News for all readers of all ages

Are you bored in self-isolation and you dont know what to do?

Then there is just the right thing for you!

Until the end of library closure, all online offers of the Onleihe Hesse are available free of charge, so you can access many e-books, e-magazines and audio books.

Here is the link to their website if you are interested

Have fun reading and stay healthy


Opening hours

The library is closed on national holidays.

All Opening Hours

during semester:

Monday - Thursday:
9 am - 7 pm
9 am - 4 pm

During exam study period:

Monday - Friday:
8 am - 7 pm

during semester break:

Monday + Wednesday:
9 am - 4 pm
Tuesday + Thursday:
9 am - 6 pm
9 am - 12 am

How to use our online collection

In times like this, it becomes apparent how important it is to have location-independent access to information and knowledge. Of cause, we knew this even before Covid-19 and always set high value on our online collection. To make its usage easier for you we gathered a few tips:

1. Connect your private PC via VPN to the HGU network

VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. It allows you to connect your internet device to the university network even when you are not on campus. This is important because most of our licenses for e-resources  allow access via network connection. With VPN you can use those services from everywhere in the world. If you need help with your VPN connection, please contact the it-service.

2. Be aware of what you are searching for

Are you searching for independent or dependent literature? Independently published literature can stand for itself. Books are the best example for this. Dependently published literature is published in an other medium, like an article in a newspaper or a journal. There are e-versions of both kinds of literature and each one needs its own search strategy:

Independent Literature

You can search for e-magazines in the “Elektronische Zeitschriftenbibnliothek” (short ezb) (electronic newspaper library). Make sure that the Hochschule Geisenheim University-logo appears in the upper corner on the right. Only if it does, you will be able to see our licensed journals. If the logo is not there, go back to tip 1 and connect to the VPN. After that, you might need to delete your browsers cache. (By the way: Just underneath the logo, you can switch the sites layout to English.)

All our e-books can be found in our catalog. Use our new e-book button or use e-book as one of your search terms to get only e-books in your results.

Dependent literature

Our catalog only contains independent literature, so if you are searching for newspaper or journal articles you have to use databases.

In our database collection you will find a short info text to every database that tells you

  1. How you can access the database
  2. What kind of database it is
  3. What you can find in the database

Not all databases include the full text of the articles. Sometimes, you only get the bibliographic information, e.g. title, author, journal title, year and page numbers. With those you will be able to check in the ezb if we have access to the e-version of the journal and, if so, to download the article.

3. If you don’t know how to go on, ask for help

No one is born a master. That is why especially at the beginning you might need support from a professional. Even so you cannot come visiting us in the moment, we are still here to help you out if you need us. The best way to contact us is via e-Mail. That way, you can be sure that you question will be forwarded to the person who can help you best.

Library closure until April 17

Dear customer,

Due to the fourth “Regulation for the prevention of the Corona-Virus“ from March 17th, we have to close our library for the public. You can still use our digital collection. We are also happy to help you with your questions and problems via e-mail, telephone and WhatsApp. You can reach out to us during our service hours:

Monday to Fryday: 09:00 - 14:00

We will also make appointments to give out literature that you mitgh need. Please write us an E-Mail at Ausleihe-Bibliothek(at) with the title, author and signature of the books you need. We will book them onto your library account und will have them lying on our pick up table at the appointed time.

For book returns, please use the book return box in the foyer.

For current information, please check our website regularly.


You are now able to contact our renewal-service via WhatsApp:

+49 171 10 27 571

We will answer any questions you might have during our opening hours. Due to Organizational causes this process may take up to one workday.

As soon as your request is processed, we will delete all of your information. As a result, completed tasks can no longer be tracked.


  • WhatsApp encrypts your messages insufficiently. Due to this please only send us those informations that third party participants can read too.
  • For a more personal request please come to the loan desk, send us an E-Mail (Auskunft-Bibliothek(at) or call us ( +49 6722 502 261).
  • Please inform yourself about the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy of the Service.
  • Only WhatsApp requests are answered via this mobile number. Voice messages, SMS, or phone calls are ignored.



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:    


Inter-library loan:           


Find information and contacts about the "Research information system" and the research portal of Geisenheim University.