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.

Studying or working in life sciences?

We've got the research tools you need.


We can help you with tasks such as

  • searching for specific journals or book titles
  • searching for literature on specific topics
  • using our search portal LIVIVO or other databases

Please note that we do not provide any medical advice or information. Please also take into account that written information is provided free of charge only up to a certain limit (see Nr. 6 of Gebührenordnung (PDF))
If the item you are looking for is not available in ZB MED`s holdings, you can either suggest that we purchase it or submit an inter-library loan request on ZB MED or an DigiBibi.

We also provide information in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

The reference desk of the InfoCenter in Cologne is located on the ground floor of the library (room 10a). Opening hours: mo. – fr. 9.00 a.m.  – 12.00 a.m. Outside the opening hours you can contact us by e-mail or phone:, +49 (0)221 - 478 5685.

Arrange a zoom meeting:

You also have the possibility to be advised in a one-to-one zoom meeting. In conversation, via chat or by sharing screen content, we can answer your questions and topics in a targeted and individual way. Above all, the possibility of screen sharing makes it easier to point out individual explanations and search steps, which often cannot be explained adequately by telephone or e-mail. You will receive useful information and tips on questions such as:

  • Library services and holdings of the ZB MED
  • Searches in LIVIVO and other databases
  • Access to electronic media of ZB MED

This service is available Monday - Friday from 9.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m.. You can make an appointment at short notice by telephone (+49 (0)221 - 478 5685) or by e-mail.

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