About the Fermilab Library

Our goal at the Fermilab Library is to support high energy physics research at Fermilab, and to support the high energy physics community worldwide.

The library is located in Wilson Hall on the third floor crossover. Our collection has approximately 8,000 volumes, from college-level texts to more advanced research. There are also engineering standards, conference proceedings, current magazines, journals, and back issues of journals not available online. The library provides site-wide online access to many journals and databases.  There is a printer/copier/scanner and two computers for patron use.

The Library is open 24/7 to persons with Wilson Hall access, and is open to members of the public by appointment. The reference desk is staffed Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Fermilab badge holders may check out books any time. There is a limit of twenty books per employee and ten books for staff in all other categories. Please use the self-service check-out box located at the reference desk when library staff are not available.

We welcome requests for books and journal articles. We obtain books and articles from local, national and international sources. Most articles are e-mailed as PDFs in one day.

The Library is part of the Information Resources Group, led by Heath O’Connell, which is part of the Core Computing Division.

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
P.O. Box 500, MS 109
Batavia, Illinois 60510 USA