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Cogg Hall: MO till SU 10 AM till 6 PM + Ships daily 10 AM till 5.45 PM + free entrance for refugees + Безкоштовний вхід для українців

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    Library

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    Library

    The library holds a comprehensive collection of titles on German maritime history and marine utilization. Materials can be read free of charge in the reading room.

    The library collection consists of all areas of German maritime history and marine utilization in its international interconnections. The material currently includes more than 95,000 titles. Most of these are printed monographs, supplemented by around 370 journals. Microfilm and microfiches, CD-ROMs, e-literature and internet research desks round out the services provided to users.

    The library is a non-lending library. Technical tools as well as various scanners and copiers, and reading devices for microfilm and microfiches, as well as a limited number of computer workspaces and internet ports are available to visitors. The material can be read free of charge in the reading room.

    Opening hours:

    Tue – Thu    9.30 am - 12.30 pm
                      13.00 pm - 16.00 pm
    Fri                9.30 am - 14.00 pm
     

    New location

    During the reconstruction of the museum, the library is open for you.

    You will find us in the fishing port, in the FAMO-building. Our new address is Hoebelstraße 23 in 27572 Bremerhaven. Please use stairs at the back of the building and the designated bell there.

    Please continue to send mail to the following address: German Maritime Museum / Leibniz Institute for Maritime History, Library, Hans-Scharoun-Platz 1, 27568 Bremerhaven

     

    Please use stairs at the back of the building and the designated bell there.

    Contact

    0471 482 07 - 22 / 44

    bibliothek@dsm.museum

    We offer various options for literature research and interlibrary loans

    Our library stock is listed in its entirety in the online catalogue.

    The catalogues are available here:
    Alphabetical catalogue
    Systematic catalogue

    With the exception of valuable items or literature published before 1800, interlibrary loans are also possible subject to the usual conditions.

    You can also use the following links to catalogues of other libraries, e-journals or databases for your research:

    1. Catalogues of other libraries

    Catalogue and database of the GBV
    Gemeinsamer Bibliotheksverbund [Joint Association of Libraries] of the states of Bremen, Hamburg, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Lower Saxony, Upper Saxony, Schleswig-Holstein, Thuringia and of the Preußischer Kulturbesitz foundation.
            
    Regional portal Bremen/Bremerhaven
    The catalogue comprises 21 libraries of the state of Bremen, including those not organised under the Gemeinsamen Bibliotheksverbund GBV

    KVK
    Karlsruhe virtual catalogue: comprehensive listing of the stock of national and international libraries

    ZDB
    Journal database: listing of journal stocks in German libraries

     

    2. e-Journals

    EZB 

    Hansa (1864 – 1945)

     

    3. Selected databases & shipping registers

    LeibnizOpen
    The central open-access portal of the Leibniz Association with freely available digital publications from Leibniz institutes


    Clio Online
    General German scientific portal for history
            
    DBIS
    Database info system: Collection of thematically arranged databases, currently freely accessible

    German Merchant Fleet
    Access available only in the reading room of the library      
            
    Register DNV GL
    Database of ships registered with DNV GL (Det Norske Veritas Germanischer Lloyd)

        
    Bureau Veritas
    Register of the years 1829–1914
            
    Lloyd’s Register of Ships online
    Register of the years 1764–1945, with minimal gaps

    SHIPfinder Online of Lloyd's Register-Fairplay
    Access available only in the reading room of the library

    SHIPowner Online of Lloyd's Register-Fairplay
    Access available only in the reading room of the library


    Ship list / German Maritime Museum
    Historical boots, ships and other vessels with their technical specifications and dates

     

    4. National licences

    For your research we offer you access to online offers otherwise with costs via national licenses.

    Info-Videos

    The path of the book in under a minute - from acquisition proposal to lending

    more

     

    Online Catalog of the DSM Library - A Brief Introduction

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    Opening hours

    Cog hall: Monday till Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm

    Ships: daily from 10 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.

    how to reach us

    Deutsches Schifffahrtsmuseum
    Hans-Scharoun-Platz 1
    D-27568 Bremerhaven

    Contact

    T. +49 471 482 07 0
    E. info@dsm.museum

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