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Physics, Astronomy, Computer Science and Media

Departmental Library for Physics, Astronomy, Computer Science and Media


Due to the 15th Bavarian Infection Protection Measures Ordinance of 23.11.2021, the following conditions of use apply at Würzburg University Library:

Access to the University Library (Main Library and departmental libraries) is only possible for fully vaccinated or recovered persons (2G). Please show appropriate proof at the entrance without being asked and also identify yourself with an official photo ID.

In the University Library - as in all university buildings - it is compulsory to wear an FFP2 mask. An FFP2 mask must also be worn at the learning and computer workstations and in the study rooms.

The study rooms as well as the learning and computer workstations must be reserved online in advance.

All online services are available without restrictions. We recommend that all members and students of the university primarily use our wide range of e-books, e-journals and databases.

In the departmental library, you will find specialist literature on physics, astronomy, computer science and media communication. The entire departmental library collection can be searched via the catalogue.

The shelf marks of these items start with "750/". There are separately listed special collections entitled "Didactics of physics" (751) and "IT reference collection" ( 710, located in the departments).

Against the background of the spread of the coronavirus, the University Library of Würzburg has implemented the specification of the Bavarian State Ministry of Science and Art. This measure is intended to protect users and staff and to slow down the spread of the coronavirus. We ask for your understanding for these measures in view of the current exceptional situation.

The departmental library will be closed from 24.12.2021 to 09.01.2022.

The departmental library is open for borrowing media and for the use of learning workstations.

For the supply of literature, the departmental library is open on a limited basis for borrowing and for the use of learning workstations Mon - Fri 10:00 - 18:00.
The departmental library offers learning workstations for booking. You can reserve one learning workstation per day (Mon - Fri) for the time slot 10:00 - 18:00. The reservation is activated on Fridays at 9 a.m. for all days of the coming week. The use is limited to one person per learning workstation.

The following special conditions of use apply:

  • Admission is limited to a maximum number of persons and is regulated by our staff.
  • Excluded from entering the library are persons who show symptoms that indicate COVID-19 disease, such as cough, sniffles, sore throat, fever (≥ 38.0°C), loss of smell and taste.
  • Please observe markings and keep a distance of 1,5 m from other persons.
  • Please make your list of required book signatures before your visit. Please take the books yourself from the shelves of the departmental library.
  • Jackets and bags are not allowed in the library. Please use the locker system in front of the library.
  • The use of the computer workstations is not permitted.
  • The multifunctional copier may be used.
  • The time spent in the departmental library for borrowing and copying, printing or scanning is limited to a maximum of 30 minutes.
  • A limited number of learning workstations are available by prior online reservation.

Priority remains health protection! Please help us with consideration and flexibility so that we can offer this lending service again!

Lending possibilities

Lending for students and external library users from the city and region:
maximum 5 books, loan period 14 days

Lending of lecturers

  • for lecturers of the institutes involved in the Departmental Library: loan period 6 months
  • for lecturers of other institutes: loan period 4 weeks

A valid library card of the University Library or a student card of the current semester is required for borrowing.

Return of borrowed books

Borrowed books can be returned Mo - Fr 10:00 - 18:00 in the departmental library or around the clock via the return box of the Main Library at the Hubland (to the right of the entrance towards the Mensa).

Further information on the current situation

Study and computer workstations

A limited number of learning workstations are available by prior online reservation.

The computer workstations of the departmental library cannot be used until further notice.

Copying, printing, scanning

The multifunctional copier (for copying, printing or scanning) may be used. You will need a USB stick to save scans and print them out. A disinfection dispenser is available on site to disinfect your hands before and after use.

The departmental library is a reference library, which means that items can usually only be used on site.

More information on further lending conditions can be found in the Guidelines on the use of departmental libraries (PDF, 124 KB). You will find a large collection of study-relevant literature available for loan in the Hubland Main Library.

Learning workstations

The departmental library has 109 learning workstations as well as six computer workstations with Internet access.

Group study rooms

The library offers two group study rooms for student working groups.


Access to specialist databases for physics, astronomy, computer science and media communication, Internet access, Wi-Fi, multifunctional copier,


Jackets, coats and bags may not be taken into the library, but can be stored in lockers outside the entrance area. Please bring your own padlock (shackle thickness ideally 6–7 mm) and remember to empty your locker in the evening. A limited number of permanent lockers are available to students. The library reserves the right to open lockers that have been occupied overnight without authorisation and to treat items stored in them as lost property.

Department head and subject librarian

Frank Blümig

Subject librarian for Physics, Technology and Natural Science (gen.)
Building: Z4, Hubland Süd (UB)
Room: 127


Mandy Weinmann

Building: M1, Hubland Süd
Room: E10

Subject librarians

Kerstin Diesing

Subject librarian for Business & Economics
Building: Z4, Hubland Süd
Room: 108

Dr. Viola Hämmer

Subject librarian for Pedagogy, Psychology and Media Communications
Building: Z4, Hubland Süd (UB)
Room: 022

Get in touch with us at any time, in writing, by telephone, by e-mail or via our contact form.