About the library
The Library of the Department for Chemistry is the scientific information center for the department. The library provides students, academic staff and professors of the department with fast, current information and supports the department in its claim for qualitative good studies, teaching, and research conditions.
Tpe of library
The Chemistry Library is a reference and loaning library and open to all interested members of the public.
Central and reference libraries
In addition to the central Chemistry Library, the Department operates several decentralized reference-only libraries. When searching for items, please ensure you note the correct location or ask the library staff.
Our entire holdings are searchable in the online catalogues.
The Chemistry Library holds roughly 95.000 items. This includes books, journals, series, loose-leaf collections, dissertations, reference books and digital media such as CDs, DVDs, e-books, e-journals and databases.
Our book collection is organized by subject on the ground floor of the library. The reference collection is located in the Wolf-Walter-Reading Room (WWLS). Loan items are housed in the Reading Room 1. Our classification system (German) is on display at the reading room entrances and on the library homepage.
Our current print-journals are available in the journals section of Reading Room 1 on the ground floor. Older issues are held in the reading rooms and in the stack. The stack holdings are not open to the public. Please request items in advance by email or fill in the request form for stack holdings (German). Find the item location using the list of journals or online on the library homepage (PDF).
- 2 reading rooms with individual work stations
- 2 group work spaces with whiteboards, beamer or smartboard
- computers for searching holdings (OPACs)
- computers for chemistry
- scanner (Bookeye 4)
- Internet access via Wi-Fi (UHH, eduroam)