Waldweg Library

The Waldweg Library supplies information and literature on teaching methodology, pedagogy, philosophy, psychology, and sports sciences.


Due to construction work at the location Waldweg there might be some noise nuisance in the reading room of the Waldweg Library. Ceilings, walls and the front of the building will be renovated. New doors, an elevator and ramps will be installed for a better accessibility of the location.

Access to the library is possible via Waldweg, but the backside entrance to the library is blocked.




Waldweg Library

Waldweg 26, Tel.: +49 551 39-33176
Access and location map

Changed opening hours over the Christmas and New Year period
The Waldweg Library will be closed from 22 December 2018 until 1 January 2019.

Information Desk, access and use

Mon - Thu 9:00 - 19:00
Fri 9:00 - 17:00

Information Desk, access and use during Lecture-free Period

Mon - Thu 9:00 - 17:00
Fri 9:00 - 16:00

Our services

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.

We offer:

  • freely accessible and systematically categorised monographs, textbooks, periodicals, manuals, encyclopedias, and other items
  • individual workplaces
  • group workstations
  • PCs for catalogue research
  • Stud IT workplaces with Windows or Linux OS
  • WiFi web-access
  • printing, copying and scanning facilities
  • semester reserves
  • library tours


The majority of the holdings can be taken out on loan for a period of four weeks. The remainder can be taken out on loan for short period of two days or over the weekend (with the exception of periodicals, encyclopedias, and loose-leaf publications).

Literature not available at the Waldweg Library can be ordered by way of inter-library loan or document delivery services.

The Waldweg Library holdings can be researched in its own catalogue. This catalogue is part of the Göttingen University Catalogue (GUK).

Location Waldweg Library

How to get to the Waldweg Library

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

Take the bus line 41 (Weende-Ost) from the train station to the stop "Humboldtallee". Keep left towards the traffic lights and Nikolausberger Weg. Then turn left to reach the Waldweg. The library is located 500 m down the road on the right.
Or take line 42 (Papenberg) to the stop "Maria-Montessori-Weg".

From the city centre

The bus line 80 (Klausberg) from the city centre will take you to the stop "Waldweg". Then turn left to reach the Waldweg. The library is located 500 m down the road on the right.

The bus timetables can be found on the Göttinger Verkehrsbetriebe website (German user interface only).

By car

From the motorway A 7, take the exit "Göttingen Nord" and follow the feeder road to Hannoversche Straße. There you turn right towards "Stadtmitte". Continue on to Kreuzbergring and turn left. Continue on until you reach the third cross roads, and turn right into Waldweg. The library is located on the left.