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Bibliothek, Archiv im Geozentrum Hannover
Stilleweg 2
30655 Hannover

Contact information:

Reference service
Tel.: +49-(0)511-643-2544
Fax: +49-(0)511-643-3684

Opening hours:

Monday - Thursday: 9.00 - 12.30 am + 1.30 - 3.00 pm
Friday and before holidays : 9.00 - 12.00 am
(Reading room and catalogue are continuously open)

Online-Katalog (OPAC)


Subjects of the collected literature

Regional geology, applied geology, general geology, geophysics, stratigraphy, geochemistry, mineralogy/petrography, geological deposits, soils, palaeontology, economy of raw materials

As part of the DFG 's (German Research Foundation) Special-subject collection program, the library focuses on: 13.1 Regional geology.


Bibliotheks-Magazin im GEOZENTRUM Hannover

  • Monographs and periodical volumes: 362.000
  • Current periodicals: 1.400
  • Maps: 73.000

Electronic journals can also be found in the "Electronic Journals Library (EZB)"


Literature since 1985 is accessible via the online-catalogue. Publications before 1985 can be found in the card catalogue.

New acquisitions

You may find information about new literature in the current list of new books.

Services for users:

  • Lending items for use in the reading room
  • Lending items for external use
  • Document delivery via postal mail
  • Sending of copies
  • Searches on literature/topics on request

Conditions of borrowing:

Exchange program

Worldwide the library has got about 1000 partners for exchange and is still interested in new swap relationships. Publications available on exchange are: Series of the "Geologisches Jahrbuch", progress reports and maps.


Arbeitsgemeinschaft Niedersächsischer Behördenbibliotheken

GEOUM Arbeitskreis der Geo- und Umweltbibliotheken

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