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ECLA's library was housed in a building belonging to the former West German mission to East Germany. The ECLA Library provided access to an expanding book and visual media collection based on regular acquisitions made by faculty to support their teaching and research. The library offered the possibility of borrowing course books for all courses, and providing access to a number of newspapers and journals, including the New York Review of Books, Theater, Frieze, Artforum, Time Magazine, The Economist, The Financial Times, The International Herald Tribune and many others. The ECLA library also subscribed to JSTOR, one of the largest online electronic collections of scholarly journals in the humanities. The building featured several semi-private reading rooms for study, as well as a lounge opening onto a garden.

Students who sought library resources for their work were also encouraged to use the Berlin Staatsbibliothek (public library), which is one of the largest libraries in Germany and has a collection of over ten million books and periodicals, including rare manuscripts.


ECLA offered a comprehensive range of computer services supported by a first class server network covering the entire campus. Services included an ecla email address with unlimited storage capacity, free wireless internet access, free printing, and access to computer terminals across Campus.