Mikado - Catholic missiology library and documentation center

With a total of more than 140.000 medias is Mikado in Germany one of the biggest specialized libraries on the issues of world church, contextual theologies and philosophies.

The collection of Mikado, the missiology library and the catholic documentation office of the MWI and missio Aachen contains monographs, reviews and a collection of non-published documents of Africa, Asia, Latin America and Oceania. 

The main objective is to collect:

  • contextual theologies and philosophies of Africa, Asia, Latin America and Oceania;
  • missiology and religious studies;
  • interreligious dialogue;
  • situation of the local church in Africa, Asia and Oceania;
  • human rights, freedom of religion;
  • chosen belletristic litterature in German from the non-european continents.

Our library is a unique source of information for students, pupils, teachers, journalists and people interested theologically and at the world church level. 

You can research our book inventories on www.mikado-ac.info.

Books can be borrowed and you may demand us for copies of articles.

The library is opened from:


Mon. - Thu. 9.00-12.00, 13.00-16.00 o'clock

Fri.             9.00-12.00, 13.00-15.00 o'clock

We are pleased to help you by phone calling +49 / 241 / 7507-530 or by E-mail mikado@(--remove this spamprotection--)mikado-ac.info. On (bank) holidays please contact us before coming here to know the opening times.

The MWI is asking for your support

Cardinal Kasper

„MWI scholarships give the future leaders of the church in Africa and Asia what they need to know. It is nearly impossible to help more directly and more personally than by supporting a scholarship holder.”

Cardinal Walter Kasper