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
In the light of recent events, we can not guarantee any service hours in the library till at least 31st of May 2021.
If you want to pick up any media, please contact us first.
Dear colleagues,

please note the current changes in operation due to the measures to contain the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus:

  • The library remains open 24/7
  • You need a DACHS card to enter the library
  • Media can be checked out and returned via the self-check terminal
  • The workplaces are blocked and you should make your stay as short as possible
  • 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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April, 2021

Open Research Europe

The European Commission has now officially launched Open Research Europe, the open access publishing platform for scientific articles that present the results of research funded by Horizon 2020, and soon Horizon Europe.

Please note also the dedicated letter of Mr. Jean-Eric PAQUET, Director-General of the European Commission Research department.

March, 2021

Publication Grants

Scientists may apply for DFG funding for Open Access books.

Further information

Guidelines Publication Grants (DFG-Form 51_10)
DFG-Webpage Open Access

For further information contact the DESY library team

Contact Information


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

E-Mail library@desy.de