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.

Submit your Research to the upgraded Curriculum Theologiae Library

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the MWI and in the cooperation with the Missio Library in Aachen and the Index Theologicus Project of the University Library in Tübingen, our open-access database Curriculum Theologiae has been in the last couple of months upgraded to a new system which better meets the standards of modern scientific information flow. The database and its content are offered and described now in four languages: English, French, German and Spanish. All articles published in it receive a DOI identifier and are indexed and retrieved by major search engines, Google Scholar, Index Theologicus and other scientific systems and indexers.

The goal of the server is to strengthen and support local seminaries, universities, and theological teaching institutes especially in Africa and Asia and make their theologies more visible to the international scholarly community. We hope many researchers from these parts of the world would use this tool and thus share their research with the international scholarly community. For more information about the database and how to submit please visit the Curriculum Theologiae website.


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.