Korean Studies

Library of the Department for Korean Studies



Due to the new COVID-19 regulations all library visitors have to provide proof of the so called "3G" (recovered, vaccinated, or tested)!
Exempt are visitors that wish to return or pick up books only.


Operating hours

The Korean Studies Department Library will be open during the following hours during this winter semester (2021/22):

Monday - Thursday: 10:00 - 16:00h

Guideline for separate book lending

Via our separate book lending students can borrow

for up to two weeks

Please note that only books that are related to the thesis' topic can be borrowed for the B.A.- or M.A.-thesis via our separate book lending.

The department reserves the right to request the return of a borrowed book before the deadline for special reasons. The borrowing student has the legal responsibility to return these books ahead of the deadline.

As with regular book lending, the student can be fined for the belated return or loss of a borrowed book. 


  1. The student fills out the contact form for the separate book lending.
  2. The student places a information card (given by the librarian) at the borrowed books place on the shelf, containing the following information:

 author, title and signature of the book
separate book lending
 return date (form and information card will be stamped simultaneously)

Information regarding the semester break

During the semester break up to 3 books can be borrowed due to the closing of the library. Please notice, that borrowed books have to be returned during the first two days of the new semester. Late returns will be fined with 1 Euro per book and day. We will provide further information on when the library will be open during the break and re-open after the new semester starts on our "news & events" page as well as our facebook page.


Using the Central library's OPAC (using title, author, etc.)
Central Library

Using "Blauer Leihverkehr":

Link to the field-specific library for East- and Southeastasian research CrossAsia

Focus areas of the collection (alphabetical order):

The Korean studies department library is a reference library. It comprises of the most extensive collection of journal articles of all european Korean studies seminars. Transcription of Korean titles is done using McCune-Reischauer. Enrolled students are able to borrow titles from the library.