Urgeschichte und Naturwissenschaftliche Archäologie

Library of Prehistory and Early History, Department of Early Prehistory and Quaternary Ecology

The library of the Department of Early Prehistory and Quaternary Ecology is open again!
Please note the following rules during your visit:

  • 3G rule:  (vaccinated, recovered or tested), appropriate proof must be presented. Exceptions to this rule are the collection and return of media
  • Keep distance (2m)
  • Obligation to wear a medical mask
  • Observe hygiene rules
  • Registration for the use of the library at: bibliothek.urgeschichte@ifu.uni-tuebingen.de

We continue to offer a scanning service of selected sections of literature. Please not that for legal reasons, complete works cannot be scanned.

Please send requests to use the library as well as for the digitalization of required literature by e-mail to: bibliothek.urgeschichtespam prevention@ifu.uni-tuebingen.de


Room 120 (1st floor)
Burgsteige 11 (Hohentübingen Castle)
72070 Tübingen


E-mail: bibliothek.urgeschichtespam prevention@ifu.uni-tuebingen.de
Telephone (secretary’s office): +49-(0)7071-2976457
Fax: +49-(0)7071-295714

Opening hours

Opening hours by arrangement
Closed on Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays


The library mainly focuses on literature regarding the Palaeolithic and the Mesolithic. In addition to various volumes on Palaeolithic archaeology in Europe, Africa, Asia and America, the stock also includes anthropology, botany/archaeobotany, ethnology, geosciences (especially Quaternary) and zoology/zooarchaeology. To a lesser extent, there are also publications on the Neolithic period.


In principle, the library of the Department of Early Prehistory and Quaternary Ecology is a reference library. Loans can only be granted in exceptional cases.