The Physics subject library at the University of Bonn

The Physics Library, the joint library of the Institute of Physics (PI), the Helmholtz Institute for Radiation and Nuclear Physics (HISKP) and the Institute of Applied Physics (IAP), is housed in the premises of the PI’s faculty library.

Eine Wissenschaftlerin und ein Wissenschaftler arbeiten hinter einer Glasfassade und mischen Chemikalien mit Großgeräten.
© Fachgruppe Physik/Astronomie

About the library

Based in the Institute of Physics, the PI library comprises a collection of monographs (books), periodicals, series and preprints. Periodicals and series form the mainstay of the Physics Library’s holdings.

The PI library is a reference library.

There is a photocopier available to use on the library premises.

Rules and use

Find out here who is allowed to use the library, who you can go to with queries, what the rules are on borrowing and much more.


Here you can read the most frequently asked questions about the library—you may well find the answer you are looking for too!

Looking for periodicals?

You can find electronic periodicals in the periodicals library at the Bonn University and State Library (USL).

What’s new?

You can read about our new acquisitions for the physics subject library in lists that are updated annually.

Theses and other academic works

Make use of the relevant templates to help you write your PhD, MSc and BSc theses.

Special search tools

Find specialist information using special search tools.

approx. 270

different periodicals and journals


was when the subject library first opened its doors

approx. 30,000

specialist books


The Librarian

Heloise Hora will be happy to answer your questions.


+49 228 733519


Nussallee 12
53115 Bonn

Opening hours

Monday to Friday
9 am to 6 pm (lecture period)
Wednesday to Friday
9 am to 2 pm (lecture period)

  • Room 1.007
  • Closed at weekends
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