ZB MED: Information Centre for Life Sciences

Our Cologne site

Literature and resources from the fields of medicine and health.

Opening hours

Area Monday - Friday Saturday Sundays and holidays
Lending desk / Information/Loan and return of items, issue of library cards, payment of overdue fines 9 AM - 9 PM 9 AM - 12 midday Closed
Reading room stacks/Journals from 1985 or 1995 (shelf marks Zs.A) onwards, books from 2009 (except theses), photocopier 9 AM - 9 PM 9 AM - 5 PM* 12 midday - 5 PM*
Reference desk for rare books collection and submission of inter-library loan requests 9 AM - 4 PM Closed Closed

* These additional opening hours have been made possible thanks to special funding from the Medical Faculty of the University of Cologne.

Note that the bridge to the LFI Building closes 30 minutes earlier! (Contains shelf marks Ua ... - Uo ..., Se ..., Zs.A 6000 ... and Zs.B ... )

We are closed on the following days

  • Shrove Monday (the Monday before Lent)
  • From Good Friday up to and including Easter Sunday (Sunday/bank holiday opening hours will apply on Easter Monday)
  • From 24 December 2016 up to and including 1 January 2017


Maintenance of the ZB MED's computer systems takes place on the first Friday of every month between 7 AM and 10 AM.

The library's lending system and catalogue functions may be unavailable during this time.

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