It is possible again to book individual workplaces in the library for employees and students of the Universität Hamburg and the MPI for Meteorology. Please use our reservation form to book your place. Self-lending is allowed again.

Our current opening hours are Mon - Fri 10 am - 3 pm. Our building is open but please sign up on the list in the lobby.

Please remember to wear a medical mask while inside the library.

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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