Opening hours

Tuesday to Thursday: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

The GIGA IZ is closed to the public until further notice.


A weekend loan service from Friday till Tuesday is available; however, an ID card or equivalent document must be presented to use this service.

Inter-library loaning

  • A regular inter-library loan service
  • Books: Four-week loan period
  • Journal articles: Preparation of photocopies (up to 20 pages free of charge, larger quantities € 0.30 + 19 per cent VAT per page, payment in advance)


In each regional library there are:

  • user workplaces
  • computers with free Internet access
  • copier/scanner with USB port
  • free WiFi (Neuer Jungfernstieg only).


The GIGA IZ is open to all interested parties, and usage is generally free of charge. External users must adhere to the IZ’s regulations (PDF).