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 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 ).
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. 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.