Departmental Library

The library remains closed on 5/10/2020.

Current Services

  • Opening Hours
    We offer study spaces (prior online booking required)
    Monday to Friday from 9.00 a.m. – 12.00 noon and 1.00 p.m. – 4.00 p.m.
    The midday hour Monday to Friday 12.00 noon – 1 p.m. is reserved for book pickups and returns (prior email appointment required)
  • Study spaces in the SEP-Library available with online booking only! - We offer reading room and single user spaces via our booking system

Mouth-nose covers must be worn at all times in Library rooms and corridors – but you may take them off while seated at your allocated desk!
If you wish to visit our Library you can book a study space for a limited amount of time.

How to get to your study space:

  • Please book a space here: SEP Online Booking (no login necessary!)
  • Please wear your mask at all times while you are in the library. You may only take it off while seated at your alllocated desk.
  • Please keep physical distance to others (> 1,5m) and follow hygiene regulations.
  • Please take a book basket at entry and register at the help desk.
  • Please fill in the required contact form and hand it in before leaving.
  • All study spaces and computer terminals are being cleaned after each booking session. Please wash you hands before and after use of scanners, printers and copy machines or use the provided hand sanitizers.

We thank you for your patience and understanding. Some of the measures may seem complicated / superfluous to you but they are due to hygiene- and safety regulations. We shall adjust and extend our services according to current developments and changes in regulations.

We are happy to welcome you back and wish you a pleasant and safe stay in our Library
Your SEP-Library Team

If you have any questions please contact: sep.bibliothek(at)

To ensure the best possible literature supply in times of emergency operations we offer a Copy Service and Emergency Lending Operations to Researchers and Students.

The SEP Library offers access to textbooks and reference collections.The current holdings of the Library are comprised of around 68.500 volumes.