Libraries
© Fachbereich Philologie

Departmental libraries at the Faculty of Philology

The institutes and departments at the Faculty of Philology operate well-equipped, state-of-the-art, specialist libraries with collections that are open to students and staff members at the following times:

[Last updated: 10/2022]
  • English Department

    Department library

    Contact

    Johannisstraße 12-20
    48143 Münster
    Phone: +49 251 83-24636
    Homepage

    Using the Library

    Opening hours in winter term (10.10.2022- 3.2.2023):
    Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m - 6:00 p.m.

    Closed: 1.11.2022 (All Saints' Day), and during the Christmas break (23.12.2022 - 6.1.2023)
     

    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.
    NEW (May 2022): All the holdings of the Book Studies Library (formerly Aegidiistr. 5) have now been integrated into the library of the English Department and are fully available for use. You will find this collection on the 2nd floor.

    The English Department has a reference library. Accordingly, books may be read in the library or partially copied. This allows all users uninterrupted access to the library’s resources.

    All students of the WWU with a valid student identification card can loan books over the weekend and public holidays.  There is also the possibility of a short-term loan for out-of-house copying. The borrowing policy can be found under  Library Regulations. Attention: The pandemic-related change in the lending conditions for students is still valid. The loan period for books and other media is currently 1 week, a one-week extension is possible on request. (May 2022)

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

    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

  • Department of German Language and Literature

    Contact
    Schlossplatz 34
    48143 Münster
    Phone: +49 251 83-24463 (supervision)
    E-Mail: bibliothek.vom-stein-haus@uni-muenster.de
    Homepage [de]

    Opening hours

    • During the lecture period the library is open from Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., during the non-lecture period from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m..
    • An overview of the lecture times can be found in the EMU schedule overview.
    • The library is closed on weekends, public holidays, Shrove Monday, and between Christmas and New Year's Day.

    Please pay attention to any short-term changes, which may be displayed below!

    Lending

    •     The library is a reference library: media are not lent out.
    • There are two exceptions:
      • during the lecture period: weekend lending from Friday 12 noon to Monday 12 noon; a maximum of 5 books may be lent out
      • during the lecture-free period: overnight or weekend lending from 3 p.m. until the following day or until 12 a.m. on Monday
      • Lecturers' loans: the loan period for lecturers of the Institute of German Studies and the Center for Didactics of Biology is 4 weeks, for lecturers of other institutions of the WWU it is 2 weeks
    • Journals and reference books as well as books with a red KC label on the spine are excluded from loan.
    • Separate regulations apply to standardized tests. Information on this can be found here.

    Supervision and information

    The supervisor is the first point of contact for all questions regarding literature research and media locations, as well as library use and circulation.
    The library's supervisor is staffed throughout and can be reached at (0251) 83-24463 or at bibliothek.vom-stein-haus@uni-muenster.de.

    For subject-specific questions, please contact the librarians. You will find them in the offices on the upper floor, room numbers 121 a - 121 d.

  • Institute for Ancient Near Eastern Studies and Middle Eastern Archaeology

    Contact
    Rosenstraße 9
    48143 Münster
    Phone: +49 251 83-29819
    Homepage [de]

    Opening hours

    The library is open during the semester at the following times:
    Monday        09 am - 4 pm
    Tuesday        10 am - 5 pm
    Wednesday  10 am - 5 pm
    Thursday       09 am - 4 pm
    Friday             09 am - 1 pm

    Please note: Access to the library is restricted to visitors who have been immunized (vaccinated or recovered) or who have tested negative at an approved testing center within 48 hours (3-G rule).

    The library of the Institute of Ancient Near Eastern Studies and Near Eastern Archaeology is a reference library. Borrowing of books is only possible in exceptional cases for lecturers of the Department of Philology and for students of the study programs "Antike Kulturen Ägyptens und Vorderasiens" and "Sprachen und Kulturen Ägyptens und Vorderasiens" in consultation with the head of the institute.
    Since the Institute does not have its own library staff, the use of the library for external visitors is made possible by supervising students and doctoral candidates. As a consequence, our opening hours may vary from semester to semester.

  • Institute of Arabic and Islamic Studies

    Contact
    Schlaunstraße 2, Room 230
    48143 Münster
    Phone: +49 251 83-29907
    E-Mail: arabist@uni-muenster.de
    Homepage [de]

    Opening hours

    The library is currently open Mon-Thurs from 10 am - 6 pm and Fri 10 am - 2 pm. In exceptional cases, appointments can be made outside these hours. To do so, write to the SHK office. We recommend wearing medical mouth-nose protection in the hallways and common areas of the Institute.

  • Institute of Egyptology and Coptology

    Contact
    Schlaunstraße 2
    48143 Münster
    Phone: +49 251 83-24537
    Homepage [de]

    Opening hours

    Monday         10 am - 6 pm
    Tuesday         10 am - 6 pm
    Wednesday   10 am - 4 pm
    Thursday        10 am- 4 pm

    If you would like to visit the library outside of these hours and do not have a key yourself, please contact alexa.rickert@uni-muenster.de.

    Wearing a medical mask is requested.

  • Institute for Jewish Studies

    Contact
    Johannisstraße 1
    48143 Münster
    Phone: +49 251 83-23386
    jalilehvand@uni-muenster.de (Mrs Jalilehvand-Heilmann)
    Homepage [de]

    Opening hours

    The library is open between Monday and Thursday. You can find the opening hours on our website.

  • Institute of Dutch Philology

    Contact
    Library at the Haus der Niederlande
    Alter Steinweg 6/7
    48143 Münster
    Phone: +49 251 83-28532
    E-Mail: hdnlbib@uni-muenster.de
    Homepage [de]

    Opening hours:

    Mon - Fri: 10 am - 5 pm

  • Institute of Nordic Philology

    Contact
    Robert-Koch-Str. 29 (ground floor)
    48149 Münster
    Phone: +49 251/83-32826
    E-Mail: shknord@uni-muenster.de
    Homepage [de]

    Opening hours:

    As of April 4, 2022, the library of the Institute of Nordic Philology is open as follows:

    Monday: 10 am - 4 pm
    Tuesday: 9.30 pm - 4 pm
    Wednesday: 9.30 am - 1 pm
    Thursday: 9.30 am - 4 pm
    Friday: 9.30 am - 2 pm

    It is possible to use the copier and borrow books. The library key can be borrowed for a deposit in the secretary's office (2nd floor).

    Lending:

    The library of the Institute of Nordic Philology / Scandinavian Studies is in principle a reference library.
    Students may borrow a limited number of books if they need them in connection with their examinations. This requires written permission from a member of the institute staff. Some books/journals are excluded from lending; they are marked with a yellow dot. During the lecture period, only weekend lending is possible. During the lecture-free period, the loan period is a maximum of one week! If the borrowed book is needed by the institute before the end of this period, the borrower will be notified.
    If the deadline indicated on the second reminder is not met, legal action will be taken and the book will be blocked from the University Library. Books from a seminar apparatus can only be borrowed with the permission of the head of the respective course. Gross violations of this regulation will result in the suspension of the borrowing option.

  • Institute of Sinology and East Asian Studies

    Contact
    Schlaunstraße 2
    48143 Münster
    Phone: +49 251 83-24574
    Fax: +49 251 83-29827
    E-Mail: sino@uni-muenster.de
    Homepage

    Opening hours in winter term 2022/23:

    Monday - Thursday: 9 am - 7 pm
    Friday: 9 am - 6 pm

    Use of the workstations

    Status: 01.04.2022

    General information

    • There is no longer a 3G credential required to use the library and check out items.
    • The mask requirement is also no longer applicable. However, in view of the current infection situation, we still ask you to wear a mask out of solidarity and for the protection of everyone in the institute.
    • Please continue to observe the usual hygiene rules (minimum distance, sneezing etiquette, hand hygiene).
    • Bags, backpacks, and jackets may not be taken into the library and must be locked up.
    • As usual, drinking from leak-proof and resealable drinking containers is permitted; eating is not allowed.
    • EMU researchers may use the ULB campus delivery service for articles from journals and sections from books.

    The library is a reference library. Lending is possible by arrangement. Journals, reference works (especially the shelfmark groups D and E), and the semester collections are not available for loan.

    For further information please visit our website.

    Contact person
    Dipl.-Bibl. Anne Sapich
    Tel. +49 251-83 24574
    anne.sapich@uni-muenster.de

  • Institute of Slavic Studies

    Contacts

    Institute of Slavic Studies - Library
    Bispinghof 3
    48143 Münster
    Website

    Library administrator
    Helena Burmistrov, B.A. (as representative for Antonia Nickel, Dipl.-Bibl.)
    Room 212
    Tel: +49 251 83-21155
    bibslav@uni-muenster.de

    Library circulation desk staff
    Tel: +49 251 83-24875
    aufsicht@uni-muenster.de

    Opening hours WS 2022/23: Monday - Thursday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Friday: 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

    The library is a reference library, lending may be possible.

  • Institute of Linguistics

    Contact
    Aegidiistraße 5
    48143 Münster
    Phone: +49 251 83-24492
    E-Mail: ifasbib@uni-muenster.de
    Homepage

    Opening hours
    Tuesday from 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
    Thursday from 12 am - 4 pm

    Library Indo-European Linguistics

    Contact
    Rosenstraße 9
    48143 Münster
    Phone: +49 251 83-29870
    Homepage [de]

    Opening hours
    by appointment

    Note
    The library is a reference library, loans are categorically impossible.

    Order of the Library of Indo-Germanic Studies

  • Institute of Romance Studies

    Opening hours in the winter semester 2022/23:

    Monday - Thursday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Friday: 10 a.m. - 3.30 p.m.

    Overview libraries [de]

    New central software for the WWU libraries

    At the beginning of August 2022, all WWU libraries will switch to a new library management system. This system is where the threads for acquiring, cataloging and lending media as well as for literature research come together.

    Please note that in the course of this changeover there will be some temporary restrictions in the acquisition of new media, in interlibrary loan and in on-site lending.

    Current news about the changeover and further information about the new system can be found on this page of the ULB.

    Library French Department

    Contact
    Bispinghof 3
    House A (ground floor)
    48143 Münster
    Phone: +49 251 83-24700
    Fax: +49 251 83-28351
    E-Mail: winzenri@uni-muenster.de  (Mrs Winzenried)                               
    Homepage [de]

    Library Italian Department

    Contact
    Bispinghof 3
    House A (first floor)
    48143 Münster
    Phone: +49 251 83-24679
    E-Mail: susanne.perrevoort@uni-muenster.de (Mrs Perrevoort)
    Homepage [de]

    Library Ibero-Roman Departement

    Contact
    Bispinghof 3
    House A (first floor)
    48143 Münster
    Phone: +49 251 83-24679
    E-Mail: susanne.perrevoort@uni-muenster.de  (Mrs Perrevoort)
    Homepage [de]

    The works on linguistics are located in all sub-libraries.
    The books on didactics are also located in the sub-libraries (French: room behind the library supervisor, shelfmark Did; Italian: secreted in room BA 119, shelfmark IS 55 and room BA 120, shelfmark IS 60; Spanish: copy room in front of BB 101, shelfmark SS 300).