Text book collection
The text book collection is shelved in the "Ausleihzentrum", behind the revolving door, opposite the issue desk.
The collection consists of multiple issues of frequently used text books and introductory or basic literature. It is open for use to all library card owners but its main purpose is to serve the students of the University.
There are about 80 000 books shelved in the text book collection in the main library in Wilhelmstrasse. These are titles from the humanities, arts, social and earth sciences and medicine.
In the branch library for natural sciences you will find text books for mathematics, chemistry, pharmacy, biology, biochemistry, computer science, physics and astronomy as well as for general natural sciences.
How to find the book you need
- You can go to the shelves for your subject in the text book collection and browse through the sub-groups until you find a suitable title.
- Or you can search for a specific title in the Bibliothekskatalog Tübingen. There you'll find the exact shelf number in the text book collection.
If you would like to narrow your search in the catalogue to the text book collection only, go to the "Advanced Search", choose "sub-collections". then click on the grey button which has just appeared to choose "Lehrbuchsammlung UB". You then continue your search for a title as usual. The catalogue will show you only the relevant titles shelved in the text book collection.
How to borrow book from the text book collection
Um ein gewünschtes Buch auszuleihen
- go to the relevant shelf for your subject
- select the book
- take it to the issue desk / evening issue desk along with your library card.
Regulations concerning the loan period, reminders etc. are the same as for the rest of the library's collection.
Possession of a library card is necessary for borrowing from the text book collection!