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Emmy Noether (1882-1935)



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Mathematics and Libraries


The library of the Mathematical Institute is located on the first floor of the main building of the Mathematical Institute in Bunsenstraße 3-5. It provides a selected collection of literature for studies, teaching and research, preferably for the members of the Department of Mathematics and students of the University of Göttingen as well as for other scientists and lecturers. The library is therefore designed as a hands-free reference library. Therefore only a short-term loan for copying purposes is possible upon presentation of an identity card. In exceptional cases copies can be borrowed in the times when the library is closed.

Reading Room

A large part of the monographs is located in the front reading room. Equipped with chalkboards and a scanner, the talking room (Sprechsaal) is accessible via the front reading room. This room can be used for discussions and group work. Other parts of the library collection are located in the back reading room. In addition to congress headings and conference proceedings, series, handbooks and encyclopedias, commemorative publications and collected works, biographies, textbooks and periodicals here you can find the uncommitted recent journals. OPAC workstations with Internet access are available in the back reading room. Bound volumes of journals are located at the gallery.

Catalogue and Library Collection

Currently, a changeover to a new library system is in progress. Therefore, the collection of the library is currently recorded in different parts in two catalogues. The old catalogue of the library lists only the literature until 2012 and is gradually being transfered to the Göttingen University Catalogue (GUK). The acquisitions from 2013 and on are recorded in the GUK. The collection of the Mathematical Institute can be selectively researched using the GUK by choosing "Mathematisches Institut".

In the context of the transition to a new library system the entire reference collection is provided with location signatures and optimized in its composition. The acquisitions of 2013 are therefore temporarily entirely kept in the back reading room section for new acquisitions.

Borrow Items

Only Members of the Department of Mathematics as well as the associated special research areas of the University of Göttingen with a personal office in one of these scientific institutions are entitled to borrow items from the library for an appropriate period of time (as a rule at most 14 to 21 days). The borrowed items must remain in the office available for possible requirements. Return borrowed library items at the library desk. Do not return them to the shelf by yourself. Abstracting journals and unbound journal issues kept in the back reading room cannot be borrowed. All further regulations are to be found in the terms of use of the library of the Mathematical Institute.

New Acquisitions

New acquisitions are exhibited in the back reading room and they are presented every Thursday during the term prior to the Colloquium of the Mathematical Society in the meeting room. With the exception of unbound journal issues as well as abstracting journals new acquisitions can be borrowed under provisions of the terms of use.

Opening Hours

The opening hours of the library are as follows. Actual changements will be announced on the entrance door.

Mon - Thu 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Fri 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sat / Sun closed

Term breaks
Mon - Thu 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Fri 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sat / Sun closed


Philipp Kastendieck
Georg August University of Göttingen
Mathematical Institute
Bunsenstraße 3-5
37073 Göttingen

Room No. 214
Tel. +49 551 / 39 91194
Fax +49 551 / 39 22985