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Welcome to the Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon Library

Reading room library

The reading room in the library in building 27. [Photo: Hereon/Christian Schmid]

The library collects for the staff of Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon relevant specialized literature according to the present research themes.


Information desk


Service times: Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Phone: +49 (0) 4152 87-1690

Fax: +49 (0) 4152 87-41717

E-mail contact

Max-Planck-Straße 1, building no. 27, D-21502 Geesthacht

Collections and Equipment


The library collection includes approximately 44.000 volumes (monographs, reports, bound volumes of periodicals and standard specifications). We subscribe to 110 print-journals. Additional periodicals are available online. The library catalogue can be reached from throughout the campus. The library management program Alephino encompasses retrieval, title recording and loan management. Web of Science and Journal Citation Reports are available as an intranet solution (Web of Knowledge). In addition we offer the databases Scopus and SciFinder.
A reflective scanner (Bookeyescanner colour), copier, colour printer and a coffee lounge are available.

To the library pages in the Intranet (only possible for Hereon employees via VPN)

Publication database


The database refers to publications appearing since 1988. It contains the metadata of the following publication types: articles in journals, book chapters, books, proceedings, university publications, reports, posters, abtracts, presentations and lectures, but no patents.
In 2007 the publication database became also an "Institutional Repository".

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