Institute of Medieval History

Seminar Library


Wilhelmstr. 36 (Hegelbau)
2nd floor
D-72074 Tübingen

Opening hours (semester and semester break):

Mon – Fr 8.30am–5.30pm
Sat closed
Closed on Sundays and public holidays

The opening hours also apply during the semester breaks.


Librarian: Mrs. Katrin Wagner
Room 213
E-Mail: bibliothek.mittelalterspam
Phone: +49 7071/29 7 60 70
Fax: +49 7071/29 59 05

Office hours:
Mon–Fri 9am–12am

If you have any questions or problems concerning the library, please contact the librarian or the student assistants (room 213 or room 217b).

Access to the library

The library is located on the second floor of the Hegelbau (turn right when you arrive on the second floor). The main entrance of the Hegelbau is equipped with a ramp. An elevator is available, but it is only from the second floor that it can be used without a special key. If necessary, a key can be obtained from the library supervisor of the Seminar of Philology (Hegelbau, ground floor, left wing) to use the elevator on the ground floor.

The library may only be entered without coats and bags. Lockers are located in the lower floor of the Hegelbau (a padlock is required).

Online catalogue and new aquisitions

Borrowing books and Suggestions for purchase

In general, all books can only be read in the library (Präsenzbibliothek).
But they can be borrowed over weekends or public holidays (normally only up to five books). If you want to borrow books from the library, you have to present a valid student card.

Borrowing: Fri 9am – 12am
Returning: Mon 9am – 12am

Please contact the librarian in room 213.

Suggestions for purchase:

Use this form to recommend a book for purchase. You will be informed about the purchase decision.

Online databases and reference works

The University Library offers several important databases and reference works. You have to be a member of the University of Tübingen to access them.

Presentation of the library


Find your way with the Classification overview.

Main collections:

  • History of the Carolingian Period
  • Church and papal History
  • German and Italian History in the Middle Ages
  • Legal History
  • Medieval Historiography

Holdings (as of january 2019):

  • In total: approximately 27.700 volumes, of which approx. 3.320 journal volumes
  • 17 journals


The library has 18 reading places in the library rooms 217, 218, 219.

WiFi access is available in all library rooms.

Self-service photocopiers are available on the 1st, 2nd and 4th floor. They require a student or guest card. Guest Cards can be purchased at the Info Point, Wilhelmstr. 13, right across the street.