Get in touch.

List of contacts

Do you have any questions about ZB MED`s services or the range of literature we offer? Or maybe you need some tips on how to run searches in LIVIVO?

Phone: +49 (0)221 478-5685

Cologne Site

Medicine and Health

ZB MED – Information Centre for Life Sciences
Gleueler Straße 60
50931 Cologne (Köln)

Bonn Site

Nutritional, Environmental and Agricultural Sciences

ZB MED – Information Centre for Life Sciences
Friedrich-Hirzebruch-Allee 4
53115 Bonn




An infrastructure and research centre for data and information in the life sciences.

Our Cologne site

Literature and resources from the fields of medicine and health.

Opening hours at Cologne site

Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Working spaces
Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Lending desk 
Saturday & Sunday closed  

Loan opening hours from March 4, 2024

Please note:

New lending opening times from March 4, 2024:
Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Self-service area

Items that you have reserved or ordered can be collected from the self-service pick-up point at any time during the reading rooms’ opening hours. You will find the collection shelf in the reading room/EG.

It’s easy to order items in advance using LIVIVO. Simply log in to the system with your user number and password, order the books you need, and they will be ready for collection within 24 hours. Items that you have ordered or reserved are sorted by library card number. They can be collected from the self-service machines in the foyer.


The self-service option is not available for CDs, special-format items, or items ordered through the interlibrary loan system. These must be collected from the lending desk (this service is only available between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.).

The following services are only available during lending desk opening times:

  • Picking up CDs and special-format items you have ordered as well as items ordered through the interlibrary loan system
  • Collecting library cards
  • Paying fees and charges

You can pre-order items at any time through our  LIVIVO research portal. 


Use of reading room desks and study spaces 

  • From Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the ZB MED main building.
  • To reserve the study booth, please use our booking system


Returning items

Items can be returned to the book return box between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. from Monday to Friday. The box is located to the right of the library’s main entrance.


If you have any questions, please give us a call or send us an email and we will be happy to help!

Contact lending desk
Phone: +49 221/478-7070

Contact InfoCenter
Phone: +49 221/478-5685