Mathematikon Entrance

Our Faculty is the academic home of researchers, teachers, and students of Mathematics and Computer Science. Its institutes and facilities are housed in the Mathematikon, pleasantly located on the Campus Neuenheimer Feld of Heidelberg University. Welcome!

Mathematikon Seminar Room

The Doctorate signifies a proven ability to conduct independent scientific research. Under the auspices of the Combined Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, we confer over 30 Doctoral degrees in the subjects of mathematics and computer science each year.

Mathematikon Library

Students interested in Mathematics, Computer Science, or an interdisciplinary field, pursuing a B.Sc., M.Sc., or M.Ed., and aiming for a career in research, reaching, or the private sector, will find here in Heidelberg a full range of first-class courses for a challenging and enriching educational experience in an intellectually stimulating environment with historical cachet.

Mathematikon Lobby

We seek to promote the interest in mathematics and computer science by organizing events for schools and for the broader public. Alumns and newcomers join in and contribute to shared knowledge and contacts.

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Mathematikon Library student desks
Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science

Faculty Library

The Faculty Library of Mathematics and Computer Science houses specialized literature on mathematics, computer science, scientific computing, and related fields.

The library contains around 72,000 books and journal volumes and holds numerous current journal subscriptions. It provides scientists and students at Heidelberg University with literature and specialized information on mathematics, computer science, scientific computing, computational linguistics, and other related topics.

The library is a reference library open to the public. It is equipped with a reading room, several individual workstations as well as group rooms and a meeting room with a projector. The comprehensive IT infrastructure provides students with an excellent workspace.

Current information

The library and designated student study areas in the building are available for use, but are restricted for everyone's protection due to the corona virus:

  • Members of the building only: Mathematikon staff and students of mathematics, computer science, computational linguistics, or scientific computing; access only with valid UniID.
    • Use of the reading and working areas is only permitted after presentation of appropriate proof:
      • proof of a complete vaccination against the corona virus,
      • proof of recovery or
      • proof of daily negative corona test from an official test provider
      • This does not apply to access for the purpose of borrowing or returning media.
    • Pre-registration by telephone is possible for the current day, no more than 90 minutes before arrival (+49 6221 / 54-14944). In case of late arrival the reserved spot will be forfeited
      • Registration and issuance of place cards for the library and study areas in the foyers is possible upon presentation of the CampusCard and indication of the subject of study at the information desk of the library.
        • Face masks are mandatory on all walkways and at the seating areas!
          • One-way routing in the area of the OPAC desk
            • We register your UniID, field of study, place card number, and arrival as well as check-out times for contact tracking purposes. This data will be erased after 4 weeks

            Front Desk Faculty Library


            Im Neuenheimer Feld 205 (Mathematikon)
            69120 Heidelberg


            Opening Hours

            Mondays to Fridays: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
            Saturdays: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

            The library is generally closed on legal holidays.


            Information desk

            Telefon: +49 6221 54 - 14944

            Heinke MühlenbergLibrary Director

            Phone: +49 6221 54-14941

            Contact by email


            Heinke Mühlenberg
            Dr. Jan-Philip SchmidtFaculty Manager | Responsible for Library Affairs

            Phone: +49 6221 54-14014

            Contact by email


            Key Facts

            Reference LibraryBorrowing only within the building for employees and exam candidates with proof from the supervisor
            SystematicsAs a rule, alphabetical listing by author/editor, for journals by title. Special locations for collective works, university publications and congresses
            Work SpacesReading area; 3 group rooms accommodating 8 - 24 people each (some of them equipped with blackboards); 1 meeting room equipped with a projector for practicing presentations; six individual carrels; total of about 115 seats (currently reduced to 65)
            IT Infrastructure8 research computers; 1 computer pool with 12 workstations; copying, scanning or printing on a public CampusCard printer; access to the University Computing Center WiFi

            Literature Research

              Catalogs in Heidelberg

              • HEIDI - Online catalog for the entire Heidelberg library system
                HEIDI-MA - Search the holdings of the Departmental Library of Mathematics and Computer Science

                In the detailed display of the search results, the locations of the books can be identified by these abbreviations:
                • MA = Departmental Library of Mathematics and Computer Science (BMI), INF 205
                • MA-CL = Computer Linguistics, BMI, gallery, opposite the elevator
                • MA-CLHB = Reference Library of Computer Linguistics, INF 325, 1st floor; requests @ Ms. Conrad / Ms. Suchowitz, Room 109a
                • MA-HB = Reference library Mathematical Institute, BMI, basement, at the back on the left
                • MA-InfHB = Reference Library Computer Science, BMI, basement, at the back on the left
                • MA-NuHB = Reference Library Numerics, BMI, basement, at the back on the left
                • MA-StHB = Reference Library Statistics, BMI, basement, at the back on the left
                • MA-TIHB = Reference Library Computer Engineering, Central Institute for Computer Engineering (Ziti), INF 368; request @ the respective departments

              National and International Catalogs

              • K10plus - Bibliotheksverbund (online catalog for the verification of library holdings from the GBV and SWB network regions)
              • KVK - Karlsruher Virtueller Katalog (book search engine for the verification of more than 500 million books and journals in library and book trade catalogs worldwide)
              • EZB - Electronic Journals Library with nationwide indexing
              • ZDB - Zeitschriftendatenbank (nationwide catalog of print and online journals)



              Offprint Collection Paul Stäckel

              Paul Gustav Stäckel (1862-1919) was a full professor at the Combined Faculties of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at Heidelberg University from 1913. After his death, the faculty acquired Stäckel's estate, including a special print collection, which is now in the library (location: Reservata room).

              Please contact the library director if you have any questions.

              Further Important Links

              Document Delivery Service

                Heidelberg Electronic Document Delivery (HEDD)

                • delivery service for articles available in the Heidelberg University Library
                • only for staff members (with Uni ID)
                • free of charge
                • delivery time: approx. 72 hours

                Online Interlibrary Loan

                • delivery service of the University Library for books and articles not available in Heidelberg
                • available to all University Library users
                • cost per order: € 1.50
                • employees in the Mathematikon receive individual TANs (transaction numbers) from the library director
                • delivery time for books: depending on availability, 1 week or longer
                • delivery time for journal articles: depending on availability, 1 to 2 days

                Document Delivery Service Subito

                • direct delivery service of German libraries for books and essays from all subject areas
                • available to anyone
                • registration required
                • costs per order: starting at € 5.50 (scaled according to user group, size of order, delivery library and selected delivery time; see Subito price list)
                • guaranteed delivery time: normal order: 3 working days; express order: 1 working day

                Services Provided by the University Library

                  The University Library offers many other services for scientists and students, including:

                  • Subject specific portal of the University Library (Mathematics): The subject-related information provides an overview of the subject-specific, predominantly electronic services offered by Heidelberg University Library and offers guidance on the use of web-based information services.
                  • HeiBIB University Bibliography: All scientists who are employed full-time at the University of Heidelberg or the Heidelberg University of Education can register their publications here. These will be integrated into HEIDI in a timely manner and will then be searchable worldwide.
                  • Open Access Publication Services: information on the possibilities of publishing electronically in open access.
                  • Comptence Center for Research Data: The Competence Center for Research Data offers scientists at Heidelberg University central services for archiving and publishing research data.
                  • MyUB - Personalized Services: Here, among other things, personalized HEIDI profiles and RSS feeds can be created for books and media that have currently been added to the library system at Heidelberg University.
                  • Course offerings: The modular course offerings of the University Library teach skills for efficient and successful literature and information research.
                  • University Library (UB): homepage of the University Library with further search options

                  Computer Pools

                    Faculty Library in the Mathematikon

                    Im Neuenheimer Feld 205
                    69120 Heidelberg
                    Room 99/307 (basement)
                    Opening hours: see library opening hours

                    Persons of Contact:
                    André Glaesel and Dimitri Maschinski
                    Phone (for urgent matters): + 49 6221 54-117 (IT-Service Point at the University Computing Center)

                    Software: Windows 10, Microsoft Office 2016, 7-Zip, Acrobat Reader, Libre Office, Firefox, PDF-Creator, IrfanView, Paint.NET, FreeMind, WinSCP, Notepad++, PuTTY Gen, ImgBurn, VLC Media Player, EndNote, Citavi und LaTeX (Texmaker, TeX Live).

                    For access, a normal URZ account (e.g. UNI-ID, project or conference account) is required.
                    Printing is possible on all Ricoh-FollowMe CampusCard printers, one device is located in the library.
                    Further information: User guidelines

                    University Computing Center (URZ)

                    Im Neuenheimer Feld 330
                    69120 Heidelberg
                    Opening hours and directions

                    Persons of Contact:
                    IT Service Point
                    Phone: +49 6221 54-117
                    Further information about the IT Service:

                    Kirchhoff-Institute for Physics

                    Im Neuenheimer Feld 227
                    69120 Heidelberg
                    Room 1/401
                    Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m

                    Persons of Contact:
                    Phone: +49 6221 54-9173
                    Further information:

                    Last updated on Oct 7, 2021 at 9:27 AM