The Central Library of the Göttingen State and University Library offers all the services of a modern academic library on 22,000 square metres.
We are happy to assist you with any questions you may have about the use of the library and to assist you in finding and borrowing specialist literature.
- personal support at the Reading Room Desk and at the Info Point
- freely accessible monographs, reference works, and encyclopedias sorted by subject in Reading Room 1, periodicals in Reading Room 2
- bibliographies in the reference section
- databases for information and literature research
- electronic periodicals
- daily newspapers
- semester reserves
- PCs with access to numerous catalogues, licensed databases with electronic periodicals and full texts. Stud IT offers all functions (programmes, internet, printing) to students at Göttingen University at these PCs.
- printing options at the Learning Resources Center for students and staff of Göttingen University
- multi-functional devices
- self-issue terminals
- individual workplaces, group workplaces
Please find an overview of the Central Library floor plans here.
For further information, please visit our pages on subjects and collections. There you will find specialist databases, contact information for specialist staff, and can submit your purchase suggestions.
Location Central Library
How to get to the Central Library
By public transport
By bus from the train station
The bus lines 21 (Nikolausberg) and 23 (Faßberg) will take you to the "Platz der Göttinger Sieben" bus stop in close proximity to the Central Library. From there, you will be able to see the characteristic rotunda, which houses the main entrance to the Central Library.
You can find the bus timetables on the Göttingen Transport Services (German user interface only) website.
On foot from the train station
The Central Library is about 10 minutes' walk from the train station. Leave the station via the exit "Zentrum", turn right and continue along the Berliner Straße. Cross at the junction of Berliner Straße and Weender Landstraße and turn left until you reach the "Auditorium" bus stop. From there, you will be able to see the characteristic rotunda, which houses the main entrance to the Central Library.
Take the A7 exit "Göttingen" and drive all the way down Kasseler Landstraße in the direction of "Stadtmitte / Hauptbahnhof". Turn left onto Berliner Straße and continue straight on until you reach the junction of Berliner Straße and Weender Landstraße.
Turn left on the junction Berliner Straße / Weender Landstraße. The university pay-parking facility on Weender Landstraße is located on your right.
Take the A7 exit "Göttingen-Nord" and follow the feeder road until you reach Hannoversche Straße. Turn right towards "Stadtmitte".
To use the university pay-parking facilities on Weender Landstraße (see map), turn left onto Kreuzbergring. The parking access is located at the start of Kreuzbergring.
You may also drive straight on to the junction of Weender Landstraße and Berliner Straße and turn left onto Nikolausberger Weg. Past the library (glass building), turn left onto Goßlerstraße. Here you can use metered parking spaces (2 h) to the left of the barrier leading to the staff car park or the pay-parking garage at the end of Goßlerstraße on the right.