Kronenwett, Simone
Simone Kronenwett
Phone: +49 6221 528-205
Room: 309
Links: Bibliothek

About the library

Opening hours

The library (room 309) is open to institute members and guests around the clock.

The librarian, Simone Kronenwett, may be reached Monday, Wesnesday and Thursday between 9:00 am and 1:00 pm.

Reading room

The reading room (309) offers

  • Monographs, catalogues and atlases
  • Computer books, dictionaries and reference books
  • Theses, dissertations, habilitations
  • Conference proceedings
  • Workplaces
  • PC for library catalogue searches


The archive is located on the first floor (rooms 240/241). It contains

  • Older issues or astronomical journals where MPIA's subscription has lapsed
  • MPG reports and announcements
  • Collections of annual  reports and special publications of astronomical societies and institutes

Library Rules

The MPIA library and archive are available to all employees and guests of the institute and may be accessed at any time. In order to maintain this open access, it is necessary that the following rules be respected:

  • New books and journals that are laid out in the library’s anteroom may not be borrowed
  • Borrowed books or journals must always be indicated and displayed by a legible substitute (to be found at the column in the reading room).
  • Borrowed books or journals are to be kept, easily visible, at the workplace. They are not to be taken home or on business trips.
  • Books and journals may be borrowed for a period of 4 weeks, and the borrower is responsible for them until they are returned.
  • Individuals not affiliated with the institute may use the library, but the loan of books is only possible in exceptional cases and with the explicit authorization of the librarian.

Rules for using electronic journals

  • Use of the files is restricted to purposes of research and education only
  • Full text articles may be printed or saved solely for private use or for research purposes
  • Systematic download of articles or search results is prohibited
  • It is not allowed to pass articles (electronically or printed) to a third party

Library Committee


Ulrich Klaas
RoomE 108
  • +49 6221 528-355


Christoph Leinert
RoomE 107
  • +49 6221 528-410

The library committee is responsible for the contents of the library and archive as well as for new purchases.

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