Lending and use on site


Books can generally be borrowed for 4 weeks at a time. You can renew materials once online by logging into our online catalogue, or by writing an e-mail to ausleihe(at)leibniz-gei.de. Please read the user account information. Journals, and books in the reference-only section may not be removed from the library. The library participates in the inter-library loan service. If you wish to view the historic collection (pre-1871 textbooks and pre-1945 reading primers) please contact us at ausleihe(at)leibniz-gei.de prior to your visit.

Conditions of use

In order to borrow material from the library you require a library card. In order to obtain one please hand in a completed application form to the staff at the desk and show your identity card or passport. The application form may be filled out on one of the PCs in the library and printed free of charge.
We make a charge of EUR 5.00 to issue the library card (in accordance with the Georg Eckert Institute regulations). It is valid for one year, but can be extended without charge by showing your identity card or passport

In accordance with § 23 of the library's regulations and § 1 and § 2 of the fees regulations, fees are charged for overdue items. The first reminder incurs a fee of € 2.00 per item, with a further charge of € 5.00 for the second reminder and € 10.00 for the third.

Copier/Scanner/Internet Access

Photocopiers, scanners and free WiFi access are available in the library for visitors.


We offer guided tours and work opportunities for groups and school classes upon request, these can be organised by contacting us at bibauskunft(at)leibniz-gei.de.


Phone:+49 (0)531 590 99 130

E-Mail: bibauskunft(at)leibniz-gei.de

Entrance:Celler Str. 3, 38114 Braunschweig
Postal address: Freisestr. 1, 38118 Braunschweig

Opening hours

  • Monday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Thursday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

User account

You can use your user account to view loans, reservations, interlibrary loans and fees, and to make renewals.