Opening hours


The Linguistics Library is part of the Unitobler Libraries

The Linguistics Library is open to the public; however, its collections are primarily intended for members of the university, students and other specialists.

For general information about infrastructure, borrowing and returning, courier, information and research assistance please visit the website of the Unitobler Libraries.


  • 24 long-term work spaces for students of linguistics (registration with library staff)
  • 1 online catalog terminal
  • 1 self-lending terminal

Library introductions

Library introductions are offered as part of courses as well as on request.

The subject librarian for general and comparative linguistics Lea Helfenstein offers tutorials on subject-specific research.

Bibliothek Sprachwissenschaft

Collections in the fields of:

  • specialized academic literature on general linguistics, on historical-comparative linguistics and on Indo-European studies
  • special areas: psycholinguistics (especially language acquisition), Indian and Iranian (language and culture), Caucasus (language and culture), Tibeto-Burmese linguistics