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Physics and Astronomy Library

Here you can find the Physics and Astronomy Library's opening hours and contact information.

Building. Photo: Helena Bergqvist.

Opening hours

The library is staffed and open to everyone:
Monday–Tuesday: 09:00–16:00
Wednesday: 09:00–12:30
Thursday–Friday: 09:00–16:00

Staff Day

23 May: CLOSED

Unstaffed hours

Students and staff at the Department of Physics have 24-hour access to the library. Access is by LU Card only. There is a self-service terminal where you can borrow library books when library staff are not available. It is also possible to return books via a return box when the library is unstaffed.

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Contact us

Telephone: +46 46 222 77 79
Email: fysikbiblioteket [at] science [dot] lu [dot] se (
Address: Professorsgatan 1, Lund
Postal address: Box 118, 221 00 Lund
Internal mail: Service point 14

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Employees at the Physics and Astronomy Library:
Fredrik Larsson
Annika Nilsson
Thomas Tengelin Nyström

Hans Holm
Eva Jurlander
Sabina Swahn

Contact details for all librarians at the Library of Science

About the library

The Physics and Astronomy Library provides resources and services to students and staff of the Department of Physics, the Division of Medical Radiation Physics, the MAX IV Laboratory, and to library users from outside the university.

The Physics and Astronomy Library specialises in all areas of physics and astronomy. We also have a small collection of novels, poems, and children’s books with a connection to physics or space. We also have general interest books on topics such as the history of science, popular science, and study techniques. For example, you can read up on how to structure a thesis or write an article.

The library provides access to digital and hard copy resources and databases. We also offer support and guidance in information retrieval, reference management, and scientific publishing.

The Physics and Astronomy Library has a quiet study area.

The Astronomy Library is moving

As the Department of Astrophysics has moved to Fysicum, the Astronomy Library is closed to visitors since 22 December 2023.

Parts of the collection will be relocated to Fysicum during the first part of 2024, where they will be available on the lower level of the library. The course books are incorporated together with the Physics Library's course books. The rest of the astronomy collection you can request via LUBcat.

The library will be called the Physics and Astronomy Library.