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Exhibition
Exhibition Poster
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The Tale of Swift’s Whale: Three Hundred Years of Whale Imagery in Swift’s A Tale of a Tub (1704)

The Ehrenpreis Centre for Swift Studies is set to host 'The Tale of Swift’s Whale' exhibition, curated by Dr. Corrina Readioff from the University of Liverpool, at the Department of English Library (Second Floor). Running from November 30, 2023, to February 29, 2024, the exhibition will spotlight Ehrenpreis Centre's remarkable collections and also tell the story of the Tub‘s illustrations over the centuries.

Library of the English Department

Library information & Lending desk: 0251- 83 24 506. bibles@uni-muenster.de

Specialized information, comments, concerns, and book suggestions: 0251 - 83 24 507. lucks@uni-muenster.de

Please don’t hesitate to contact us!


Opening hours in semester break (5.2.2024 - 5.4.2024):
Monday - Friday: 10:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m.

Closed: Carnival Monday (12.2.), Good Friday (29.3.), Easter Monday (1.4.)


The library of the English Seminar is located on the first floor at Johannisstraße 12 – 20. The special library offers an ever-growing collection of  about 117 000 volumes, 900 digital media, 39 000 microfilms, and other audio-visual resources.

All students of the University of Münster with a valid student identification card can loan books. Since 01.09.2022, lending is done via ALMA, our new library system. ALMA also changes the lending conditions in our library: Students can borrow a maximum of 5 books for 1 week.
The loan period for academic staff of the University of Münster is 4 weeks.
Some holdings (journals, books with special locations, etc.) are excluded from borrowing.

Questions?  We’d love to help: Information in Room 103. E-Mail and telephone:  (0251) 83 - 24 636 or 0251 83 - 24 507

Library Staff in alphabetical order:

Prof. Dr. Dagmar Deuber (Library Trustee of the Seminar)

Sandra Jalilehvand-Heilmann (Graduate Librarian)

Silke Lück (Graduate Librarian)

Yannick Pollmann (Graduate Librarian)

Carsten Roepke (Library Technical Assistent Accession)

Student Aides/Information & Lending Desk (Tel. 0251 - 83 24 506)  E-Mail: Noah Braun, Philip Henneberg, Nele Ketels, Marleen Krevert, Lasse Massmann, Isabell Stroot, Yasmim Alcântara dos Santos Mendonça


Note for library users with disabilities:

Unfortunately, the library of the English Department is not barrier-free.
Library staff will fetch any medium for you on request.
You are also welcome to pre-order media for use by phone or e-mail, which will then be held for you at the supervisor's desk.

Tel.: 0251 83 24506   E-Mail