The Economics & Social Sciences Divisional Library ("BBWiSo") supplies information and literature on economics and social sciences. It is open to university teachers and students as a reference library; its holdings are kept on site for you to read.
Opening of Economics and Social Sciences Divisional Library study and work spaces – extension of opening hours
Starting 15 June 2020 students and staff of University of Göttingen can again learn and work in Economics and Social Sciences Divisional Library – and we are extending our opening hours for you.
To ensure complying with safety and hygiene regulations, especially regarding social distancing, the number of places for study and PC workstations is currently reduced and a registration procedure has been established.
If you would like to work and study in our libraries again, please:
- Bring your valid library card (student or staff ID).
- Wear your mouth nose protecting while moving within our locations – you can take it off at your workplace.
- Registration for workspace is done in the respective library location.
- Pay attention to the safety and hygiene regulations as displayed in the libraries.
Platz der Göttinger Sieben 3, +49 551 39-7256 (Tel.)
Access and location map
Changed opening hours
Mon - Fri 8:00 - 21:00
Sat 9:00 - 21:00
Extended opening hours on Sundays during the second exam period
20 September to 11 October 2020: Sun 9:00 - 21:00
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 from our library as well as from other libraries.
Textbook collection (basement level on the right, marked with "LBS" on the spine) four-week loan with option to extend
Weekend loan option for all items (except daily newspapers, non-bound periodicals, and books from the reserve book collections): Friday 2:00 pm - Monday 12:00 noon
BBWiSo holdings can be researched in the BBWiSo catalogue. This catalogue is part of the Göttingen University Catalogue (GUK).
Please find further information on our webpages Economics and Social Sciences. There you will find specialist databases, contact information for specialist staff, and can submit your procurement suggestions.
Are you limited in your personal mobility? Please take note of our information regarding parking facilities and barrier-free access points.
By public transport
From the train station
The bus lines 21 (Nikolausberg), and 23 (Faßberg) will get you to the stop "Platz der Göttinger Sieben". Pass the Central Library of the Göttingen State and University Library towards the campus. Follow on to the "Oeconomicum", Platz der Göttinger Sieben 3, on the left.
The bus timetables can be found on the Göttinger Verkehrsbetriebe website (German user interface only).
On foot from the train station
Leave by the exit "Zentrum", then turn left into Berliner Straße. Pass the Central Library of the Göttingen State and University Library towards the campus. Follow on to the "Oeconomicum", Platz der Göttinger Sieben 3, on the left. On foot, the library is a 10-minute walk from the train station.
Take the A 7 exit Göttingen, and drive all the way down Kasseler Landstraße in the direction Stadtmitte / Hauptbahnhof. Turn left onto Berliner Straße and continue straight on, until you get to the junction Berliner Straße / Weender Landstraße.
Turn left on the junction Berliner Straße / Weender Landstraße. You have reached the university pay-parking facility on Weender Landstraße.
Take the A 7 exit "Göttingen-Nord" and follow the feeder road until Hannoversche Straße, where you turn right in the direction Stadtmitte.
You can now turn left on Kreuzbergring, and use the university pay-parking facilities on Weender Landstraße (see map). The parking access is located at the start of Kreuzbergring.
Drive straight on to the junction Weender Landstraße /Berliner Straße, and turn left into Nikolausberger Weg; keep straight on past the library (long building) and turn left into Goßlerstraße. Here you can use metered parking spaces (2 h) to the left of the barrier leading to the staff car park, as well as the pay-parking garage at the end of Goßlerstraße on the right.