The University Library (UB), with its two locations in the Old Town and Neuenheimer Feld, is the central library responsible for the university's literature and information supply and offers a wide range of services.
The University Library is the management centre for the decentralised libraries and is responsible for all matters relating to the library system.
Facts & Figures
The library system of Heidelberg University, including the main library and the branch library, comprises a total of 38 libraries. With a stock of more than 3.2 million volumes, 3,000 continuously held printed journals and newspapers and over 150,000 e-journals, the University Library is one of the largest academic libraries in Germany.
The University Library is a competence centre for Open Access publishing platforms and digital research infrastructures for the university institutions and projects of Heidelberg University as well as for national and international cooperation partners.