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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/".

Departmental library closed until 19.04.2020

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: The Main Library at Hubland and all departmental libraries are closed to the public until Sunday, 19 April 2020. 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.

Further information on the closure

We are also there to answer your questions during the Corona crisis!

Main Library:
• by e-mail: information@bibliothek.uni-wuerzburg.de
• by telephone: +49 931 31-85906 (Mon - Thu: 08:30 - 16:00, Fri: 08:30 - 14:00)
• Whats-App inquiries to +49 931 31-85906 will also be answered within this time slot

Or you can contact the staff in the respective Departmental Library.

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.


Information desk +49 931 31-84809
Administration +49 931 31-84810
Fax +49 931 31-84811
Email tb-wittels@bibliothek.uni-wuerzburg.de

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 librarians

Dr. Viola Hämmer

Subject librarian for Pedagogy, Psychology and Media Communications
Building: Z4, Hubland Süd (UB)
Room: 022

Christian Malzer

Subject librarian for history, politics and sociology
Building: Z4, Hubland Süd (UB)
Room: 109

Dr. Oliver Weinreich

Subject librarian for Theology, Philosophy and Manuscripts and Old Book
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.