What this guide contains
German law quick start
The LawBod's main collection of German legal material is on open shelves in the upper or Gallery Floor.
If you are interested in the laws/legal system of Germany 1871-1945, West Germany and post-Unification Germany, shelfmarks start German.
If you are interested in the law of former East German or Socialist law please click on GDR/DDR tab above.
The KV you may notice in an increasing number of shelfmarks for German legislation and Kommentare reflects the fact that the collection is being prepared for full conversion to the Moys classification system.
Law Library: Reserve Collection
When you search SOLO for texts you may find - especially if the text is recommended on an undergrad reading list - that the location is shown as "Law Library Reserve Collection." Armed with your University Card/Reader's Ticket and desk number, please ask for these books at the Reserve Collection desk in the Reading Room and they will be issued to you for use in the Library.
For members of OU, BeckOnline is the major electronic resource for German law. Below are links to sources available to anyone with internet access.
Introductions to German law
Among useful introductory texts in the LawBod are the ones below: