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

Opening Hours / Öffnungszeiten
Monday - Friday 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
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 30th of September 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. During our usual opening hours a DACHS-card is not required.
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  • 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.
  • 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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openCost: the road to publication cost transparency

The DFG funded project „openCost" creates a technical infrastructure to comprehensively record publication cost data, make them openly distributeable by means of standardized interfaces, and accessible by well known platforms like EZB, OpenAPC or the the OpenAccess Monitor.

From Wednesday, 05th till Friday 07th October 2022, DESY Library will host the first international openCost Expert Workshop in Hamburg.

Besides presenting first results from openCost itself the main goal of the workshop is to create an opportunity for knowledge exchange between national and international experts in the field. It will allow them to present their perspectives in the area of publication costs and cost transparency and report on their experiences to ensure openCost is internationally adoptable. It also serves as a platform for discussion with participants from other institutions.

We are excited about the contributions from well-known international experts detailed in the final program. Registration is now open via the conference website.

Participation is free of charge, but registration in advance is necessary. The number of participants is limited to 60.

Contact Information


Recent curiosities
in the world of 'physics'

Aktuelle Kuriositäten
in der Welt der "Physik"


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

E-Mail library@desy.de