The AWI Library is a special non-circulating library servicing basically the needs of the research scientists

The main library is located in Bremerhaven with branches on Helgoland and Sylt*

The library of the former Biologische Anstalt Helgoland is included in the collection

The library is open 24/7 (AWI staff only)

The AWI Library houses the Archiv für deutsche Polarforschung (AdP)

*The library of the AWI Research Unit Potsdam is part of the Bibliothek des Wissenschaftsparks Albert Einstein

Head Librarian:
Dr. Andreas Walker


AWI Library OPAC

All Library Books, journals and Electronic Records Telegrafenberg (Wissenschaftspark Albert Einstein Potsdam)

Regional OPAC
Cities of Bremen and Bremerhaven

Catalogue of the German Association of Marine Science Libraries and Information Centers (GAMSLIC)

e-Journals Library

GBV Union Catalogue

Opening Hours (for external users)

Mo-Th9:00 - 15:00
Fr9:00 - 13:00
Sa, Soclosed

Information for external users

External users can no longer visit the AWI Library until further notice. This is a measure to contain the spreading COVID-19 infections. You can still reach the library team at





> 46,000 monographs
> 1,600 m shelved volumes of journals
> 300 journal subscriptions, mostly e-only

Address and Contact

Am Alten Hafen 26
27568 Bremerhaven

+49(0)471 4831-1276

+49(0)471 4831-1919