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Departmental Library for Cultural, Historical and Earth Sciences (TB KGG)

In the departmental library, you will find specialist literature on geography, history, cultural studies of East and South Asia, art history, pedagogy and Slavic studies. The entire departmental library collection can be searched via the catalogue.

The shelf marks of these items start with "480/" and "407/". Collections in departmental libraries of the Institute for Art History start with the shelf mark  "490/".

Against the background of the spread of the coronavirus, the University Library of Würzburg has implemented the specification of the Bavarian State Ministry of Science and Art. This measure is intended to protect users and staff and to slow down the spread of the coronavirus. We ask for your understanding for these measures in view of the current exceptional situation.

Services of the departmental library during the Corona Pandemic

For the supply of literature the library is open again with restrictions for borrowing Mo - Fr 10:00 - 14:00. 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 departmental library staff.
  • The stay in the library is exclusively for borrowing media and should not exceed 20 minutes.
  • Please create your media list with the shelf marks you need before your visit in the library.
  • Please take the required media from the library yourself. You are not allowed to take jackets and bags with you.
  • Please keep the recommended distance of 2 m to other people in the entire library.
  • The use of learning and computer workstations as well as copiers, printers and scanners is not permitted.
  • The toilets are closed.

Priority remains health protection! Please help us with consideration and flexibility so that we can offer this lending service again!

Lending possibilities

You can check in this list if the book you want to borrow is already on loan.

Lending conditions
- for lecturers of the institutes involved in the respective departmental library: loan period 6 months
- for lecturers of other institutes: loan period 4 weeks

Lending for students and city users: maximum 5 books, loan period 14 days (no extension possible)

Media with a red local licence plate, such as magazines, 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.

Return of borrowed media

Borrowed media can be returned Mo - Fr 10:00 - 14:00 in the departmental library or around the clock via the returns box of the Main Library (right next to the entrance in the direction of the Mensa). Please send returns by mail to: Teilbibliothek KGG, Philosophiegebäude, Am Hubland, 97074 Würzburg

Further information on the current situation

The departmental library is a reference library, which means that items can usually only be used on site. All lending conditions (weekend and overnight loans) are summarised on a separate page.
There are special regulations for borrowing tests.

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 desks

A total of 170 study desks are available. There are eight research PCs with Internet access. 116 study desks are equipped with sockets. A height-adjustable desk for ergonomic work can be find on the ground floor.


Internet access, Wi-Fi, multifunctional copiers

Digitised card catalogue

Part of the Slavic studies collection has been archived with shelf marks beginning ‘102/’ and indexed in a digitised card catalogue (PDF, 12,30 MB. These items can be ordered from the University Library catalogue using the "Offline order" button.

Cloakroom / Lockers / Permanent lockers

Jackets, bags (including laptop bags) and food may not be taken into the departmental library. Lockers are available to store your belongings. You will need a padlock (shackle thickness 6–7 mm) to use the lockers. Permanent lockers are also available in the departmental library.

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).

Department head and subject librarian

Dr. Anne Schmid

Subject librarian for Ancient Near Eastern studies, Archaeology, Art, Cultural Studies of South and East Asia, Egyptology, Music, and Slavic Studies
Building: Z4, Hubland Süd (UB)
Room: 011


Karin Neeser

Building: PH1, Hubland Süd
Room: 7/E/19

Bettina Schmidt

Building: PH1, Hubland Süd
Room: 6/U/3b

Wolfgang Schmitz

Building: PH1, Hubland Süd
Room: 7/E/20

Marcelina Weglorz

Building: PH1, Hubland Süd
Room: 6/U/3b

Bernhard Werner

Building: PH1, Hubland Süd
Room: 6/U/3b

Additional subject librarians

Dr. Viola Hämmer

Subject librarian for Pedagogy, Psychology and Media Communications
Building: Z4, Hubland Süd (UB)
Room: 022

Christian Malzer

Subject librarian for History and Manuscripts and Old Book
Building: Z4, Hubland Süd (UB)
Room: 109

Barbara Welge

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

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