AjBD - Arbeitsgemeinschaft für juristisches Bibliotheks- und Dokumentationswesen - Deutschsprachige Sektion der International Association of Law Libraries

About Us

The AjBD is the interest group representing law libraries as well as law librarians, documentation and information specialists from Germany and German-speaking countries.

We are …

an association uniting academic law libraries, legal documentation centers and legal institutions from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. We offer institutional as well as individual memberships. Currently, we count more than 170 members.

We want to …

advance and support law libraries and law librarians. We do this by organising training and discussion meetings for law librarians, by commenting on topics concerning library law and law libraries and by publishing our association’s journals Recht, Bibliothek, Dokumentation RBD and Arbeitshefte der AjBD, our working paper series.

We cooperate …

with many library organisations in Germany and abroad. We have a particularly close cooperation with the Consortium of Parliamentary and State Administrative Libraries (Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Parlaments- und Behördenbibliotheken – APBB), with whom we share a wide range of interests. We are also the German speaking section of the International Association of Law Libraries IALL.

We hope for …

many new members, because common interests can be better represented together.

We offer our members …

  • a platform for support and the exchange of ideas
  • discounted rates for our training events
  • a free subscription to our journal RBD
  • a discounted subscription to our working papers series when ordered directly through AjBD
  • free counselling on problems concerning library law

Join us …

and enjoy all these benefits for a membership fee of 30 EUR per year.