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University and City Library of Cologne

Joint Specialist Library of Sociology

The main building (building no. 100) and the WiSo building (building no. 101) remain closed until 31.01.2021, the Library of Sociology, however, is open. You will find the opening hours below. Access to the library is currently only possible via the night entrance (left door at the entrance of the main building, please ring the bell).


                                                                                Please note:  

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

Dear users of the Library of Sociology,,

the library lending desk will move soon (more details will follow). In the course of this we will introduce an appointment booking system. To do so, please go to the link provided 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!

The workplaces cannot be used!


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.