Subject Holdings

Current research literature on Physics is located in the Branch Library of Science at the Erwin-Schrödinger-Zentrum. All library materials are shelved by call number. The main call number system the Humboldt-Universität Library uses is the Regensburg Classification Scheme. The call numbers relevant for Physics start with letter combinations ranging from UA (journals) to UX (experimental methods of physics).

Open shelves: The holdings marked green, which are situated on the ground floor, make up the vast majority of the physics collection (UA-UX). Appended to it you can find the related academic works (dissertations, post-doctoral and diploma theses completed at the Humboldt-Universität), sorted by year of completion. The holdings on Teaching Methodology are shelved in area D (marked orange).

Textbook collection: Aligned with student's needs, this collection offers multiple copies of relevant general and introductory textbooks. These materials can only be borrowed by members of the Humboldt-Universität. In general, however, there is at least another loanable copy on the open shelves, as well as another reference copy that cannot be borrowed.

Open stacks/ old stock: The rolling stacks are a special variety of the open shelves, and accommodate old holdings from the former Institute of Meteorology, which have call numbers conforming to older classification systems.

Closed stacks: In the closed stacks we keep the old holdings which have call numbers conforming to older classification systems. They can be ordered via Primus.

Rare book collection: Antiquarian books are housed in this safe storage, either because of their value, age or rarity. That includes copies of dissertations, post-doctoral and diploma theses, which have to be archived. They can only be consulted on request and in a specially equipped room. Reproductions of any kind are - due to the material's sensible nature - to be made by authorized personnel only and entail a fee.