Physics Divisional Library

The Physics Divisional Library (BBP) supplies information and literature on physics. It is accessible to Faculty of Physics staff outside regular opening hours via a chip card system.
On weekends, during our opening hours, students and external visitors can request entry into the library via the phone number below.

Physics Divisional Library

Friedrich-Hund-Platz 1, +49 551 39-26801 (Tel.)
Access and location map

Opening hours:

Mon – Fri 8:00 – 20:00
Sat – Sun 10:00 – 16:00

On weekends, please call us from the main entrance of the faculty, so that we can let you inside.

Closing days

Our services

Grundriss der Bereichsbibliothek Physik

We are happy to assist you with any questions you may have about the use of the library and to assist you in finding and borrowing specialist literature.

We offer:

  • freely accessible and systematically categorized monographs, textbooks, periodicals, manuals and encyclopedias in accordance with the Göttingen Online Classification (GOK)
  • Physics and Chemistry textbook collections
  • freely accessible periodicals and series
  • 4 rooms for group work
  • 129 workplaces with internet via WiFi
  • of which 14 come equipped with PCs with online access to the catalogue of the Göttingen State and University Library and other catalogues and databases
  • 2 modern multifunction printers for Follow-Me printing, ‘Scan-to-USB’ and ‘Scan-to-Mail’ (for students only)
  • 1 card printer to extend your student ID card
  • 1 book scanner
  • 1 3D printer

Monographs and textbooks can be taken out on loan.

Literature not available at the Göttingen State and University Library can be ordered by way of inter-library loan or document delivery services.
Would you like to order materials from the stacks of the Central Library to the Physics Divisional Library? Please use the normal Göttingen University Catalogue (GUK) or GöDiscovery  to order materials from the Central Library to the Physics Divisional Library. It is now possible to specify the pick-up location of the order.

Göttingen State and University Library holds special subject collections in 'Astronomy, Astrophysics and Space Research', and 'Geophysics' - maintained within the scope of the formerly Special Subject Collection Programme of the German Research Foundation (DFG).  The Göttingen State and University Library offers the following subject-specific catalogues:

For further information, please visit our webpages for Physics, Geophysics, and Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space Research. There you will find specialist databases, contact information for specialist staff, and can submit your procurement suggestions.

How to get to the Physics Divisional Library

Are you limited in your personal mobility? Please take note of our information regarding parking facilities and barrier-free access points.

By public transport

From the train station

The bus lines 21 (direction Nikolausberg), 23 (direction Faßberg), 41 (direction Weende-Ost) and - before 8:00 am - the line 22 (direction Nikolausberg) depart from the bus terminal at the train station and go to the stops "Tammannstraße" (lines 21, 22 and 23) and "Goldschmidtstraße" (line 41).

From the city centre

The bus line 22 (direction Nikolausberg) depart after 8:00 am from the stop "Jüdenstraße" and go to the stop "Tammannstraße". The bus line 41 (direction Weende-Ost) depart from the stops "Kornmarkt" and "Jüdenstraße" and go to the stop "Goldschmidtstraße".

Walk along Goldschmidtstraße and turn left into Tammannstraße. The Faculty of Physics is located in the first building on the left. The entrance leads directly to the library.The bus timetables can be found on the Göttinger Verkehrsbetriebe website (German user interface only).

By car

Take the A7 to exit Göttingen-Nord, and follow the Bundesstraße 27 (B 27) to the junction "Klinikum". Continue straight through the crossing onto "An der Lutter" (B 27). Turn right after the second pedestrian crossing in the direction "Klinikum", and turn immediately left in the direction "Universität-Nordbereich" (Robert-Koch Straße). Turn right at the next junction (Goldschmidtstraße), then take the next left (Tammannstraße).
There you will find free parking facilities.
The Faculty of Physics is located in the first building on the left. The entrance leads directly to the library.

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