Szilárd Library

Access to scientific literature and resources

The library staff are currently working from home and do their best to maintain normal operations. However, please note that due to the current situation response times are significantly higher than normal. We thank you for your understanding and apologise for the inconvenience. Please note the current rules for the use of the library at the Heidelberg campus.

The Szilárd Library supports EMBL researchers and staff at all six sites.

The Szilárd Library supports and enables EMBL’s research and training in the life sciences through its services, collections, expertise and facilities. By providing access to information resources, fostering Open Science and Open Access and curating EMBL publications the Szilárd Library actively supports the scientific user community throughout the whole research and publishing lifecycle.

11 November 2021

Winner of the 2021 Summer Reading Art Contest

Library proudly presents the winner of the 2021 Summer Reading Art Contest! We congratulate Ariadne for her artwork about the book “Die Schnecke und der Buckelwal”, by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Bravo Ariadne! Until the next Library Art Contest, enjoy the gallery of this year’s young…

8 July 2021

Reopening of workplaces in the library

The Szilárd Library will reopen six workplaces in the reading room on Thursday 08 July 2021. The workplaces have to be booked via the room booking system. Please inform yourself about the currently valid hygiene measures before you visit the library. We are looking forward to welcome you again.

25 June 2021

A new library system and catalogue (OPAC)

On 1 July, the Szilard Library switches to a new library system and a new library catalogue. The new catalogue will be available at the same URL as the old one.


Library opening hours

Monday – Thursday: 9:00 – 16:30
Friday: 9:00 – 15:30

EMBL staff may use the Library after hours by using their EMBL access card.

Tel: +49 6221 387-8205/-8215
Fax: +49 6221 387-98215

Email: library@embl.de

Szilárd Library
EMBL Heidelberg, Room 216, Meyerhofstraße 1, 69117 Heidelberg, Germany