Our services in times of Corona

Library access and contact

Limited access to the joint library in building A17 is now possible again. External users are welcome to contact us directly, so that we can find a solution together.

Books from our stack or interlibrary loans can be picked up at the library's entrance on:

  • Tuesdays, 9 am to 12:30 pm
  • Thursdays, 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm

If you need books from the stack, you can pre-order via http://bib.telegrafenberg.de/en/services/document-delivery/. You will be notified when you can pick up the reservations in the library entrance.

We ask for individual entry and for the protection of all employees, we recommend the use of face masks.

As of June, we will resume our library introductions in online format and offer online consultation hours on various topics: http://bib.telegrafenberg.de/en/services/library-introductions/ 

Unfortunately, it is still not possible to use the reading room.


You can reach our help desk at bib(at)gfz-potsdam.de, from Tuesday to Friday you can also call -1673.

GFZ staff can contact us personally via direct chat in Nextcloud https://nextcloud.gfz-potsdam.de  (login with domain password).

Branch libraries

PIK library opening hours:    

  • Wednesdays: 9 am to 5 pm    
  • Fridays: 9 am to 4 pm

Appointments can be made for loans from the AWI library: Diana Otto: diana.otto(at)awi.de; Tel. -2121

Self-borrowing from the IASS library (foyer bank building) is possible at any time. Please register the books in the provided list. Appointments can be made by e-mail library(at)iass-potsdam.de or by phone -22331.

Our services are available online for all library users, for example:


E-books & additional temporary resources

Employees of GFZ, PIK, AWI and IASS can use our online resources with VPN access. Some publishers currently offer free access to additional resources:

Help Desk

You can reach us Tue-Fri

Phone. - 1673

Via Mail bib(at)gfz-potsdam.de  

Contactless lending service in A17

  • Tuesday, 09am - 12:30pm
  • Thursday, 12:30pm - 4:30pm