All online services are available without restrictions. We recommend that all members and students of the university primarily use our wide range of e-books, e-journals and databases.
In the departmental library, you will find specialist literature on English, German and Romance studies and on Comparative Indo-Germanic Linguistics . The entire departmental library collection can be searched via the catalogue.
The shelf marks of these items start with "450/“. Older collections also start with the following shelf marks: "452/“ (German studies, department of ethnology), "453/“ (German Studies, older department), "409/" (Comparative Indo-Germanic Linguistics ).
Against the background of the spread of the coronavirus, the Würzburg University Library has implemented the requirements of the Bavarian State Ministry of Science and the Arts to restrict public access and services. We ask for your understanding for these measures in view of the current exceptional situation.
From September 2nd, 2021: Access only with proof of vaccination, revovery or test (3G rule) / medical face mask sufficient / no mask requirement at learning workstations
- A vaccination, recovery or test certificate (3G rule) is required to access the Law Library (also for short research, for scanning or for borrowing).
Please present appropriate proof at the entrance inspection and also identify yourself with a photo ID.
The result of a PCR test (max. 48 hours old) or PoC antigen test (max. 24 hours old) and alternatively your valid pupil ID can be presented as negative test evidence.
- A medical face mask must be worn (cloth masks are not permitted). The mask may be removed at the learning workstations.
- Learning workstations must still be booked in advance via the online ticket system.
For the supply of literature the library is open for limited borrowing Mo - Fr 10:00 - 14:00.
From 14.06.2021, a selection of learning workstations will be available for use. You can reserve one learning workstation per day (Mon-Fri) for the time window 9:00 - 18:00. The booking is activated on Fridays for all days of the coming week. Use is limited to one person per learning workstation. The windows must remain open.
The following special conditions of use apply:
Access to the departmental library via Building 2 and Building 3
- Admission is limited to a maximum number of persons and is regulated by staff of the departmental library.
- Excluded from entering the library are persons who show symptoms indicating a COVID-19 disease such as cough, sniffles, sore throat, fever (≥ 38.0°C), loss of smell and taste.
- Wearing a medical face mask (surgical mask is sufficient) is mandatory in the library.
- Please keep the recommended distance of 1,5 m from other people throughout the library.
- You are not allowed to take jackets and bags with you. Lockers are available in front of the departmental library.
- Please create your media list with the shelfmarks you need before your visit. Please take the required media from the library yourself.
- A multifunctional copier and the Book2net scanning station can be used in self-service. Please limit the use of the equipment to a maximum of 30 minutes. Only one person is allowed in the copying room.
- Computer workstations are not accessible.
- Please limit your stay in the library to a maximum of 30 minutes.
- A limited number of learning workstations are available after prior online reservation.
Priority remains health protection! Please help us with consideration and flexibility so that we can offer this lending service again!
Lending for students and city users: maximum 5 books, loan period 14 days
- for lecturers of the institutes involved in the departmental library: loan period 6 months
- for lecturers of other institutes: loan period 4 weeks
Media with a red shelf mark, such as journals, cannot be borrowed. This also applies to holdings that are particularly worthy of protection for conservation reasons.
A valid user card from the University Library or a student card from the current semester is required for borrowing.
We offer you to check in advance if the books you want to borrow are available, if this is helpful for you. In this case please contact us at 31-85676 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Books borrowed from the departmental library can be returned to the departmental library or you can use the book return box in the Main Library; it is open around the clock. Please send returns by post as a package to: Teilbibliothek AGR, Philosophiegebäude, Am Hubland, 97074 Würzburg. The date of receipt by us is decisive for the timely return of the item.
The departmental library is a reference library, which means that items can usually only be used on site. Weekend loans are one exception: You can borrow a maximum of five items from 12:00 on Friday until the following Monday at 12:00.
More information on further lending conditions can be found in the Guidelines on the use of departmental libraries (PDF, 124 KB). You will find a large collection of study-relevant literature available for loan in the Hubland Main Library.
A total of 280 study desks are available, including 160 laptop workstations with power supply, 11 computer workstations with Internet access and 1 research PC (catalogue).
The CIP pool, which has an additional 24 computer workstations, is located in room 3.U.14 and is accessible via the departmental library for English studies, Germanic studies and Romance studies.
Access to specialist databases for literature searches, Internet access, Wi-Fi, multifunctional copiers, Book2net scanning station
300 lockers are available outside the departmental library. Please bring your own padlock (shackle thickness 6–7 mm) and remember to empty your locker in the evening.
Study desks accessible for wheelchair users can be found on the first floor and basement level of the library. The connection between the two floors is not wheelchair accessible (winding staircase). However, there is a separate entrance to the basement; please contact the library staff if you need assistance.
Further information can be found on the webpage of KIS (Kontakt- und Informationsstelle für Studierende mit Behinderung und chronischer Erkrankung).
Get in touch with us at any time, in writing, by telephone, by e-mail or via our contact form.