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English Studies, German Studies and Romance Studies

Departmental Library for English Studies, German Studies and Romance Studies

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), "454/“ (German Studies, newer department), "470/“ (Romance studies), "409/" (Comparative Indo-Germanic Linguistics ).

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 opens 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 allowed exclusively for borrowing media and should not exceed 20 minutes.
  • Please prepare your media list with the shelf marks you need before your visit in the library.
  • Please fetch the required media from the departmental 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

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.

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

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 AGR, 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. 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.

Study desks

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.


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).

Department head

Dr. Anne Schmid

Building: Z4, Hubland Süd (UB)
Room: 011


Ursula Batliner

Building: PH1, Hubland Süd
Room: 3/E/7

Cora Collon

Building: PH1, Hubland Süd
Room: 3/E/7

Marcelina Weglorz

Building: PH1, Hubland Süd
Room: 3/E/7

Subject librarians

Dr. Gabriele Blümig

Subject librarian for Romance studies
Building: Z4, Hubland Süd (UB)
Room: 020

Dr. Katharina Boll-Becht

Subject librarian for German Studies and European Ethnology / Cultural Anthropology, Subject librarian for franconian regional studies
Building: Z4, Hubland Süd (UB)
Room: 128

Dr. Elmar Fleuchaus

Subject librarian for English and American Studies, General and Comparative Linguistics and Literary Studies, Classical Philology
Building: Z4, Hubland Süd (UB)
Room: 116

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