To keep the risk of infection with the coronavirus low, the ABI and the institute library are closed to the public until further notice.

It is possible to order and borrow books.

Borrowing and returning books is possible using a special Corona-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.
Please also make an appointment when you want to return the books.

When visiting the Institute to pick up or return books, please adhere to all corona-related distance and hygiene rules, and wear your own mouth and nose protection.

You can reach us by email during normal office hours (bibliothek [at]

We offer a scan service for the 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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