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Im Januar 2024 hat die Bibliothek in Berlin ihre neuen Räumlichkeiten im zweiten Obergeschoss des Anna-von-Helmholtz-Baus bezogen.

Dort befinden sich nun ein Teil des Medienbestandes an Büchern, Zeitschriften und Zeitungen sowie der Servicebereich und angenehme Arbeitsplätze in heller, freundlicher Atmosphäre.

Am "Tag der PTB-Bibliotheken" nutzten viele PTB-Mitarbeitende die Gelegenheit, die...

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Die PTB-Bibliothek setzt ihre Unterstützung der Open-Access-Transformation durch den erneuten Abschluss der DEAL-Verträge mit den Verlagen Springer Nature und Wiley fort.

Die vom DEAL-Konsortium ausgehandelten Vertragskonditionen beinhalten sowohl den lesenden Zugriff auf das Zeitschriftenportfolio der beiden Verlage als auch die zentrale Abrechnung der Publikationskosten.

Bei diesen zweiten...

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At PTB, numerous doctoral projects are successfully completed each year thanks to an attractive supervision concept for doctoral students. The new website "Opens internal link in current windowDissertations" is dedicated to these impressive scientific contributions of PTB's PhD students and offers a comprehensive insight into the progress made in the field of metrology. This page provides a daily updated overview of the research...

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The libraries at the sites in Berlin and Braunschweig are internal service providers which supply PTB staff with special information from electronic and printed sources. The contents of the library stock and licensed online sources are oriented towards PTB's tasks with the focal points of physics, engineering sciences, metrology and analytical chemistry. Stock enquiries can be made electronically using the  Opens external link in new windowonline library catalogue.

By taking part in the Common Library Network (Gemeinsamer Bibliotheksverbund, GBV), a journal database (Zeitschriftendatenbank, ZDB), an electronic journal library (Elektronische Zeitschriftenbibliothek, EZB), a database information system (Datenbank-Infosystem, DBIS) and the German interlibrary loan system (Deutscher Leihverkehr), the libraries are integrated in the German information infrastructure.

External visitors can use the libraries during opening hours without making an appointment. An advance notification by phone is recommended.

PTB's own bibliographic databases (e.g. PTB-Publica, PTB-Historie, PTB-Archiv) and the Open Access Repository are compiled and managed by the libraries.

PTB's archive is located on the Braunschweig campus. The central task of the archive is the documentation of the records and sources on the history of the PTB, the PTR, the metrology institutes of the former GDR and the history of metrology in Germany. After registering with the library, the contents of the archive can be used for academic purposes.

The PTB library is responsible for the coordination of research data management. It offers competence and personal advice around all relevant subjects and tasks: redaction of data management plans, documentation of scientific work, data conservation and publication, choice of file and metadata formats. Beyond that the library cooperates to the construction of a PTB-internal infrastructure connecting several services for several tasks on research data: the repository PTB-OAR, the platform for data management plans Opens external link in new windowRDMO, the electronic lab notebook Opens external link in new windoweLabFTW and the data organisation system Opens external link in new windowCaosDB.

PTB-Open Access Repository

This Opens external link in new windowrepository grants free access to a number of documents and factual datasets that were elaborated at PTB. This includes publications such as the "PTB-Mitteilungen", the metrological expert journal of PTB, and numerous of documents from the field of legal metrology, as well as research datasets. All publications are persistently identified via a DOI and can thus easily referenced.


The library is responsible for the documentation of publications and lectures of PTB-staff. For details, please link to the database PTB-Publica.

This database documents literature concerning the history of the PTB and the predecessor institutions.

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Locations / Opening hours / Contact

PTB-Library inBraunschweigBerlin-Charlottenburg
Bundesallee 100
38116 Braunschweig
Anna-von-Helmholtz-Bau, 2. floor
Abbestraße 2-12
10587 Berlin
+49 531 592 8136
+49 531 592 8137
+49 30 3481 7517

Opening hours

8.30 a. m. - 3.00 p. m.
8.00 a. m. - 2.00 p. m.

9.00 a. m. - 3.00 p. m.
9.00 a. m. - 2.00 p. m.
E-Mail addresses: bibliothek(at)ptb.de bibliothek-berlin(at)ptb.de

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