Korean Studies

Korean Studies Department Library

During the Pentecost break (May 30 - June 2), the library is open from 1:00 to 4:00 pm.

Borrowing Information

  • A maximum of 5 books may be borrowed at a time.
  • The standard loan period is 14 days.
  • Books that are borrowed for writing a B.A. or M.A. Thesis may be borrowed for up to 28 days.
  • The loan period can be extended by 7 days per email (bibliothekspam prevention@koreanistik.uni-tuebingen.de) or in person, as long as the book has not been put on hold by another user.
  • If a book you want has already been borrowed, you can put it on hold. We will inform you by email when the book is available.
  • During the semester break, a maximum of 5 books can be borrowed for the entire period. These must be returned within the first week of the new semester.
  • Books that are reserved for classes and books with a pink call number label cannot be borrowed from the library.

Library Staff & Opening Hours

Library Staff

Librarian: Annika Timmins

Student Assistants: Mara Kastl, Sarah Backhaus, Selma Bannert

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday: 10:00 AM - 04:30 PM

Finding books

Our books can be found using the following catalogues:

Katalog Plus


The AOI catalog contains only the holdings of the AOI libraries (Ethnology, Indology, Japanese Studies, Oriental and Islamic Studies, Korean Studies, Chinese Studies) with better search and display functions for foreign characters. Therefore, this catalog should preferably be used when searching in Korean.

Cross Asia

Cross Asia provides access to electronic resources related to Korean studies that are not included in the licensing of the University of Tübingen.

To access the licensed databases, you must register on the Cross Asia website and then download the appropriate form. You will need to print this out and bring it to the secretary's office to have it stamped. Then, scan the form and email it to Cross Asia.

Link to the Virtual Library East and Southeast Asia "CrossAsia"

LTI Korea

The Literature Translation Institute of Korea provides free access to a wide range of Korean literature in English, German, and many other languages as e-books and audiobooks.

Link to the LTI Korea website

Focus Areas of the Collection

The Korean Studies Library contains approximately 20,000 books and holds the most extensive periodical collection of all Korean Studies seminars in Europe.

The library's areas of focus cover, in alphabetical order, the following areas:

Korean titles are transcribed according to the McCune-Reischauer system.