Due to the 15th Bavarian Infection Protection Measures Ordinance of 23.11.2021, the following conditions of use apply at Würzburg University Library:
Access to the University Library (Main Library and departmental libraries) is only possible for fully vaccinated or recovered persons (2G). Please show appropriate proof at the entrance without being asked and also identify yourself with an official photo ID.
In the University Library - as in all university buildings - it is compulsory to wear an FFP2 mask. An FFP2 mask must also be worn at the learning and computer workstations and in the study rooms.
The study rooms as well as the learning and computer workstations must be reserved online in advance.
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/".
Against the background of the spread of the coronavirus, the Würzburg University Library has implemented the requirements of the Bavarian State Ministry of Science and the Arts to restrict public access and services. We ask for your understanding for these measures in view of the current exceptional situation.
Access only with proof of vaccination or convalescence (2G) / Wearing an FFP2 mask is compulsory / Masks are compulsory at the workplace.
- A vaccination or recovery certificate (2G rule) is required to access the departmental library (also for short research, for scanning or for borrowing).
Please present appropriate proof at the entrance inspectionand also identify yourself with a photo ID.
Noisy construction work will take place next to the departmental library from 2.11.2021.
The departmental library is open for borrowing media.
For literature supply, the departmental library is open for borrowing on a limited basis Mon - Fri 10:00 - 14:00. Due to the lack of ventilation, no study workstations can be offered until further notice.
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 staff of the departmental library.
- Excluded from entering the library are persons who show symptoms indicating a COVID-19 disease such as cough, sniffles, sore throat, fever (≥ 38.0°C), loss of smell and taste.
- Please create your media list with the shelfmarks you need before your visit. Please take the required media from the library yourself.
- Jackets and bags are not allowed.
- Please keep the recommended distance of 1,5 m from other people in the entire library.
- A multifunctional copier and the Book2net scanning station can be used in self-service. Please limit the use of the equipment to a maximum of 30 minutes. Only one person is allowed in the copying room.
- Please limit your stay in the library to a maximum of 30 minutes.
Priority remains health protection! Please help us with consideration and flexibility so that we can offer this lending service again!
Lending for students and city users: maximum 5 books, loan period 14 days
- for lecturers of the institutes involved in the departmental library: loan period 6 months
- for lecturers of other institutes: loan period 4 weeks
Media with a red shelf mark, such as journals, 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.
We offer you to check in advance if the books you want to borrow are available, if this is helpful for you. In this case please contact us at unter 31-85525 oder firstname.lastname@example.org.
Books borrowed from the departmental library can be returned to the departmental library or you can use the book return box in the Main Library; it is open around the clock. Please send returns by post as a package to: Teilbibliothek KGG, Philosophiegebäude, Am Hubland, 97074 Würzburg. The date of receipt by us is decisive for the timely return of the item.
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.