Location Information

Short Information about the Branch Library of German and Scandinavian Language and Literature Studies

The Branch Library of German and Scandinavian Language and Literature Studies consists of a branch main library and the faculty library for Historical -Comparative Linguistics. The branch main library comprises holdings of 92,500 volumes and 145 periodicals on German Language and Literature Studies.

The collection of Scandinavian Language and Literature Studies consists of about 60,000 volumes and 140 periodical subscriptions.

The collection of German Language and Literature Studies comprises holdings of general and comparative language studies, the historical levels of language development and dialects, their literatures and didactics.

The department of Finnish and Scandinavian Studies also holds media about the history, politics and culture of those countries.
The items are completely searchable at the Primus Gateway of the University Library.

The library collection of Historical Indo-European Comparative Linguistics at the 'Teilbiliothek Historisch-vergleichende Sprachwissenschaft (Indogermanistik)' offers access to 7500 volumes and 5 periodicals. It is housed at the 'Institut für deutsche Sprache und Linguistik'.

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The Branch Library of German Language and Literature Studies provides a state of the art working environment. It offers its readers

  • 57 workplaces with PC plug-ins and cable lock slots
  • 33 open-access workstations with internet connectivity, two of which are wheelchair-accessible workplaces
  • one group workroom with 10 seats
  • eight study carrels with plug-ins for power supply
  • one microfiche reader workplace
  • four lockable book trolleys
  • two copy centres (ground floor and basement) with five copiers/printers and one top-view scanner for originals up to A2 size (payable by Mensacard of Studentenwerk) see list of prices.
  • Wireless networking (WLAN) all-over the Library
  • a cash-to-card machine to top up MensaCards with notes up to €50
  • two self-issue machines which offer account and fee management (payment by MensaCard)
  • a return / reloan - machine (outside the library in the cloakroom)
  • 188 differently-sized lockers in the cloakroom which can only be used with one's own padlock (bow diameter of 5 to 6 mm)