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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.


Access to Synchrotron Radiation News

All volumes of Synchrotron Radiation News from 1997 onwards are now available on the HZB intranet via the Taylor&Francis journal page.

External access to DeGruyter media with HZB ID

From 16.02.2023 you can access DeGruyter media from outside the HZB network after logging in with your HZB ID, password and a 6-digit code generated with the HZB user token as if you were at HZB.
Other providers also offer this option. Just give it a try!

DEAL contract with Elsevier

HZB joined the DEAL contract with Elsevier in October 2023.
Publications in hybrid Elsevier journals by corresponding authors of the HZB are free of charge for them. There is a discount for publications in Gold OA journals, but this is paid from the corresponding author's cost center. Billing is done centrally by the library. The corresponding authors only have to declare their affiliation with HZB to the publisher, the library takes care of the further financial processing for them.

New pages for authors in Project DEAL journals

Authors are offered newly compiled information on the DEAL project (Open Access for all articles in Wiley, Springer, Nature journals, Elsevier).

Publications in Gold Open Access journals will continue to be funded decentrally at the HZB, but will be managed and accounted for centrally.

Open Access publishing in ACS journals now free of charge for HZB authors

For publications in journals of the American Society of Chemistry, the open access fees (CC BY licence) will be financed centrally by the library with the help of a new HGF consortium agreement from the acceptance date of 1 January 2023.

ACS offers a short info page on this, there you will find the conditions and circumstances for publication.

The corresponding author (must be from the HZB) should select the HZB as the institution in the ACS Paragon Plus portal and use an HZB email address. Then complete the Journal Publishing Agreement there. The specification of the ORCID is highly recommended. After confirmation by the HZB library, the publication will be made available by ACS under the CC BY 4.0 licence.

Not only do the authors save a lot of time, but our administration is also relieved of the invoices and the associated work. As a result, avoidable delays are avoided and more transparency is created for all involved.

Open Research Europe: EU Open Access publishing platform

With Open Research Europe, the EU's new Open Access publishing platform for publications from Horizon 2020 and, in future, Horzion Europe, officially launches today, 25 March 2021.

Access to non-free content from outside HZB

For external access to provider pages with content licensed for HZB, please note these Hints.

With many providers, you can log in with your HZB ID, password and code using the HZB user token and gain access just like in the HZB network.

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

Tel:  +49 30 8062 - 42593

Fax: +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



Last change on 01.03.2024