Bibliotheks- und Informationsservice für Erdsystemforschung

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        9:00 - 19:00






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1. - 31. August 2017 the library is open only

        Monday - Friday 9:00 - 17:00

We wish all our customers nice and sunny holidays !



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You want some information about publishing with open access ? Meet us on the first OA event at the MPI-M organized by the OA Ambassadors of the...

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New (e)books


On our new poster at the library entrance we present the latest printed acquisitions including a thriller (in German) and actual ebooks accessible...

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