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The shared library of the General Linguistics and Historical-Comparative Linguistics sections is a reference library. Our library regulations (only in German) apply.

Some of the journals held in the library can also be accessed online (from inside the university network).

The KUG ("Kölner Universitäts-Gesamtkatalog" = Cologne University's central library catalogue) is an online search engine that allows you to simultaneously search the catalogues of all our campus libraries.

Please note:

  • The keywords in the book catalogue for the General and Historical-Comparative Linguistics library are in English.
  • Single languages have the additional keyword "language" (e.g. Turkish language), language families the keyword "languages" (e.g. Bantu languages).