Information & service enquiries

Virtual information desk at the Göttingen State and University Library - new consulting hours!

Get information and advice at our virtual information desk during the time of the Covid-19 pandemic.

In a video conference in the BigBlueButton room, we are available to answer your questions live now every week-day from 11:00 to 12:00.

Many questions, e. g. about your bibliographic research, can be easily clarified in a short conversation or shown on the screen. The BigBlueButton software is provided by the university and some of you may already be familiar with it. The use of the camera is of course voluntary! You will find data protection information on the subject of videoconferencing on the University of Göttingen website.

In order to make information and advice as simple as possible, we do not assign appointments. You can enter the room at any time on the above mentioned dates. The software is configured in such a way that only one person at a time is allowed to enter the room. If we are already in a consultation, you will see the message ’Wait for the moderator‘, please be patient if necessary. We are happy to be there for you in this way.

We are of course also available during our opening hours Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 18:00 by phone at +49 551 39-5231 (Tel.) and answer e-mail to If necessary, we will also be happy to put you in touch with contact persons at the Göttingen State and University Library. We also answer questions that go beyond library issues. Our information service is free of charge and available to all interested parties.

Naturally, you will also receive information and answers to your service enquiries in the Historical Building and in the Forestry, Physics, Cultural Studies and Economics & Social Sciences Divisional Libraries as well as in the Medical Library and the Waldweg Library.

Are you restricted in your personal mobility or visually impaired?

We will be glad to help answer your questions on the use of our facilities. Please find further information on our pages Services for individuals with restricted personal mobility and Services for the visually impaired.

Written Information

Do you have any bibliographical questions or need some information on our holdings?

Please contact Written Information, where we will be happy to help you. Please note that there are different contact persons for our modern and our historical holdings. 

We will assist you in preparing for your visit to the Göttingen State and University Library, help you with your questions about photocopy and scanning requests and advise you on the options that best suit your needs. Please consult our current price list for photocopy and scanning requests.

Do you need reproductions of entire works or of individual images from our holdings for printing purposes?

Please submit a simple request (email) for reproduction permission and state their proposed use. It is usually possible to grant your request by return mail.