Cultural, historical and earth sciences
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/".
There will be significant restrictions due to construction noise and due to a water intrusion.
The following special conditions of use apply:
Access to the departmental library via Bulidling 2 and Building 3:
- Study desks are available without prior reservation.
- Jackets and bags are not allowed. Lockers are available in front of the department libary.
- Two multifunctional copiers and the Book2net scanning station are available for self-service use.
- Workstations are not accessible.
- The media of the departmental library can be borrowed on a regular basis. Please take the books out of the shelves yourself. We book the media at the departmental library counter.
- The loan periods correspond to those of the Main Library.
- You can renew items yourself via your user account.
- More information on lending.
- Special guidelines apply to the lending of tests. They are exempt from self-service loan.
Media marked with a red location mark, such as journals, cannot be borrowed. This also applies to items that require special protection for conservation reasons.
A valid library card or student ID for the current semester is required for borrowing items.
Return of borrowed media
Books borrowed from the departmental library can be returned to the departmental library or to the return terminals in the Main Library. The two terminals on the outside of the Main Library building (approx. 50 m to the right of the entrance in the direction of the Mensa) are also available outside opening hours.
Please send returns by mail as a package to: Teilbibliothek KGG, Philosophiegebäude, Am Hubland, 97074 Würzburg. The date of receipt of the mail is decisive for the timely return.
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).
New acquisitions - All subjects - Geography - History - Indology - Art history - Pedagogy - Sinology - Slavistic studies
Department head and subject librarian
Dr. Anne Schmid
Additional subject librarians
Dr. Viola Hämmer
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