Library for Social Sciences

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you only need to borrow or return books, please do this directly and without a seat reservation (Monday to Friday from 9am-1pm and 2pm-6pm), starting with May 3, 2021.

Information about reserving a seat

Please note that you can only use the reading area if you have reserved a time slot in the online calendar, with no exceptions. Reservations can be made on this page under Online Reservation (see below).

Who can reserve a seat?

Only WU students may reserve a seat.

Which rules apply for reserving a seat?
  • You may have up to 3 active reservations. If you already have 3 reservations active, no new reservation can be made until another expires or is cancelled.

  • Seats may be booked up to 7 days in advance.

  • To make your reservation, please 1. log in with your WU account data, 2. select your time slot, and 3. confirm the reservation.

  • You will receive a confirmation email when you make a reservation.

  • Please keep this confirmation and your WU student ID ready. It is not necessary to print this confirmation. You can present it in digital form.

  • If a library user shows signs of being unwell, library staff may deny this person access to the study areas.

  • The University Library reserves the right to cancel reservations. In the event that your reservation is cancelled, we will notify you by email.

  • If you cannot keep your appointment, please cancel your reservation.

Which time slots can be booked?

Opening hours

Specific requirements

Protectice measures COVID-19

The wearing of mouth and nose protectors (FFP2) is mandatory in the library as well as at the learning spaces. Please keep a safe distance of 2 meters from other people.

As of April 26, 2021, one of the following proofs must be presented to enter and remain in WU buildings.

Online reservation