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Opening hours at Cologne site

AreaMonday - FridaySaturdaySundays and holidays
Lending desk / Information/Loan and return of items, issue of library cards, payment of overdue fines9 a.m. - 7 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.*

* 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 2018 up to and including 1 January 2019


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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