The Library

West shore library
East shore library


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.

How do I register?

How do I register?

 That´s simple:

- Show your identification card

- Official confirmation of residence

 Who can borrow publications?

 Everybody who lives in or nearby Kiel and can show an identification card!

 Do I have to pay a membership fee?

 No - you do not have to pay for anything - except when you do not return the borrowed items in time!

QR GEOMAR Library Contact Data

Contact and Opening hours

Library Leadership Team:
Tel: +49 431 600-1562
Tel: +49 431 600-2508

Library West Shore:
Tel: +49 431 600-1562
Düsternbrooker Weg 20
24105 Kiel

Opening Hours:

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

Library East Shore:
Tel: +49 431 600-2505/08
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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(W.C. Fields)









Project participation




 MaNIDA (Marine Network for Integrated Data Access)