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The Niels Bohr Library relies entirely on donations of books and money for building its book collection -- a premier resource for historians of science and others who seek to improve the public understanding of physics and allied sciences. We welcome the direct donations of published works in the Library's area of interest. Also, we hope that you will consider sponsoring a book, either in your own name or to honor or memorialize a friend, colleague, or family member.

We are looking for book donations that will help our goal of documenting the history of physics, astronomy and geophysics from the 19th and 20th centuries. We will reimburse packing and shipping costs.

What types of books do we collect?

  • Textbooks (we collect all editions)
  • Laboratory manuals and other instructional materials
  • Physical science monographs
  • Conference proceedings
  • Instrument catalogs
  • Published correspondence
  • Biographies and history of science monographs

What subjects does the collection cover?

  • The history of modern physics and its allied sciences (astronomy, optics, acoustics, geophysics, vacuum science, rheology, crystallography, physics in medicine.)
  • Biography, institutional history and social aspects of the scientific community

Through collecting books that document the history of science, the Niels Bohr Library aims to preserve this valuable information for future generations and to provide access for researchers who wish to study it.  We appreciate your help in preserving historical documentation.  We are a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization.

Please contact Gregory A. Good,  Director, if you have any questions or books you wish to donate.

Remember:  we will pay all shipping costs!

Niels Bohr Library - Center for History of Physics
American Institute of Physics
One Physics Ellipse
College Park, MD 20740 USA
Phone: 301-209-3165; Fax 301-2090882

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