The UFZ library
The UFZ library collects and indexes the technical literature relevant to the UFZ as an international competence centre for environmental research.
The library is happy to assist you with the following questions, among others:
- all aspects of literature research or management
- open access
- personal academic identification management (e.g. ORCID)
- notification of publications and automatic generation of publication lists on own websites
Our print stocks are located in Leipzig, Halle and Magdeburg.
Springer e-book collections
From now on you have access to the following Springer e-book collections (volumes 2018 and 2019) and thus to the electronic content of over 1,000 titles.
DEAL - Cancellation of 2018th Elsevier content
Elsevier is gradually cancelling the content of 2018th journals after the collaps of the DEAL negotiations. Wiley and Springer Nature`s subscriptions are still running.
If you need any content please contact the library via
We already breifed you with several emails and information on our library homepage regarding predatory journals. Here you can findfrom the Helmholtz Open Science Office (sorry, only in german language). Here you can find .
Did you already know .....?
This is our new category. In each month we will point out some issues of our library homepage wich should be from higher interest for you.
In August/September: the fifty most cited UFZ publications from Web of Science:
Exhibitions in the UFZ libraries in Leipzig and Magdeburg
Associated to the last HEL on 6th November 2017 | Stefan Juraschek, Head of Department Elektrische Antriebe at BMW | we collected some literature "Mobilität - eine Branche unter Strom". We hope you will enjoy your visit in the UFZ library in Leipzig.
Soon you will be able to explore the new exhibition in Magdeburg.
Advice for users
On the UFZ library sites you find information and services for external and internal users (employees of the UFZ). Internal services are labelled by "intern".
Central library in Leipzig
Monday to Thursday: 8:30 - 16:00 hrs | Friday: 8:30 - 15:00 hrs
Floor plan of the UFZ central library in Leipzig
Library branch in Halle
Monday to Thursday: 10:45 - 15:45 hrs | Friday: 8:45 - 13:45 hrs
Library branch in Magdeburg
Monday to Thursday: 11:00 - 15:00 hrs | Friday: 8:45 - 11:45 hrs
Floor plan of the UFZ library branch in Magdeburg