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Department of Physics,National Taiwan University

Physics Library


      The Physics Research Library was set up in 1946 and merged with the Library of Meteorology in 1961. It was relocated to the present location—Room 310 of the Condensed Matter Science and Physics Building in 2001. There are two floors with approximately 700 square meters each in the library. The first floor features the reading room, common periodicals area and the management office, whereas, the second floor houses book collection and a rare-used periodicals stock room. The library has reached a collection of roughly sixty thousand books and more than four hundred kinds of journal. The readership includes students and faculties on campus and from other research institutes in Taiwan. 

   The Physics Library has been one of the most important physics libraries in Taiwan. Our library is in charge of the MOST project that aims to offer service and strengthen academic support to physics research and teaching in the country. The Physics Department has a Library Committee to supervise the expansion of the library collection and to promote activities launched by the library.

   The library belongs to the NTU Library Information System. Readers can search for information on our collection, check for personal loan records, and make book reservations online.

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  • Users should show their ID before entry.
  • No food or drinks. Users could bring bags into our reading area, or keep them in the lockers (keys are available at the counter), but please DO NOT bring them into our Periodicals or Books area.
  • Keep your voice down and your surroundings clean.
  • The number of books and loan period are the same as the Main Library.
  • The regulation is promulgated after the meeting of NTU Physics Department, modification likewise. Other matters not provided are in accordance with the regulation set by NTU Main Library.
Open Hour

   Reading Room:

  • Regular Semester:Monday to Friday 8 A.M. to 8:30 P.M.
  • Summer and Winter Break: Monday to Friday 8 A.M. to 5 P.M.
  • Not open on national holidays and weekends.

   Circulation Service:

  • Regular Semester:Monday to Friday 8 A.M. to 5 P.M.
  • Summer and Winter Break:Monday to Friday 8 A.M. to 5 P.M.
  • Not open on national holidays and weekends.
Equipment and Service

       There are two Xerox machines in the stack room for readers to make photocopies of the periodicals. Funded by MOST, the library has been providing researchers in the Taipei area our abundant collection. We, therefore, with the funds from MOST, will continue to expand our collection on physics and science research related books and periodicals. In hopes of improving the circulation of science development information and of benefiting the researchers in the physics field, we offer services for book loans, photocopies and Document Delivery Service.

Contact us

Location:Phys Building 3F R310
Librarian:Michi Wu
Assistant:Li-Wei Chiu


E-Journal Consortia

  • AIP
No. Title Name EISSN Coverage
1 Applied Physics Letters (APL) 1077-3118 1999-Present
2 Chaos 1089-7682 1999-Present
3 Journal of Applied Physics (JAP) 1089-7550 1999-Present
4 Journal of Chemical Physics (JCP) 1089-7690 1999-Present
5 Journal of Mathematical Physics (JMP) 1089-7658 1999-Present
6 Physics of Fluids (POF) 1089-7666 1999-Present
7 Physics of Plasmas (POP) 1089-7674 1999-Present
8 Review of Scientific Instruments (RSI) 1089-7623 1999-Present
9 Journal of Physical and Chemical  Reference Data (JPCRD) 1529-7845 1999-Present
10 Low Temperature Physics (LTP) 1090-6517 1999-Present
11 Physics Today 1945-0699 1999-Present
12 Applied Physic Review 1931-9401 2014-Present
13 AIP Conference Proceeding 1551-7616 1999-Present
14 Chinese Journal of Chemical Physics 2327-2244 2006-Present
15 Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy 1941-7012 2009-Present
16 Biomicrofluidics 1932-1058 2007-Present
17 Journal of Laser Applications 1938-1387 1999-Present
18 Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology A 1520-8559 1999-Present
19 Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B 2166-2754 1999-Present
20 Surface Science Spectra 1520-8575 1999-Present
21 Biointerphases 1559-4106 2006-Present
22 The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 0001-4996 1999-Present
23 The Physics Teacher 0031-921X 1999-Present
24 American Journal of Physics 1943-2909 1999-Present
25 Journals of Rheology (SOR) 1520-8516 1999-Present
  • APS
No. Title Name EISSN Coverage
1 Physical Review A 1094-1622 1970-Present
2 Physical Review B 1550-235x 1970-Present
3 Physical Review C 1089-490x 1970-Present
4 Physical Review D 1550-2368 1970-Present
5 Physical Review E 1550-2376 1993-Present
6 Physical Review Applied 2331-7019 2014-Present
7 Physical Review Letters 1079-7114 1958-Present
8 Reviews of Modern Physics 1539-0756 1929-Present
9 Physical Review Fluids 2469-990X 2016-Present
10 Physical Review Materials 2475-9953 2017-Present
11 Physical Review Online Archive PROLA 2475-9953 2017-Present
12 Physical Review X 2160-3308 2011-
13 Physical Review Accelerators and Beams 1098-4402 1998-
14 Physical Review Physics Education Research 1554-9178 2005-
15 Physics 1943-2879 2008-
16 Physical Review Research 2643-1564 2019-
  • IOP
No. Title Name EISSN Coverage
1 Advances in Natural Sciences: Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 2043-6262 2010-Current
2 Japanese Journal of Applied Physics 1347-4065 1962-Current
3 Applied Physics Express 1880-0786 2008-Current
4 Biofabrication 1758-5090 2009-Current
5 Bioinspiration & Biomimetics 1748-3190 2006-Current
6 Biomedical Materials 1748-605X 2006-Current
7 Chinese Physics B - 2008-Current
8 Chinese Physics C - 2008-Current
9 Chinese Physics Letters 1741-3540 1984-Current
10 Classical and Quantum Gravity 1361-6382 1984-Current
11 Communications in Theoretical Physics - 1982-Current
12 Environmental Research Letters 1748-9326 2006-Current
13 EPL (Europhysics Letters) 1286-4854 1986-Current
14 European Journal of Physics 1361-6404 1980-Current
15 Fluid Dynamics Research 1873-7005 1986-Current
16 Inverse Problems 1361-6420 1985-Current
17 IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science 1755-1315 2008-Current
18 IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering 1757-899X 2009-Current
19 Izvestiya: Mathematics 1468-4810 1995-Current
20 Journal of Breath Research 1752-7163 2007-Current
21 Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics 1475-7516 2003-Current
22 Journal of Instrumentation 1748-0221 2006-Current
23 Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering 1361-6439 1991-Current
24 Journal of Neural Engineering 1741-2552 2004-Current
25 Journal of Optics 2040-8986 2010-Current
26 Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical 1751-8121 2007-Current
27 Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics 1361-6455 1988-Current
28 Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 1361-6463 1968-Current
29 Journal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics 1361-6471 1989-Current
30 Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter (from 1989) 1361-648X 1989-Current
31 Journal of Physics: Conference Series 1742-6596 2004-Current
32 Journal of Radiological Protection 1361-6498 1988-Current
33 Journal of Semiconductors - 2009-Current
34 Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment 1742-5468 2004-Current
35 Laser Physics 1555-6611 2013-Current
36 Laser Physics Letters 1612-202X 2004-Current
37 Measurement Science and Technology 1361-6501 1990-Current
38 Methods and Applications in Fluorescence 2050-6120 2013-Current
39 Metrologia 1681-7575 1965-Current
40 Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering 1361-651X 1992-Current
41 Nanotechnology 1361-6528 1990-Current
42 New Journal of Physics 1367-2630 1998-Current
43 Nonlinearity 1361-6544 1988-Current
44 Nuclear Fusion 1741-4326 1960-Current
45 Physica Scripta 1402-4896 1970-Current
46 Physical Biology 1478-3975 2004-Current
47 Physics Education 1361-6552 1966-Current
48 Physics in Medicine and Biology 1361-6560 1956-Current
49 Physics-Uspekhi 1468-4780 1993-Current
50 Physiological Measurement 1361-6579 1993-Current
51 Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion 1361-6587 1984-Current
52 Plasma Science and Technology - 1999-Current
53 Plasma Sources Science and Technology 1361-6595 1992-Current
54 Quantum Electronics 1468-4799 1993-Current
55 Reports on Progress in Physics 1361-6633 1934-Current
56 Research in Astronomy and Astrophysics - 2009-Current
57 Russian Chemical Reviews 1468-4837 1960-Current
58 Russian Mathematical Surveys 1468-4829 1960-Current
59 Sbornik: Mathematics 1468-4802 1995-Current
60 Semiconductor Science and Technology 1361-6641 1986-Current
61 Smart Materials and Structures 1361-665X 1992-Current
62 Superconductor Science and Technology 1361-6668 1988-Current
63 Surface Topography: Metrology and Properties 2051-627X 2013-Current
64 2D Materials 2053-1583 2014-Current
65 Materials Research Express 2053-1591 2014-Current
66 Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific 1538-3873 1889-Current
67 Biomedical Physics & Engineering Express 2057-1976 2015-Current
68 The Astronomical Journal 1538-3881 1998-Current
69 The Astrophysical Journal 1538-4357 1996-Current
70 The Astrophysical Journal Letters 2041-8213 1995-Current
71 The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series 1538-4365 1996-Current
72 Flexible and Printed Electronics 2058-8585 2016-Current


  • OSA
No. Title Name EISSN Coverage
1 Advances in Optics and Photonics 1943-8206 2009-present
2 Applied Optics 2155-3165 1962-present
3 Applied Spectroscopy 1943-3530 1946-present
4 Biomedical Optics Express 2156-7085 2010-present
5 Chinese Optics Letters - 2003-present
6 Current Optics and Photonics
(Formerly as the Journal of the Optical Society of Korea)
2508-7274 2017-present
7 Journal of Lightwave Technology 1558-2213 1998-present
8 Journal of Near Infrared Spectroscopy 1751-6552 1993-present
9 Journal of Optical Communications and Networking 1943-0639 2009-present
10 Journal of Optical Technology 1091-0786 1999-present
11 Journal of the Optical Society of America A 1520-8532 1984-present
12 Journal of the Optical Society of America B 1520-8540 1984-present
13 Optica 2334-2536 2014-present
14 Optical Materials Express - 2011-present
15 Optics and Photonics News 1541-3721 1975-present
16 Optics Express 1094-4087 1997-present
17 Optics Letters 1539-4794 1977-present
18 Photonics Research - 2013-present
19 OSA Continuum 2578-7519 2018-Present
20 Journal of Optical Networking (Archives) 1536-5379 2002-2009
21 Journal of the Optical Society of America 0030-3941 1917-1983
22 Optics News 0098-907X 1975-1989
23 Journal of Display Technology 1551-319X 2005-2016
24 Journal of the Optical Society of Korea 1226-4776 1997-2016
25 Conference Proceedings Papers 2162-2701 1979-present
26 OSA Image Bank - present
27 Lasers eBook - n/a
28 OSA Century of Optics - n/a
29 OPN Centennial Booklets - n/a


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  • PRPC Interlibrary Loan Service

【Provided Items】
The E-Journals subscribed in current year by PRPC (Physics Research Promotion Center), listed as following link:

【Target Groups】
All students, staff, researchers, and professors in universities and colleges nationwide.

This service takes no charges. All the expenditures are provided by Project of "Nature Science Library Service Project", Department of Natural Sciences and Sustainable Development, Ministry of Science and Technology(MOST).

【Acceptance Time】
We will reply you within 4 hours from 9:00 AM ~ 5:00 PM in working days. If you apply after 3:00 PM, we will reply you in the morning of next day.

【Application URL】

【Collect Method】
PRPC will send the copies of the journal needed to the library affiliated with the applicant by a registered mail, and inform the applicant to collect the copies.

1. Please obey related laws in copyright while applying for this service.

2. Each user my apply for maximum 3 copies each day.


  • Cambridge University Press (CUP) Open Access Publish Support

NTU library has made an agreement with Cambridge University Press. Authors in NTU can publish in open access journals of Cambridge University Press without paying Article Processing Charge (APC) starting from 2021. For more detail, please refer to Open Access Publishing Support.


  • SCOAPSponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics

SCOAP3 is a one-of-its-kind partnership of over three thousand libraries, key funding agencies and research centers in 44 countries and 3 intergovernmental organisations. Working with leading publishers ( SCOAP3 Journals ), SCOAP3 has converted key journals in the field of High-Energy Physics to Open Access at no cost for authors. SCOAP3 journals are open for any scientist to publish in without any financial barriers.