Introduction to Services


The scientific library is the central service department for research information and documentation for the personnel working at the AIP as well as guests from outside the institute. Its main task is to provide advanced services for science and research, tailored to the needs of its users.


The main page of the library including some useful links is accessible via:

Please note that we are working on a new version of our webpage which will hopefully go live in the next few months.


Contact via Email:


Online catalog for searching within the physical collection:

Every new staff member will get an account to log in there and see his/her current loans or place hold requests.

Note that some of the older items aren’t yet digitally cataloged, so please feel free to contact the library if you can’t find what you are looking for. It is also possible to borrow books from other libraries via interlending.

If you want to recommend a purchase you can use the acquisition request form:


For an overview of the online accessible journals you can use the EZB (Elektronische Zeitschriftenbibliothek - Electronic Journals Library):

A more compact list containing the most important journals with an ongoing license is currently work in progress.


In case you need an article out of a journal the AIP has currently not licensed, you can use the article delivery form:


In addition to the described services the library offers some quiet places to work. The technical equipment you can use for work consists of:

  • 3 PCs (2xLinux, 1xWindows)
  • network access for your own laptop
  • color printer, copier, book scanner
  • machine for spiral binding