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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




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E-books for purchase on demand (DDA)

One of the ways we make our e-books available is through the "ProQuest EbookCentral (EBC)" platform. EBC offers e-books from various publishers.

Under the profile specially tailored to ZB MED, on this platform more than 10,500 e-books are currently (as of December 2021) offered under license and more than 8,700 e-books are available for purchase on demand.

Are you missing titles in the ZB MED stock? Then suggest titles from the EbookCentral portal for purchase that we have not yet licensed!

The prerequisite is a registration for remote access beforehand as well as a one-time registration with "ProQuest EbookCentral".

  • Step 1: Log in to remote access with your ZB MED user card or your virtual user card. 
  • Step 2: After registering once on „ProQuest EbookCentral“ you can suggest titles for purchase, by first clicking on the title and submitting your request with "Anfrage“ (or "Request" on the English interface).
  • Titles that you can suggest for purchase on demand can be recognized by a yellow dot or the note "Verfügbar auf Anfrage“ (or "Available on request" using the English interface of EBC)

You will receive a short notice whether we include the requested title in our stock.

You will also find a large part of our e-books for purchase on demand in LIVIVO, from there you will be directed to the purchase proposal