The Library

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Most Recent News

The GEOMAR Library has become a participating member in an agreement between Helmholtz and the publisher Frontiers. As part of this agreement a 15% discount will be applied to APCs for articles by GEOMAR-affiliated corresponding authors.

More information can be found in the Intranet!


New Aquisitions - Springer E-Books "Earth & Environmental Sciences" 2016/17+2018!

You can find the 510 Titles in the Library Catalogue!


OceanRep is on rank 2 of the list of "Open Access Repository Ranking" (SH) and reached rank 17 for all of Germany, Austria and Switzerland!



  • Creative Commons: New version (4.0) published!
    More Information can be found here.

  • GLORIA, the new search engine of the library is online!
    GLORIA (GEOMAR Library Ocean Research Information Access) offers various advantages compared to the traditional library catalogue and combines various search links offered on our website. Of course you can find everything you would expect in a library catalogue: including books and journals, print and electronic versions.

    Furthermore you can find “latest articles” from scientifically relevant journals, articles from Open Access repositories and also older articles and databases accessible through DFG National Licences. References and fulltext articles from our institutional repository “OceanRep”, bibliographies and research data (Pangaea) extend the search space.

    For detailed information and a tutorial on the functionalities of GLORIA click here.

  • Access to Scopus available! (Scopus is a large abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books and conference proceedings; offered by Elsevier since 2004.)

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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Project participation


  •  MaNIDA (Marine Network for Integrated Data Access)