DWA Library

The DWA maintains a special library at its head office in Hennef. 12,500 specialist books, 90 journals, papers from German and international institutes of higher education, and increasingly also electronic media, make this continually growing reference library an invaluable source of specialised knowledge. There is almost no restriction on access to these resources for anybody who is interested in using them: The DWA Literature Database is the library catalogue of the DWA specialised reference library containing the complete bibliographic data on more than 55,000 titles currently available. DWA members can access the literature database online in the members’ area on our website. Non-members can subscribe an account.


There is also a DWA research service so that you can leave the searching to us. You receive the results of the search directly from us as an extract from the Literature Database. Practically unlimited access to the actual content of the DWA specialised reference library is available to you via the DWA copy mail-order service (further information: PDF file, 206 kB). With the exception of complete books and the currently valid rules and standards, photocopies of the sources that might be of interest to you are available on request. In order to protect copyrights, there may be a charge for a copyright fee payable to “Verwertungs-Gesellschaft-Wort” so that your copies are ’official’.


In cooperation with the Customer Service and the Technical Information Center, the DWA library rounds off our range of specialist information services.