photo: ©Leonhard Simon

Monday to Friday, 2-6 p.m. WITH PRIOR REGISTRATION

During the Coronavirus pandemic, we require all Research Center visitors to register for a visit in advance. This helps us keep our visitors and staff safe. To sign up for a research time slot, send an e-mail to

We look forward to your visit!

A woman researches in the Amerikahaus Research Center ©Leonhard Simon

We offer workspaces with and without desktop computers for reading and researching in our Research Center. Copy and print services are available and cost €0.10 per page. You are also more than welcome to bring your own laptop or device. We provide all of our guests with free WiFi via BayernWLAN.

During the school year, we offer free research workshops for school classes by appointment.

To preview our facilities, have a look at the photo gallery at the top of this page.

People discussing, a laptop is open ©Gabrielle Henderson /

If you are a teacher preparing lesson plans about North America, we will happily prepare your workspace in our Research Center accordingly – with a bibliography, a large selection of books, current articles and more. When you write us to set up an appointment, explain briefly about your topic, lesson planning goals, and even which citation styles you want to use. We will get back to you shortly and prepare the materials here in the Amerikahaus accordingly. For more information about how we assist teachers, please have a look at our German page by clicking "DE" at the top of this page.

If you are interested in a specialized discussion ahead of your W- or P-Seminar, please contact us at for an appointment. 

Would you like to book a time for your W- or P-Seminar to visit our Research Center? Have a look under "Recherche-Workshops" for all information about our free research workshops (description in German).

Sarah Ackermann

Head of Research Center, Student and Teacher Programs


+49 89 552537-20