Niels Bohr Archive Library


The Niels Bohr Archive Library consists of three collections of books. These are:

  1. The Bohr Book Collection, which comprises those of Niels Bohr's own books that were not auctioned off at his death — a few books of the latter collection were bought back in 1991 with a grant from the Arthur P. Sloan Foundation — in all about 800 volumes.
  2. The Léon Rosenfeld Book Collection, which is a rich and varied book collection donated to the Archive on the condition that it be maintained separately, consists of 1200 volumes.
  3. The General Book Collection, which contains history of science books and journals, as well as original physics texts, bought by the Archive and donated by friends, visitors, and researchers. This collection was supplemented with a purchase made possible by the above-mentioned grant from the Sloan Foundation.

The books have been catalogued in the ALMA library database hosted by the Royal Danish Library.

To search for books in the Niels Bohr Archive Library, go to:

Search for a title and/or an author and in the "Refine results" column to the left click on "Libraries" and choose "KU Niels Bohr" to find all holdings from the Archive. If "KU Niels Bohr" does not appear then the book is not in the Niels Bohr Archive Library.

The books are not on loan, but you are welcome to consult them at the Niels Bohr Archive, Blegdamsvej 17, DK-2100 Copenhagen Ø. Please contact us at