Physics Library

Changes to the Physics Library from 22 January 2018

The Physics Library is now a supported self-service site. You can can use the self-service machine for issuing and returning your books. For further help you can contact the Arts and Social Sciences Library; either in person at the Information Desk across the road, by phone on 0117 928 8000 or by email at There are staff available from 4.30-7pm Monday to Thursday and 4.30-6pm on Friday during term time to offer support in the evening.

We have added 35 study spaces, including a new booth for group work. Our new staff desk is set up to facilitate pop up events from UoB groups including Study Skills, PDP and Subject Librarian sessions.

Vacation Opening Hours

Vacation hours will run from Monday 11th June to Sunday 16th September.

Monday to Friday: 08:45 - 16:45

Opening hours

Loan periods and borrowing limits

All Physics Library items are subject to the standard loan periods and borrowing limits with the following exceptions
MaterialLoan periods and restrictions
Journals All users - seven-day loan
Current issues of journals Staff and research postgraduates - overnight loan
New books on display, reference books, theses when used by undergraduates, very old rare books, some journals Confined to library

Visitor Access

The University of Bristol library is open to external researchers and visitors who have a genuine need to use materials not available in other libraries. Please go to the Visitor Access webpage for current information.

More about borrowing


HH Wills Physics Laboratory, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol, BS8 1TL


  • Silent study
  • Scanning
  • Wheelchair access

Access information

Detailed access information for the Physics Library from DisabledGo.

Extra support

To discuss extra support you may need when coming to the library, including Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans (PEEPs), please contact Library Support.


General enquiries

Tel: +44 (0)117 928 8000 | Internal 88000

Customer Services Manager

Jenny Fisken

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