The ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics is the world’s largest information centre for economic literature, online as well as offline. Today the institution holds more than 4 million volumes and subscribes to 26,000 periodicals and journals.
In addition, the ZBW provides the fastest-growing collection of Open Access documents on the internet: EconStor, the digital publication server, currently gives free access to 60,000 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, and in cooperation with the Kiel Institute for the World Economy produces the peer-reviewed journal Economics based on the principle of Open Access.
The ZBW is a member of the Leibniz Association and has been a foundation under public law since 2007. In 2011, 2012 and 2013, the ZBW received the international LIBER award for its innovative work in librarianship. The institution currently employs a staff of 250.