Special library for botany, zoology, paleontology and geology/mineralogy

The scientific reference library is primarily used by museum’s staff, visiting scientists and students.
Located in the administrative building of “Museum am Löwentor”,the library comprises over 130.000 volumes and subscribes to more than 1400 periodicals and about 160 e-journals.

Visitors interested in scientific literature are asked to make an appointment during opening hours.
A book scanner (USB-stick necessary) and a copier are available.


Library Catalogue

Media already catalogued:

  • Monographs: All holdings from 2000 onwards + complete collections Botany, Entomology/Arachnology, Herpetology, Ichthyology, Malacology, Mammalogy
  • Periodicals: All holdings from 2003 onwards (including title changes) + complete collections Botany, Entomology/Arachnology, Herpetology, Ichthyology, Malacology, Mammalogy, Ornithology
  • E-journals: all current titles

All above holdings are also listed in the following union catalogues: SWB / KVK and ZDB. Library code Stg 265.

Electronic Journals Library (EZB)

  • The complete holdings of e-journals are recorded in the Electronic Journals Library. Full texts are accessible on the museum’s premises.


  • Tatjana Marzen, Librarian
     Acquistion, Cataloguing monographs/periodicals, E-journals
  • Sabine Petri, Librarian
    Exchange of publications, Library loans, Cataloguing journals
  • Stefanie Schwarz, Librarian
    Cataloguing monographs, Binding management

Opening hours (please contact library staff!)

Mon-Thu: 9-12 h / 13-16 h
Fri: 9-12 h