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Departmental Library for Biosciences

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.

You will find literature on bioscience in the departmental library. The entire departmental library collection can be searched via the catalogue.

The shelf marks of these items start with "550/".

Lending To Go from 25.01.2021

In order to supply literature to the university, the departmental library will offer a book lending service during service hours from 25.01.2021.

Lending is possible in the departmental library - pre-ordering is required.
Picking up ordered books: Mon - Thurs from 14:00 - 18:00 and Fri from 10:00 - 16:00

The departmental library must remain closed to the public until further notice. However, members of the university, and therefore of course students, can still borrow books!

The desired books must be ordered in advance by e-mail. They can be collected the next day (Mon - Fri). If a book is currently not available, you will of course be informed in advance by e-mail. In addition, we will check the possibility of making the book available to you in an alternative way - e.g. by purchasing another copy.

When ordering, please state your UB user number (it starts with 079... and can be found on your student ID or JMU card) as well as the author and title and, if possible, the shelfmark of the desired books (starting with 550/...).

Books can be collected from Monday to Thursday from 14:00 - 18:00 and Friday from 10:00 - 16:00. The door to the departmental library is open during book issue hours. You can pick up your ordered books directly in the entrance area of the library, on the waist-high coat rack. This way you can easily see whether the issue area is currently free or occupied.

The Biozentrum can only be entered via the main entrance. If the entrance is closed, please call the departmental library (0931/ 31-84204) during opening hours.

To speed up the book issue, there are already completed loan slips in the books. The loan slips only need to be signed and placed in the box provided. The loan period is 14 days.

There is also a box on the coat rack for returning books. Please only return books that you have borrowed from the departmental library.

Please send your book orders by mail to the Biosciences Departmental Library.
When placing your order, please state your user number as well as author, title and shelfmark for the books you want.

E-books first - make suggestions:

Please feel free to use our acquisition form for e-books! This way a contactless supply of literature is possible, we therefore prefer this variant at present and will consider your suggestions sympathetically.

Further information on the current situation

The departmental library is a reference library, which means that items can usually only be used on site.

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.

Study desk

A total of 65 study desks are available.

Group study room

The departmental library for biosciences has one group study room for student working groups. This can be reserved by telephone (+49 931 31-84204), e-mail (tb-bio@bibliothek.uni-wuerzburg.de) or in the office.


Access to specialist databases for bioscience literature searches, internet access, Wi-Fi , multifunctional copier

The departmental library for biosciences is located opposite the disabled toilet in the basement of the main wing. The spaces between the library shelves are quite narrow, which makes wheelchair access difficult.

Further information can be found on the webpage of KIS (Kontakt- und Informationsstelle für Studierende mit Behinderung und chronischer Erkrankung).



Specialist information


Department head and subject librarian

Barbara Welge

Subject librarian for Biology, Earth Sciences and Sports
Building: Z4, Hubland Süd (UB)
Room: 025


Sonja Hetzer

Building: B1, Hubland Süd, Bio
Room: A015

Get in touch with us at any time, in writing, by telephone, by e-mail or via our contact form.