Physics Library

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

Bank Holiday closure days

The library will be closed on Monday 27 & Tuesday 28 August for the Bank Holiday and University closure day.

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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