Philosophisches Seminar


Library Service during Corona

The library is currently open to students and staff from Monday to Friday, 8am-8pm. To enter the library, you need to pick up an entrance card from the porter on the ground floor.

At the moment there are only 7 work spaces available. Wearing masks and keeping the prescribed distance is mandatory in the entire building.

In urgent cases (e.g. exam preparation), you can borrow books from the Philosophy Library by requesting them online and picking them up on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 9am and 12pm. To request books, please email Bursespam


Universität Tübingen
Philosophisches Seminar
Bursagasse 1
72070 Tübingen

Regular Library Service

Library Hours
Monday to Friday, 8am-10pm

The collection of the Philosophy Library comprises around 60,000 volumes and 31 periodicals.

Online Catalog of the Philosophy Library and the University Library.


How to Use the Library

On-Site Usage
This is a reference library. All books can be used in the library. There are several work spaces available for this purpose.

Weekend Borrowing
A limited number of books can be taken out over the weekend (from Thursday 1pm until Monday 12pm). To check out books, please take them to the porter on the ground floor. This is also where you return the books.

Scanning and Copying
You can scan and make copies of book chapters and journal articles using the student copier. To do this, you need a student ID with credit.