Fachbibliothek Umwelt (Environmental Library)

View into the environmental library in DessauClick to enlarge
The Fachbibliothek Umwelt is the largest environmental library in the German-speaking world.
Source: Umweltbundesamt

The Environmental Library is a resource for the UBA’s research, as well as for many external users. It has grown to become the largest environmental library in the German-speaking world.

The largest environmental library in the German-speaking world, with branches in Dessau-Roßlau, Berlin and Bad Elster, contains more than 470,000 books, about 110,000 eBooks, more than 1,500 printed journals, about 25,000 ejournals and other sources of information, including around 170,000 US research reports on microfiches.
The library is available for use by UBA staff. However, the books at each of the three branches are also available to and can be taken out by members of the general public.

Opening hours of Environmental Library branch in Dessau

Monday to Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Opening hours of Environmental Library branch at Bismarckplatz, Berlin

Monday and Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 11: 30 a.m. and noon to 3 p.m.
Tuesday, noon to 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Friday, 9 to 11:30 a.m. and noon to 2 p.m.

Opening hours of Environmental Library branch in Bad Elster

Monday to Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to noon and 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Friday, 8:30 a.m. to noon and 12:30 to 3 p.m.

The library’s Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) enables users to look through the library’s holdings and determine their availability and location. Through OPAC, registered library users can also manage their user accounts independently and order or reserve media and extend the lending period.

Informations to the stock and use of library