Paul Dirac Science Library

The Paul A. M. Dirac Science Library is located amongst the math and science buildings of FSU and supports STEM-related research. Completed in 1989, it was named for Nobel Prize winning physicist Paul AM Dirac who taught at FSU in his later years. 

It houses collections for disciplines such as mathematics, physics, chemistry, botany, biology as well as health and animal sciences. There are also applied sciences including technology, textiles, food and environmental sciences. Five STEM subject librarians are available to provide scholars with research consultations, data management support, library instruction and other services.

Floor Directory

Dirac Science Library has three floors, including the lower level, which is a quiet area. Seating is available throughout the library.

Empty table in front of white board and compact shelving

First Floor

Quiet study areas

Study Rooms & Spaces

Individual study rooms | Veterans room: Room 103 D (check out key at the Scholar Support Desk/first come, first served)


General Collections, Oversize Materials & Periodicals/Journals
Call Numbers: (General Collection) GE40-Z1037; (Journals) 130.5-690.5


Black & white copiers | Color copiers

Back to back couches in front of windows and students studying

Second Floor

Entrance & Exit | Elevator Access to the Fourth Floor (Department of Scientific Computing)


STEM Librarian offices (ask at Scholar Support Desk)


Security/Card Access/Lost & Found | Scholar Support Desk Starbucks Café (accessible only from the outside of Dirac)


Juvenile Collection | General Collection Abstracts

Call Numbers: AE100-Z1037 (Juvenile)

Study Rooms & Spaces

Graduate Conference Room 216 | GEOSET Studio | Dirac Instruction Room | Study Cubicles 201 A & B


Black & white printers | Color printers | Mac & PC desktops | KIC scanner | Flatbed scanners | Care clock

Random chairs and table in front of shelved journals

Third Floor

Quiet study areas


Reference | General Collection Abstracts

Study Rooms & Spaces

Individual Study Rooms 103H - 307H | Group Study Rooms 303 - 305 | Media Suite @ Dirac | Group Study Cubicles 201A to 301R; 301D & 301N | Faculty Semester Room | Engineering & GIS Computer Bank | Faculty & Graduate Two Week Study Rooms


Mac & PC desktops | Black & white printers | Microfilm Reader | Flatbed Scanner


Paul Dirac Science Library
110 N Woodward Ave
Tallahassee, FL 32301

Visitor Parking

The nearest on-campus visitor parking can be found at the Woodward Garage.