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Wittelsbacherplatz Departmental Library

In the departmental library, you will find specialist literature on protestant theology, pedagogy, psychology, political and social studies and special needs education. The entire departmental library collection can be searched via the catalogue.

The shelf marks of these items start with "500/".

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

Departmental library still closed, but borrowing and return possible (via reservation)!

For reasons of health protection, the departmental library must remain closed to the public until further notice. Lecturers and students may borrow and return media according to the following procedure:

1. order the books in advance by mail

    Send the email to hiwi-tb-wittels@bibliothek.uni-wuerzburg.de
    Students may borrow a maximum of 5 books (loan period 2 weeks). Psychological tests are currently not borrowed!
    Please make sure you give your UB user number (it starts with 079... and is printed on your student card or JMU-Card)
    Also enter author, title, year of publication and the shelf mark (starting with 500/...) of the desired books.

2. we will find the books for you and arrange a pick-up time with you. Please take into account that it may take one day to make the books available.

3. pick up of the books:

    is possible at the entrance door of the library Monday to Thursday from 9 am to 4 pm and Friday from 9 am to 1 pm. The building is only open at these times.
    Please make sure you bring your user card with you! (for students the student card).
    the handover is largely contactless, please make sure that there is sufficient space (markings are available).
    please stay in the building only for borrowing and returning the card and leave the building quickly afterwards.

In front of the departmental library there is also a car for returning books. Please return only books that you have borrowed from the sub-library. For the return of tests, please contact us beforehand (0931/31-84810).

Priority remains health protection! Please help us with consideration and flexibility so that we can offer this lending service again!


E-Books first - make suggestions:

Please use our acquisition suggestion form for e-books! In this way, a contactless supply of literature is possible, which is why we currently prefer this option and will consider your suggestions favourably.

Further information on the current situation

The departmental library is a reference library, which means that items can usually only be used on site. 

Tests can be borrowed from Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 19:00. During the semester break tests can be returned at the following times:

Thu, 27.02.2020, 10 to 12
Mon, 16.03.2020, 10 to 12
Next possible date: 20.04.2020.

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 150 study desks are available. All study desks (with the exception of those in the silent workroom) are equipped with sockets.


Access to specialist databases for literature searches, Internet access, Wi-Fi, multifunctional copiers, Book2net scanning station, Earplug vending machine

Individual workrooms

The library offers 12 individual workrooms. These are located on the ground floor, 1st and 3rd floor in the reading room area (direction of the lecture halls). The rooms do not need to be reserved.

Group carrels

The library offers six group carrels for student working groups. All rooms are equipped with conventional whiteboards and sockets. Some rooms offer additional media technology for group projects. If you would like to use a group carrel, please reserve it via our room reservation system.

Silent work room

The silent workroom (No. 03.406) is designed as a quiet place to study without a laptop. Therefore, there are no sockets in the room. Please use this room for quiet reading and study.

Parent-child room

The departmental library’s parent-child room enables students with children to work in the library. The room contains a computer workstation, work tables for study groups, a changing table, a travel cot, a high chair, furniture for children and, of course, toys. Please contact the information desk if you would like to use the room.


DJackets, bags (including laptop bags) and food may not be taken into the sectional library. Lockers are available to store your belongings. You will need a €2 coin to use the lockers.

Permanent lockers

The permanent lockers are located in the locker room on the 2nd floor in front of the sectional library entrance. Keys for permanent lockers can be reserved via the University Library catalogue. The lockers can be used for up to three months. If nobody else has reserved a permanent locker, you can keep the locker for another three months. This can only be extended once. Lockers are only available to students of the University of Würzburg.

To reserve a key via the University Library catalogue, proceed as follows:

  • Open the catalogue and log in.
  • Change the departmental library (under "Narrow search") to the Wittelsbacherplatz departmental library
  • Search Title(s) for "permanent locker in the departmental library".
  • Use the "Request" tab to order or to renew.

Department head

Dr. Viola Hämmer

Building: Z4, Hubland Süd (UB)
Room: 022


Dietmar Bördlein

Building: Wittelsbacherplatz 1
Room: 2405

Petra Schödel

Building: Wittelsbacherplatz 1
Room: 2405

Jana Stelle

Building: Wittelsbacherplatz 1
Room: 2413

Subject librarian

Dr. Oliver Weinreich

Subject librarian for Theology, Philosophy, Political studies and Sociology
Building: Z4, Hubland Süd (UB
Room: 305

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