The GEOMAR Library in Kiel is one of the biggest marine science libraries in Germany.

We offer a place for learning and lively discussions about marine sciences with historical and new collections and digital resources.
Equipped with the newest technical facilities we also invite you to bring your own meal and drinks and relax in the presence of good books.

We welcome everybody interested in marine sciences and climate. Furthermore we are a vital and reliable partner for all libraries not only in Schleswig-Holstein, but also of the national and international network of marine science libraries.

 By covering a wide range from air-water-earth we support scientific reasearch trying to find promising solutions within the subjects of climate change and other environmental issues.

Contact and Opening hours

Library Leadership Team:
Tel: +49 431 600-1562
Tel: +49 431 600-2508
bibliotheksleitung(at)geomar.de 

Library West Shore:
Tel: +49 431 600-1562
bib-west(at)geomar.de
Düsternbrooker Weg 20
24105 Kiel

Opening Hours:

Mon - Fri: 9:00 - 18:00 h

Library East Shore:
Tel: +49 431 600-2505/08
bib-ost(at)geomar.de
Wischhofstr. 1-3, Geb. 8a
24148 Kiel

Opening Hours:

Mon - Thu: 9:00-12:30 + 13:00-16:00 h
Fri: 09:00-12:30 + 13:00-15:00 h

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