The ZiF:library is a satellite part of the University Library. It primarily serves as a reference library for the ZiF:Fellows who have access to the library at any time.

Opening times

Mondays to Fridays 9.00 to 12.00 hrs.

Library stock

  • General and scientific encyclopaedias
  • Reference books and dictionaries
  • Selection of literature on the theory of science and interdisciplinarity
  • Preprints of ZiF:research groups since 1980 (retrievable through the university library catalogue)
  • 10 daily and weekly newspapers
  • Annually changing selection ("Projektapparat") of works for the fellows in residence.
  • ZiF:publications
    Publications emanating from ZiF-events can be found in a special Bielefeld University Library database


Reinhilt Dolkemeier, tel. 0521 106-2765



Graphics: Martina Wiedemann - State of February 2011