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Information of the WiSo Faculty Library Service regarding COVID19

Partial access for lending and return

From Monday, May 4th, 2020 books can be borrowed and returned in four libraries of the WiSo Faculty, subject to the rules for visitors.

The reading rooms of the libraries and access to the open access areas will remain closed!

Rules for visitors

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

  • Prepare your visit to the library and get information on the homepage and in the catalogue:
    • For borrowing: In advance, write an e-mail to the library (address see below) with your borrowing requests. We will prepare the books for you and give you a date for picking them up.
    • For returning the books: Write an e-mail (see below) with the date you would like to come to the library, we will give you a date when you can return the books.

  • According to the Corona Protection Ordinance (§ 4 Libraries) we are obliged to register your contact details.
  • You are only allowed to enter the library with a mouth and nose protector.
  • 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.

Libraries and opening hours

Library of
Business Administration
(Sigel 106)

Sibille-Hartmann-Str. 2-8
50969 Köln

Political Science Library
(Sigel 125)

Gottfried-Keller-Str. 6
50931 Köln

Sociology Library
(Sigel 132)

Universitätsstr. 24
50931 Köln

Economics Library
(Sigel 101)

Universitätsstr. 22a
50923 Köln

opening hours:
Monday – Friday
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m

opening hours:
Monday – Friday
from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

opening hours:
Mo., Wd., Fr.:
from 10 a.m to 2 p.m.
Tu. und Th.: 
from to 2 a.m. to 6 p.m.

opening hours:
Monday – Friday
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m






Einzelarbeitsplatz im Lesesaal der BWL- oder VWL-Bibliothek buchen

Seit dem 21.06.2021 stehen Ihnen wieder Einzelarbeitsplätze im Lesesaal der BWL- und der VWL-Bibliothek zur Verfügung. Über ein Reservierungssystem können Sie einen Arbeitsplatz für bis zu 4 Stunden buchen. Eine Reservierung ist zwingend erforderlich. Alle weiteren Informationen und Regeln zur Reservierung und zur Lesesaalnutzung finden Sie auf der Homepage der Bibliothek.

Services of UCL in the Corona crisis

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the use of all libraries at the University of Cologne is still very limited. All those responsible are constantly developing new solutions to gradually improve the situation for students, teachers and researchers.

Further information can also be found on the website of the University and City Library (UCL).