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University and City Library of Cologne

Joint Specialist Library of Sociology

The doors to the main building (building no. 100) and WiSo building (building no. 101) are currently closed, but the  Library of Sociology is open, see below for opening hours. We will pick you up at the entrance door to the WiSo building after booking an appointment

                                                                                Please note:  

                               Please make an appointment for return or loan of media as of now

Dear users of the Library of Sociology,

The current Corona regulations stipulate that access to the libraries is only possible by making an appointment in advance. To do so, please use the link and follow the instructions there:

Via the link, you can choose a day and a time slot.for the return or loan of ordered media 14 days in advance

Due media can be returned without appointment in case that no more appointments are available.

In order to prevent the spread of the Corona virus, all visitors must observe the following rules:

  • Prepare your visit to the library and inform yourself on the homepage and in the catalogue:
    • For borrowing: Write an e-mail to the library ( with your borrowing requests in advance, we can then have the books ready for you and give you a date for picking them up.
    • For returning the books: Write an e-mail ( with the date you would like to come to the library, we will then give you a date when you can return the books.

  • According to the Corona Protection Regulations (§ 4 Libraries) we are obliged to register your contact details.
  • You can only enter the library with a mouth and nose mask.
  • Please come alone.
  • Please stay in the building only as long as necessary.
  • Please always keep a distance of 2 meters to all persons.
  • Please observe the general hygiene regulations.

Thank you very much for your help and understanding!

For the time being, the following opening hours apply to the lending and return of books:


10:00 - 14:00


10:00 - 14:00


10:00 - 18:00


10:00 - 14:00


10:00 - 14:00


Loan desk

Universitätsstr. 24
WiSo-Gebäude 101, BT 2
Room 0.222
Fon: +49 (0)221-470-2652


Library stock

  • Monographs: about 53,000 volumes
  • Journals: Available online via USB

The entire book collection in the specialist library of Sociology can be searched via the USB online catalogue.