Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museum Frankfurt

Quaternary Palaeontology

Working Group on Documentation and Information

Baerbel Fiedler M.A., MA (LIS)

Head of Library

Member of working group on libraries of Leibniz Association

+49 (0) 3643 - 49309 3330

fax +49 (0) 3643 - 49309 3352

Baerbel Fiedler M.A., MA (LIS)

The library of the Research Station is a reference library with a collection focus on Quaternary Palaeontology.


Opening hours (for external visitors )

Tuesday and Thursday 10.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon
Please register by telephone or in writing because we only have a limited number of workplaces for visitors

Using the library (for external visitors) 

Our library is a scientific reference library with the main collection dedicated to Quaternary Palaeontology. In exceptional cases it is possible to make copies (max. 20 pages, 0,10 € per page). It is only possible to borrow books out of our stock via Thüringische Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Jena , which you can find in the catalogue of the ThULB Jena as well (352 volumes, inter-library loans also possible).

For requests concerning the series Quartärpaläontologie, please contact the head of library.


Our library keeps in stock about

  • 2,600 monographs
  • 12,900 volumes of 768 periodicals
  • 49 periodicals by continuous subscription
  • 5,000 reprints
  • 200 maps


  • Managing and administration of the library stock (approximately 20,000 books, reprints, journals, and maps)
  • Acquisation of literature on demand of the sections
  • SENCKENBERG e-journals licence management (consortia)
  • Lending and borrowing of library stock (inter-library loans)
  • Maintaining the Research Station’s web-site
  • Keeping the press archive
  • Cover for administrative duties