The ABI library is providing special lending and returning facilities from the beginning of the summer semester

The ABI will be gradually and carefully reopened from 11th May 2020.
Whenever visiting the Institute, please adhere to all corona-related distance and hygiene rules, and wear your own mouth and nose protection.

Borrowing and returning books from our library is possible using a special procedure outlined below. The reading room remains closed until further notice.

Lending is organized as follows:
Please look for the relevant shelf marks via our OPAC system. Send the shelfmarks, the titles of the books, scans of your ID card (front and back) or ABI library card, and your telephone number by email to bibliothek [at] (bibliothek[at] You will then be given an appointment to collect the books you ordered, which shall be done in the foyer of the ABI. Books can also be returned there.
Please also make an appointment when you want to return the books.

We offer a scan service for the use of the non-borrowable journals from the ABI library. Please send your request by email to bibliothek [at] (bibliothek[at]

Because of the current situation the University Library of Freiburg has expanded its range of electronic media.


Opening hours:

Monday to Thursday    9am - 5pm
Friday                              9am - 1pm (closed on Fridays during lecture-free time)



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Fotos: Catalogue: susan-yin-2JIvboGLeho-unsplash, New aquisition: Kira Kurz, About: Ingeborg Lehmann, Reading: ABI