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Max Planck Institut for Biogeochemistry

Library & Information Service

Library team

Kirsten Heinrich
Phone: +49 (0)3641 57 - 2402

Angela Günther
Phone: +49 (0)3641 57 - 2403

Email: library[at]
Fax: +49 (0)3641 57 - 2404


User-friendly literature and information management

Our library is jointly operated by the neighbouring Max Planck Institutes for Biogeochemistry and for Chemical Ecology.

The library is accessible all day and provides the scientists, students and staff of both institutes almost unlimited access to hard-copy and electronic literature and information. Specifically, 35,000 international scientific journals are accessible directly online through the Max Planck Society. In addition, electronically available as well as hard-copy monographs, maps and newspapers complement the library collection.

Our service includes

  • retrieving all kinds of requested media
  • support for custom-tailored literature searches
  • in-house training in the use of bibliographic data bases and literature management systems
  • support with article submissions, e.g. regarding Open Access policy
  • managing the institute’s own publications

Reading room with computers (Foto: Silvana Schott) Literature collection (Foto: Silvana Schott) Book impressions (Foto: Silvana Schott) Cozy reading area (Foto: Silvana Schott) Printer, copy machine & book scanner (Foto: Silvana Schott)
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