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The library of the Julius Kühn Institute is a specialized research library. We cater for the information needs of the JKI scientific staff and hold collections in our core areas of research, which include:

  • plant pathology, plant protection, plant health, plant breeding, plant cultivation, plant nutrition, soil sciences, plant genetics, mycology, nematology, entomology, and associated sciences.

We provide access to a vast spectrum of resources:

  • collection of approx. 370,000 monographs and printed journal volumes from all different fields of plant research
  • electronic access to the contents of more than 4,000 scientific periodicals and more than 5,000 e-books 
  • retrieval of full text articles either from our own stocks or through interlibrary loan
  • carrying out comprehensive subject–matter search
  • access to different commercial literature databases

What we cannot deliver immediately is obtained through interlibrary loan or collaboration with other libraries affiliated to the BMEL.

Our collections, which include some rare and outstanding stocks, are listed in the Common Library Network, what makes them directly accessible to the interested public or other libraries.

To get the best matches for requested literature more easily, we use a discovery system that allows for simultaneous search in all relevant databases and catalogues. Having found what the user is looking for, the document management technology doctor-doc is the last step in the workflow to deliver the documents quickly.

Beyond the supply of literature, we deliver services to enhance scientist’s experience with reference management software (Endnote and Citavo) or with literature databases. And we provide consultations concerning all issues of publishing, open access and copyright.

Contact, addresses and opening hours

Our library teams are based in:

Library in Berlin

Address
Julius Kühn-Institut (JKI)
- Library -
Königin-Luise-Str. 19
14195 Berlin, Germany

Opening hours
Monday - Thursday: 9 am - 3 pm
Friday: 9 - 12 am
bibliothek@  julius-kuehn.  de

Contact

Viktoria Kappes
viktoria.kappes@  julius-kuehn.  de
Tel: +49(0)30 8304-2114

Silvio Arganese
silvio.arganese@  julius-kuehn.  de
Tel: +49(0)30 8304-2109

Yvonne Czerwonka
yvonne.czerwonka@  julius-kuehn.  de
Tel: +49(0)30 8304-2102

Library in Braunschweig

Address
Julius Kühn-Institut (JKI)
- Library -
Messeweg 11/12
38104 Braunschweig, Germany

Opening hours
Monday - Thursday: 9 am - 3 pm
Friday: 9 - 12 am

Contact
Benjamin Ruf, head of library
bibliothek-bs@  julius-kuehn.  de
Tel: +49(0)531 299-3397

Matthias Voigtländer
bibliothek-bs@  julius-kuehn.  de
Tel: +49(0)531 299-3392

Library in Kleinmachnow

Address
Julius Kühn-Institut (JKI)
- Library -
Stahnsdorfer Damm 81
14532 Kleinmachnow, Germany

Contact
Viktoria Kappes
viktoria.kappes@  julius-kuehn.  de
Tel: +49(0)33203 48-217

Silvio Arganese
silvio.arganese@  julius-kuehn.  de
Tel: +49(0)33203 48-221

Library in Quedlinburg

Address
Julius Kühn-Institut (JKI)
- Library -
Erwin Baur-Str. 27
06484 Quedlinbur, Germany

Opening hours
Monday - Thursday: 9 am - 3 pm
Friday: 9 - 12 am
bibliothek-qlb@  julius-kuehn.  de

Contact
Grit Lautenbach, head of library
grit.lautenbach@  julius-kuehn.  de
Tel: +49(0)3946 47-120

Silvia Ballhause
silvia.ballhause@  julius-kuehn.  de
Tel: +49(0)3946 47-121

Heike Fessel
heike.fessel@  julius-kuehn.  de
Tel: +49(0)3946 47-121

Library in Siebeldingen

Address
Julius Kühn-Institut (JKI)
- Library -
Geilweilerhof
76829 Siebeldingen, Germany

Opening hours
Monday - Thursday: 9 am - 3 pm
Friday: 9 - 12 am
doku-vitis@  julius-kuehn.  de

Contact
Nina Adam
nina.adam@  julius-kuehn.  de
Tel: +49(0)6345-41 141/142

Hiltrud Heupel
hiltrud.heupel@  julius-kuehn.  de
Tel: +49(0)6345-41 141/142