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University and City Library of Cologne

Joint Specialist Library of Sociology

Loan desk

Universitätsstr. 24
WiSo-Gebäude 101, BT 2
Room 0.222
Fon: +49 (0)221-470-2652



Dear library users,

The library of Sociology has been affiliated with the University and City Library of Cologne and is now named "Joint Specialist Library of Sociology of the Faculty of Economics, Management and Social Sciences and the University and City Library of Cologne (USB)".

Therefore, the user regulations and the loan periods of the USB apply.

Media can only be borrowed with a valid USB card and then be managed online via your own USB account. Extensions in the library are no longer possible.

Opening hours

Montag/Monday:09:00 - 13:00 Uhr14:00 - 17:00 Uhr
Dienstag/Tuesday:09:00 - 13:00 Uhr14:00 - 18:00 Uhr
Mittwoch/Wednesday:09:00 - 13:00 Uhr14:00 - 17:00 Uhr
Donnerstag/Thursday:09:00 - 13:00 Uhr14:00 - 18:00 Uhr
Freitag/Friday:09:00 - 13:00 Uhr-

Library stock

  • Monographs: about 53,000 volumes
  • Journals: Available online via USB

The entire book collection in the specialist library of Sociology can be searched via the USB online catalogue.


Since the beginning of February, a scanner is available for users of the library. After registration with the library staff, you can use the scanner during the opening hours of the library. Scans can be made free of charge and stored on the user's own USB stick. Paper printouts, however, are not possible on this device.