Since March 8, 2021, it is again possible for employees and students of the Universität Hamburg and the MPI for Meteorology to borrow or return books on site by appointment. The current opening hours are Mon - Fri 10 am - 3 pm. Our building is still locked. Users without an access card to the building must register with the gatekeeper in the Geomatikum who will let you in. Please submit all requests regarding required literature to our email address bis.erdsystem@we dont want
Please let us know at the same time which date would be convenient for you. We will get back to you if the book is available and the date is okay.

The Library and Information Services for Earth System Sciences ...

... is a joint service of the Max-Planck-Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) and the Center for Earth System Research and Sustainability (CEN) at the University of Hamburg.

We are a lending library and our main focus lies on the subjects meteorology, climatology, oceanography, marine ecosystems, geophysics, biogeochemistry, hydrobiology, fishery sciences, geology, environmental sciences. Primarily, we offer our extensive service for students and staff of the institutes involved but guests are always welcome. 


Bundesstr. 53 (Ground Floor) 
D-20146 Hamburg
Tel.: ++49 40 42838-5076

E-Mail: bis.erdsystem@we dont want


Service Hours

Monday - Friday        10 a.m. - 3 p.m.  (until further notice)






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