Institute of Sociology


The library of the Institute of Sociology is located in the Hegelbau, 1st floor, in the rooms of the Institute.

In accordance with the state government's new Corona Ordinance (effective 8/16/2021), admission to libraries in the "Hegelbau" is permitted only upon presentation of proof of testing, vaccination or convalescence.

Opening hours: Monday until Wednesday 9 a.m. to 16 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. to 12.45 p.m.

We offer a scanning service and lend books. In case of need, please send an e-mail to

The library of the Department of Sociology has existed since the founding of the Institute in the early 1960s. At present there are about 22.000 books and 3.000 journal volumes in our library, about 60 journals are subscribed to.

In contrast to the university library, our collection is a reference collection, i.e. books and journals should always be available and used in the library. Numerous workstations are available and one of the three library rooms can be used as a group workroom.

Our book stock is arranged systematically, i.e. the books are arranged according to their content. (Here you will find the text of the system including the index.) This makes it possible to obtain an overview of the contents of the literature on a specific topic even without a catalogue.

A scanner is available in the hallway next to the catalogue screens, photocopiers in the basement.


The IfSoz library scans individual articles from journals and books during Corona times on request for members of the university who are not in Tuebingen. Please report by e-mail to

The University Library offers a similar service under the title "Tübinger Aufsatzlieferdienst TAD" (Tübingen Essay Delivery Service TAD), the general conditions of which can be found at!

Library Team

Librarian: Dr. Jürgen Plieninger, Dipl. Bibl.
Library administration: Anja Schön
Library supervisors: Gudrun Schmid, Jasmin Schmid, Ulrike Schmid and Johanna Riedlinger.


Universität Tübingen
Institut für Soziologie
Wilhelmstr. 36
D-72074 Tübingen

Librarian 07071 - 29 76141
Library administration 07071 - 29 76142
Library supervisors 07071 - 29 75499

The library can also be contacted using the institute’s fax machine:
+49 7071 - 29 4216