Welcome to the DESY Central Library / Willkommen bei der DESY Zentralbibliothek

Opening Hours / Öffnungszeiten
DACHS Card 24h
Service / Auskunft
e-mail: l.desk
Phone: +49-40-8998 -4630
Videochat: Tue 2-4 p.m., Fri 9 - 12 a.m.
and by appointment
In the light of recent events, we can not guarantee any service hours in the library till at least 28th of February 2022.
If you want to pick up any media, please contact us first.
Dear colleagues,
please note that the library remains open 24/7 via DACHS and that 3G rules apply.
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  • Please keep your vaccination certificate or a current test certificate ready for inspections
  • You will need a DACHS card for access
  • Please wear medical masks all the time.
  • Media can be checked out and returned via the self-check terminal
  • Currently, we can offer 3 workplaces. If you need to stay longer, please test yourself beforehand according to the DESY guidelines section 20), and the internal regulations (GBV) (requires login).
  • Requested media will be send to your office or homeoffice
  • We do our best to maintain the supply also from inter library loan and articles via email
  • Please note our wide range of digital media!
    • Items available for direct download are listed in the DESY library catalogue. You can recognize e-books and online conferences easily via the virtual shelfmark reading Online in the second line. Also on the note use online link in the record. Direct access links are provided as External link below the bibliographic description.
    • Our E-Book lending platform ProQuest E-Book Central offers
      • almost 100,000 e-books in the field of natural sciences,
      • over 30,000 e-books in the field of computer science / IT
      • almost 80,000 e-books in engineering
      • numerous titles in various other areas like mathamatics or law
      Some of these items can only be accessed upon request to DESY library. Please do not hesitate to use the "Inquiry" option.
    • You may also want to visit our Electronics Books webpage to get an overview on subscribed series offer.
    • Licensed databases via the DESY library catalog
    • Most of our journals are accessible online. See online journals for details.

    You can access our licenced online contents from outside the campus using the usual procedures for remote access as described by DESY IT.

  • For any questions do not hesitate to contact us via e-mail: l.desk or telephone: +49-40-8998 -4630.

We ask for your understanding for this measures and wish you good health.

Your DESY library team


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We are hiring...

We are the central service for scientific publishing at DESY and actively promote Open Access as part of DESYs Open Science strategy. As a founding member of join² we develop an innovative publications platform with our international partners and host with pubdb our own instance.

To further cost transparency DESY Library on behalf of join² applied together with Bielefeld University Library and Regensburg University Library for the DFG project „openCost".

For implementation of „openCost" we are hiring a junior scientist. See DESYs job offers for details.

Contact Information


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DESY Hamburg
Notkestrasse 85
D-22607 Hamburg
Phone/Tel. 049 - 40 - 8998 4630

E-Mail library@desy.de