Institutional library at IWW

  Shelf with many books © IWW

Business hours

The Institutional library is open on mondays and wednesdays from 10:00 to 14:00.



Lending only by appointment by telephone.

Please be sure to follow the instructions under "Research/Loan" below!


Institute library

Our institutional library is situated on the second floor of our institute building at Mies-van-der-Rohe-Straße 17. With over 15,000 works of specialist literature, you will find comprehensive and up-to-date information on all aspects of hydraulic engineering, coastal engineering, river engineering, hydrology, sediment transport, hydropower and water supply. In addition to standard works in the above-mentioned fields, current issues of journals such as WasserWirtschaft and the Journal of Hydraulic Research are also available.

You can also borrow all volumes of our publication series "Mitteilungen des Lehrstuhl und Instituts für Wasserbau und Wasserwirtschaft der RWTH Aachen University". The conference proceedings of the symposium (IWASA) organized by the institute and selected dissertations of IWW staff members are published here. The publication of this series is supported by the Friends association of the Institute of Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management at RWTH Aachen.



- Literature can be searched for via KatalogPlus of the University Library

- or directly here

- The literature found must have the shelfmark "222:..." (to be found under the flap: "Copy is available"), otherwise it will not be found here!

- Please send an email to with a list of the literature you are looking for (including the shelfmark!) and ask for an appointment during opening hours.


Public relations

Every year the IWW publishes an annual report in which the activities of the previous year are reported. Here you will find up-to-date information on the IWW's staff, research activities and teaching.

Annual report 2020/2021

Annual report 2019/2020

Annual report 2018/2019


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