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Information on our services during the pandemic

In the current pandemic situation, the Help Desk in building A17 remains closed, and the use of the reading room is accordingly also not possible.

Contact, help desk and library introductions

You can reach our help desk at

You are welcome to make an appointment for a personal meeting with us via video chat. Simply send us an e-mail or contact the contact person directly.

GFZ staff can contact us personally via direct chat in Nextcloud (login with domain password).

Library introductions and consultations are offered regularly and on request in online format. More here.

Book loans

Books can be picked up in the foyer of building A17, if you have received a pick-up notice. We kindly ask you to enter the foyer of the library individually and with mouth-nose-protection.

For book orders from our own stocks and interlibrary loans, please use the document delivery form.

Please keep in mind that we are bound by deadlines for interlibrary loans and ensure that they are returned to us in time by internal mail.

Branch libraries


The library is staffed from Tuesday to Thursday. Due to construction work in the eastern wing the library has limited access at the moment. Please make an appointment if you wish to borrow a book from the library.
Contact Katrin Quetting:, Tel.: -27606


Please make an appointment if you wish to borrow a book from the library.
Contact Diana Otto:; Tel.: -2121


Self-borrowing (foyer bank building) is possible at any time. Please register the books in the provided list.
Contact Friederike Richter, Tel.: -22331

Online services

Databases and E-Books