The 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 or with the help of literature databases.
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.
Where to find us?
The rooms of the library employees are in the DV-building in Wannsee on the first floor on the west side (small stairs, rooms DV 201 to DV 204).
What media do we have on offer?
Our over 800,000 media units (600 m books, 300 m journals, 100 dissertation thesises and 740 000 reports, mostly mikrofiches and microcards) are located in our closed compact magazine and can be viewed and partly borrowed with the help of our staff.
What electronic media are available?
Our subscribed electronic media (thousands of journals and ca. 10 000 e-books) and databases can be accessed free of charge from the intranet via the pages of the publishers and database providers. You have to comply with the rules of usage for this content.
Our publications are often freely available on our publication server.
How to get journal articles, books and reports from other libraries?
How to buy books and e-books?
Any book that can be reached (also e-books) may be procured at your cost center. Please use our order web application.
What do I have to consider when publishing in a scientific journal?
Please contact us before signing the author contract. We advise you on the author contract and conclude contracts with publishers for Open Access publications. We will also take care of the further processing.
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, ORCID 0000-0002-3952-5416
Tel: +49 30 8062 - 42593
Fax: +49 30 8062 - 42953
Library ID: B 1505
ZDB Library ID (BIK): 181505-2
DBS ID Number: CR014
Library ID of EZB: HMIB