Location Information

Information about the Branch Library of Foreign Languages and Literatures

The Branch Library of Foreign Languages and Literatures comprises holdings of about 233,000 volumes and 189 periodicals on the premises of the August-Boeckh-Haus. It offers items on the Romance, Slavonic, Hungarian Languages and Literatures as well as on General Linguistics and Literature.

The collection of the library of the Centre for British Studies with about 30,600 volumes on the culture, history and politics of Great Britain is also located at the August-Boeckh-Haus.

All library holdings there are open-access items. The technical shelf-classification is based on the Regensburger Verbundklassifikation.

Some older holdings as well as those of the Finno-Ugric publications follow specific internal classification systems. The periodicals of the Slavonic Studies are step-by-step re-shelved in the Regensburger Verbundklassifikation. The greater part of the holdings of the library of the Centre for British Studies  is shelved according to the so-called HX classification scheme.


The library comes with

  • 169 workplaces, among them 24 public workstations with internet connectivity and printers (print-outs have to be paid by Mensacard)

  • Two group workroom with eight / four seats

  • Two copy rooms (1st and 2nd floors) with three copiers/printers and one scanner-copier (payable by Mensacard of Studentenwerk which is available at the  Jacob-und Wilhelm-Grimm-Zentrum or at the University refectories)

  • Wireless networking (WLAN) all-over the library

  • Four lockable book trolleys (German) for students and visiting scholars

  • Seven study carrels (German) with plug-ins for power supply, two of them with public workstations

  • Wheelchair-accessibility (by lift), wheelchair-accessible workplaces

  • 189 lockers, available for use with your own padlock (diameter 5 - 6 mm; please leave your overcoats, bags/ back packs etc in the lockers before entering the library; please DO NOT leave any valuables in the lockers)

  • For parents with children: children's books, toys (please ask at the counter), colouring books and crayons, bean bags and low tables

Other institutions

Institut für Romanistik an der HU

Department for Slavonic Studies of Humboldt University with theSection "Hungarian Literature and Culture"

Zentraleinrichtung Sprachenzentrum an der HU with Mediothek

Zentralinstitut Großbritannien - Zentrum an der HU