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
- bibliometry
- 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.

Interlibrary loans during the Corona restrictions

Currently, there are considerable restrictions on the supply of digital interlibrary loan items and articles. These concern in particular Elsevier publications. We are happy to take your orders, but ask for your understanding for longer delivery times.

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.

  Earth and Environmental Sciences
  Biomedical and Life Science

Elsevier e-book collections

Access to the e-book packages (publishing years 1995-2019) so you can read in the full texts of more than 4000 titles from the following subject areas

- Agricultural, Biological and Food Sciences
- Chemical Engineering
- Earth and Planetary Sciences
- Energy
- Environmental Science

 Access is provided via ScienceDirect (e-books included) via IP check

DEAL - Information on submitting papers to WILEY

DEAL Wiley - FAQ information for authors
DEAL Wiley - general information

Predatory Journals

We already breifed you with several emails and information on our library homepage regarding predatory journals. Here you can find FAQ from the Helmholtz Open Science Office (sorry, only in german language). Here you can find a list of predatory journals .


Theme: "Changing climate"

Climate change is currently the greatest global challenge facing mankind. CO2 emissions rose to a record high in 2018 and sea levels are rising faster than ever. Extreme weather events are on the increase. Can global warming still be limited, or is mankind slipping into a hot age? What must climate policy look like today and what can individuals do to protect the climate in order to achieve the necessary climate targets?
We have compiled literature on the subject from the UFZ library in a small exhibition for you.

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:

Natural Sciences Social Sciences

Opening hours

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: 10:30 - 15:30 hrs | Friday: 9:00 - 13:30 hrs

Library branch in Magdeburg

Attention: the Magdeburg location is currently closed due to reconstruction.
Monday to Thursday: 11:00 - 15:00 hrs | Friday: 8:45 - 11:45 hrs
Floor plan of the UFZ library branch in Magdeburg