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.
Virtual tour (in German) of the BBWiSo
Our current info flyer Social and Economic Sciences (PDF 140 KB, in German) offers you a clear compilation of our service offers and numerous further links.
Platz der Göttinger Sieben 3, +49 551 39-27256 (Tel.)
Access and location map
Due to a bomb disposal in Göttingen's Weststadt, the Central Library, the Economics & Social Sciences Divisional Library, the Cultural Studies Divisional Library and the Learning and Study Building (LSG) will remain closed on Saturday 23 September.
During the second exam period the library will be open on Sundays from 24 September to 8 October 2023 from 9:00 to 21:00.
- Mon – Fri 8:00 – 21:00
- Sat 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.
- freely accessible and systematically categorised monographs, textbooks, periodicals, manuals and encyclopedias (approximately 496,000 volumes in total)
- databases for information and literature research
- electronic periodicals
- 220 individual work places
- 140 group work places
- 570 lockers for jackets, bags etc.
- a parent-child room
- PCs with access to numerous catalogues, licensed databases, all functions (programmes, internet, printing) for students at Göttingen University and registered private individuals
- WiFi web-access (via GuestOnCampus and eduroam). Also additional plug sockets.
- printing, copying and scanning facilities
- scanners for free usage
- semester reserves
- guided tours (by prior arrangement)
- rally in the library to do it yourself
- Economics, Social and Political Sciences consultation hour
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 - Monday.
BBWiSo holdings can be researched in GöDiscovery and 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.