The renewed shutdown forces us to close the library rooms again until further notice. Nevertheless, we are available for you with a service according to the Corona situation. Please direct all questions and requests regarding literature to our email address  bis.erdsystem@we dont want    

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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. - 6 p.m.






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