Opening hours

Until October 15, 2021

Mon. - Fri.: 09:00 - 15:00

From October 18, 2021

Mon. - Tue.: 09:00 - 19:00
Fri.: 09:00 - 16:00

The library is closed on national holidays.

Open stocks and workstations accessible again on September 6

The HGU library has reopened its open stocks and a limited number of study desks to the public. Users must wear a mask, contact information will be collected via the Luca app or in writing. Unfortunately, it is necessary that we limit the number of visitors present at the same time. For this purpose, please follow the instructions of the library staff.

You no longer need to pre-order books. However, we will continue to offer the pre-order service until further notice in order to give each person the opportunity to minimize the time spent in the library. The photocopy and circulation service for theses, however, will no longer be available.

The library will provide disinfectant for hands and surfaces. We ask all users to independently clean their work surfaces, to maintain the necessary distances, and to treat each other with consideration.

Our measures are based on the current pandemic situation and the requirements of the state of Hesse. Accordingly, changes may be made at short notice. You can always find the current regulations and our opening hours here on our homepage.

Library for Beginners

Dear students,

everything is different this year, so to speak for the library - nevertheless we want your start here to be as easy as possible, therefore we summed up the most important information for you. We do our best in reacting fast to the most recent Corona updates. That is why many things change within a short period of time. To stay up to date please take your time to visit our homepage every now and then.

Opening hours

At the moment our opening hours change quite frequently since we are reacting to the Corona updates in time. Check out our homepage regularly to stay up to date.


You need a library account to borrow books from the library. Creating the account does not take up much time and, the only thing you need is your Student ID Card. If you have any further questions, please feel free to ask the staff at the information desk.


Usually our book shelves are accessible to everyone. The books are sorted by topics for you to browse and be inspired. Unfortunately we cannot allow this under the given circumstances. You can borrow books nonetheless. Our OPAC (= the online catalogue of our library) contains all the titles of the library that are available. Try it by using a few keywords for topics you are interested in. If you come across a book you’d like to borrow with the title and shelf mark please send an e-mail to Auskunft-Bibliothek(at) We will get the book for you and will inform you via mail when you can pick it up.

Loan periods and overdue fine

Your loan period lasts for 4 weeks. If you need more time you can prolong 2 more times (for 4 weeks each) if the book has not been reserved by another user. It is important to remember renewing your books since we have to charge an overdue fine for expired loan periods. The fine is 3 € per book and  week.

Group rooms and working spaces

Unfortunately we cannot grand access to neither the group rooms nor the working spaces. As soon as we get any news you will be informed via our homepage. Nonetheless you have access to several working spaces across the campus. On our homepage you find a list with available working spaces.

Printing, scanning, copying

With your student card you can use the combined devices on different locations on the campus, including the library. The staff at the information desk will be glad to help you with putting money for printing or copying on your student card.  For that you need a German bank card since we cannot accept cash. Please use a flash drive/USB stick for printing documents with a larger data size. Documents with less data sizecan also be sent via mail to printme(at) Very important: Use your student mail address to send the documents.

eBooks and databases

eMedia comes in handy because you can use it anywhere. Not only did we license eBooks for you but also eJournals and databases. You can use most of them from home if you log in with your device to the VPN of Hochschule Geisenheim University. You will find installing instructions on the IT website.


You cannot only contact us via phone call or eMail but also via WhatsApp, where you can renew your books or ask us questions. In times like these we want to give you as many ways as possible to contact us without having to show up physically. Our number for WhatsApp is: 0171 10 27 571 .

Library of Geisenheim University

The library provides a broad collection of scientific resources to students and scientists and researchers of Geisenheim University. Our collection matches their needs.

You can find all important information about library usage and literature research on our website. If there are remaining questions, feels free to adress our staff.

Interested externals are also welcome to the library.


Von-Lade-Straße 1
65366 Geisenheim

Phone.: +49 (0)6722 502 261
Fax.: +49 (0) 6722 502 260

General e-mail:


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