The HZB library and its services

The HZB's scientific special library procures the required literature - as a loan or by purchase, electronically or on paper, from its own inventory or through interlibrary loan, and also at your workplace in the web browser via direct links on the provider pages.

It supports and advises on publishing in scientific journals (with a focus on Open Access) and concludes publication agreements with publishers. It ensures the quality of the literature database and records all publications from the HZB environment there. The archive contains all records of the HZB since 1957.

Access to Elsevier articles in volumes from 2018 onwards

Elsevier magazine articles from 2018 onwards will be delivered with our interlibrary loan application.

Over 2000 Springer e-books available in PDF and epub until June 30, 2019

Springer e-books from the fields of Chemistry and Materials Science and Physics and Astronomy from 2016 to 2018 will be available at the HZB as PDF or epub until June 30, 2019. Please use the links for access. The books are for official use only and may not be distributed. Watermarks are included.

Nature Complete

From now on, all journals of the former Nature Publishing Group (now Springer Nature) are available for reading as part of the Nature Complete programme at HZB. Examples: Eye, Nature Energy, Scientific American. This is a first result of the DEAL project.

RSC Read & Publish Gold Open Access

All publications with HZB corresponding authors in RSC journals from 2018 onwards can be published as Gold Open Access with the CC BY license at no additional cost.

Ways to reach us personally

The library staff are available during normal working hours (preferably by e-mail or by telephone).

Interlibrary loans and media can be picked up every work day from Mrs. Friedrich (DV 202) or Mrs. Thunert (DV 203).


Dr. Andreas Tomiak

Dr. Andreas Tomiak, ORCID 0000-0002-3952-5416

Library head

  +49 30 8062 - 42593

  +49 30 8062 - 42953

Library ID: B 1505
ISIL: DE-B1505
ZDB Library ID (BIK): 181505-2
DBS ID Number: CR014
Library ID of EZB: HMIB