Information for Visitors

Please read up on the current regulations before your visit, as regulations might vary within the different areas. You will find all details concerning your visit in our Corona section. 

As of Tuesday, November 09, 2021, the corona ‘traffic light’ is at red. According to the fifteenth Bavarian Infection Protection Measures Ordinance (15th BayIfSMV) of November 23, 2021, the 2G plus rule (vaccinated/recovered plus negative test result) applies at Amerikahaus for visitors over the age of 12 years. Please arrive with test results from an official test center. Underage students from 12 years of age do not have to present a test certificate; they are considered to be "tested" while school is in operation. We do not offer testing or supervise self-tests. Please arrive with test results from an official test center. It is mandatory to wear an FFP2 mask and to maintain a minimum distance of 1.5 m (ca. 6 ft) from all other visitors and Amerikahaus staff for the duration of your visit. For visitors between 6 and 16 years of age, a medical mask is sufficient. Please refrain from visiting the Amerikahaus if you feel unwell or have symptoms of a cold.

Thank you very much for your cooperation and 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.

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. Please read more about our health and safety regulations for the Amerikahaus and the Research Center in particular here. To sign up for a research time slot, read through our healthy and safety rules, fill out an appointment request, and send it to

Registration form for a Research Center appointment.

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.

Have a look at our online library catalog  to see which books and ebooks are available in our reference library. Please be aware that we do not offer book lending. You can also check out the list of our available online databases and archives. Here you will find a large assortment of research materials. Finally, you can view the list of U.S. print magazines we have available for all visitors of the Research Center.

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.

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 here for all information about our free research workshops (description in German).

Sarah Martin

Head of Research Center, Student and Teacher Programs



+49 89 552537-22

Annika Sophie Wiedemann

Working Student Research Center, Student and Teacher Programs



+49 89 552537-20