The departmental library is completely closed until further notice.
Due to maintenance work in the TYPO3 system, we will not be able to update our web pages from 19.01., 16:00 hrs to 25.01., 09:00 hrs. During this time, we will announce important information via our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram channels.
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 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/".
Borrowing media from the departmental library is not possible until further notice.
Borrowed books can be returned around the clock via the return flap of the Main Library on Hubland (to the right of the entrance in the direction of the refectory).
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.
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.
Access to specialist databases for literature searches, Internet access, Wi-Fi, multifunctional copiers, Book2net scanning station
Digitised card catalogues
Part of the Slavic studies collection has been archived with shelf marks beginning ‘102/’ and indexed in a digitised card catalogue (PDF, 12,30 MB). Literature on the politics of the states in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union has been archived with shelf marks beginning "97/" and can be found in a digitised card catalogue (PDF, 65 MB).These items can be ordered from the University Library catalogue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).
Get in touch with us at any time, in writing, by telephone, by e-mail or via our contact form.