Quick Links to Catalogs: Physics Books Dipl/Diss/Habil Theses Computing Books Complete Catalog
Library (main room): Our library is located in Staudinger Weg 9, 3rd floor, Room 03-533. Don't be deterred by the fact that the room is labeled "GE Archiv."(Note that 1st floor in Germany means the floor above ground level. Now use induction.)
Librarian's office: Staudinger Weg 9, Room 03-532. New books are kept there, in the New-Books shelf, for 2-3 weeks after they were bought.
All books are sorted in alphabetical order by first author's surname. (Note that "van 't Hoff" would be found at letter H, and Öttinger as though it was spelled Oettinger.) But do also note that the books were sorted by members of our group and by the people who return their borrowed books, so nobody guarantees that they are in the right order.
At each place where there are books you can find card bord sheets on which a table is printed: In the library on the chair; in the Computer and Coffee room in the shelf to the left of the printer; in the librarian's office on the New-Books shelf. (The sheets may also be plain paper.)
Take one and enter authors and title of the book you intend to check out; your name; where you can be reached (phone or email); and the current date. Cross out any previous entries.
Take the book, and put the card in its place. Let the card stick out of the shelf so it can be easily seen.
In the library there is a folder with personalized cards which show all books currently checked out by the group member: If you don't have one yet, install such a card in the folder for yourself. On that card also, enter the book you're checking out. (Note how this is good for your health: Even if you are checking out a book in the Computer and Coffee room, you will take a walk up to the library to update your personalized card.)
To return the book, put it back on the shelf and the card on the stack - please cross out the entry you made. Cross it out on your personalized card also.
It is your responsibility to eventually return the book, and to ensure that the card tells the truth. It's ok to give the book to someone else in the group, as long as you update the cards accordingly (or have the recipient do so).
You will notice quite a few misplaced books and cards... that's life. But please try to decrease the entropy (or at least not to increase it) with your own efforts.
If you wish to return a book to the New-Books shelf, and you can't find the card you so carefully deployed, then it has been moved to the library or the Computer and Coffee room, whichever applies. Take the book there.
Location of Books
The complete catalog (= 3 last items concatenated)
*Unless it's also listed in New books - then location is librarian's office.
Use the search facility of your Web browser to search these catalogs for author name or title etc.
To have book(s) ordered, please mail our secretary: Daniela Reibel (her office is Room 03-534).
Daniela Reibel is also in charge of the library.
These pages were last updated March 30, 2019.
Comments, criticisms, and suggestions are welcome.