Universität Bonn

Department of Economics

Staatswissenschaftliches Seminar
The Library of Economics

The Staatswissenschaftliche Seminar is the departmental library of economics.

We offer a large reading room with 165 workspaces for concentrated work as well as two group study rooms for up to six people each.

Here you will find subject- and study-related books and journals on economics and business administration, current textbooks, as well as a large collection of bachelor's, master's, and doctoral theses from our department.

Basically, we are a reference library, i.e. you can only work with the books on-site. However, there are special arrangements for borrowing. 

The general usage regulations for the institute libraries of the University of Bonn apply to the Library of Economics.

Opening hours

Monday - Friday
08:30 - 20:00
Saturday (Jan.-March & June-Sept. only)
08:30 - 20:00

The library is closed on Sundays and public holidays in NRW and from 23.12. to 1.1.

Upcoming closing days

03.10.2024 (Day of German Unity)
01.11.2024 (All Saints Day)

Via the University of Bonn's search portal bonnus, you can check the availability of titles in the ULB Main Library, the Department of Political Science, and other subject and institute libraries, and access a large number of eBooks and eJournals directly.

Updates & News

  • The Library of Economics will be closed from 03.08.24 - 17.08.24
  • Books to give away: Starting Thursday, 16.05.2024 there will be a cart of books in front of the library where you can take books home with you! Every Monday and Thursday there will be new books added, so come by regularly to not miss out.
  • The Studierendenwerk's writing advice service is now available every 1st Monday of the month in the ULB (Lernraum+) - drop by and get tips on the structure, outline and writing process of your term paper or thesis. Or make an individual appointment.
  • For printing you require a USB stick and the files have to be saved in pdf, jpg or tiff format.
  • Read more about the new DEAL contracts with Wiley, Springer Nature and Elsevier here and learn which journals are now accessible.
  • Library Tour: You want to get to know our library? Then contact our supervisor and we will invite you to our next library tour.
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