Opening hours

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

The library is closed on national holidays.

Reminder fees on overdue media as of November 15.

Since mid-March 2020, the library had suspended the reminder run for overdue media.  With this, we wanted to make a small contribution to relieve our users in the current situation.

Since teaching at HGU will now increasingly take place in presence again and the library is also open again, we will return to our usual reminder fees of € 3 per book and week as of November 15,  2021.

Christmas closure

Dear users,

on December 23, 2021 we will be open from 09:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. From December 24, 2021 to January 02, 2022 our library will be closed. From January 03, 2021 our usual opening hours will be in effect again.

We wish you all a festive season, a happy new year and a healthy 2022.

Your library team

New additions to the Corona rules in the library

In a nutshell:

  • Medical mouth-nose covers must be worn without interruption, even at the desk.
  • Access only to those who have been vaccinated, recovered or tested negative. Library staff has the right to check 3G proof at any time and will do so on a random basis.

Dear users,
unfortunately, we are also forced to tighten our access requirements. Determined by the Verordnung zur Anpassung der Vorschriften zum Schutz der Bevölkerung vor Infektionen mit dem Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (Regulation for the Adjustment of the Regulations for the Protection of the Population Against Infections with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus), a medical mouth-to-nose covering must be worn at all times in the public areas of "buildings of universities, professional and music academies and in buildings used by them, as well as in archives and libraries". This also applies after taking a seat.

Likewise, only those who have been vaccinated, have recovered, or have tested negative may use the library (the so-called 3G rule). The library staff is authorized to inspect the 3G proof at any time and will carry out random checks.

We realize that these new rules place an additional burden on everyone involved. Nevertheless, we hope for your understanding and cooperation. These measures are also important so that we can continue to offer a stay in our library.

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.


Von-Lade-Straße 1
65366 Geisenheim

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

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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.