Seminar Library

» Last updated on 10. October 2017 - 12:50. | Originally submitted on 16. March 2017 - 16:41.



Wilhelmstr. 36 (Hegelbau)
2nd floor
D-72074 Tübingen

Librarian: Mrs. Katrin Wagner
Room 213
Phone: +49 7071/29 7 60 70
Fax: +49 7071/29 59 05

Office hours:
Mon–Fri 9am–12am

If you have any questions or problems concerning the library, please contact the librarian or the student assistants (room 213 or room 217b).

Opening hours (semester and semester break):

Mon – Fri 8am–9.50pm
Sat 9am–9.50am
Closed on Sundays and public holidays

The opening hours also apply during the semester breaks.

Access to the library:

The library is located on the second floor of the Hegelbau (turn right when you arrive on the second floor). The main entrance of the Hegelbau is equipped with a ramp. An elevator is available, but it is only from the second floor that it can be used without a special key. If necessary, a key can be obtained from the library supervisor of the Seminar of Philology (Hegelbau, ground floor, left wing) to use the elevator on the ground floor.

The library may only be entered without coats and bags. Lockers are located in the lower floor of the Hegelbau (a padlock is required).

Online catalogue and new aquisitions:

Discover the holdings of our library:

» Online catalogue –Institute of Medieval History [21/32b]

Stay up-to-date: Overview of the new acquisitions.

If a book cannot be found, the librarian Mrs. Wagner (room 213) will help you. Maybe the book is already missing for a while. This can be checked by means of the list of missing books.

Borrowing books:

In general, all books can only be read in the library (Präsenzbibliothek).
But they can be borrowed over weekends or public holidays (normally only up to five books). If you want to borrow books from the library, you have to present a valid student card.

Borrowing: Fri 9am – 12am
Returning: Mon 9am – 12am

Please contact the student assistants in room 217b.

Suggestions for purchase:

Use this form to recommend a book for purchase. You will be informed about the purchase decision.

Online databases and reference works

The University Library offers several important databases and reference works. You have to be a member of the University of Tübingen to access them.

Presentation of the library:


Find your way with the Classification overview.

Main collections:

  • History of the Carolingian Period
  • Church and papal History
  • German and Italian History in the Middle Ages
  • Legal History
  • Medieval Historiography

Holdings (as of October 2017):

  • In total: approximately 27.020 volumes, of which approx. 3.300 journal volumes
  • 21 journals


The library has 21 reading places in the library rooms 217, 218, 219.

WiFi access is available in all library rooms.

Self-service photocopiers are available on the 1st, 2nd and 4th floor. They require a student or guest card. Guest Cards can be purchased at the Info Point, Wilhelmstr. 13, right across the street.