Our Cologne site

Literature and resources from the fields of medicine and health.

Opening hours

AreaMonday - FridaySaturdaySundays and holidays
Lending desk / Information/Loan and return of items, issue of library cards, payment of overdue fines9 a.m. - 9 p.m.9 a.m. - 12 middayClosed
Reading room stacks/Journals from 1985 or 1995 (shelf marks Zs.A) onwards, books from 2009 (except theses), photocopier9 a.m. - 9 p.m.9 a.m. - 5 p.m.*12 midday - 5 p.m.*
Reference desk and submission of inter-library loan requests on straight weeks9 a.m. - 3 p.m.closedclosed
Reference desk and submission of inter-library loan requests on odd weeks9 a.m. - 4 p.m.closedclosed

* 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 a.m. and 10 a.m.

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

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