Library of the Institute of Musicology

Universität des Saarlandes
Campus C6 2
Level 3
66123 Saarbrücken



In addition to scholarly literature on music, the Musicology Library also houses sheet music and a number of special collections. Since 2011, the Department of Musicology’s library has operated one of Germany’s largest archives of chansons with over 2000 CDs and about 20,000 French-language works. The Hahn Music Archive of Saarland (Saarländisches Musikarchiv Dr. Robert Hahn) contains an extensive collection of handwritten and printed materials covering the musical history of the Saar region in the 20th century. The collection is based on the private collection of the music teacher and critic Dr. Robert Hahn (1892–1974). A major holding in the archive is the AMEFA Karl Ristenpart Collection, which documents the role Ristenpart played in the musical life of Saarland.

The Musicology Library is areference library. This ensures that students and interested members of the public who wish to use our facilities for study or research have access to all items in the collections. The CDs and other audio recordings are available for on-site listening only. Private individuals are also welcome to use the library’s materials and resources.


A large number of quiet and bright workplaces invite you to work on site. In addition, a separate workroom is available. Technical equipment includes PCs, scanners and a silent piano.


Stay on site

Lockers for storing jackets and personal belongings are available.
The consumption of food and drinks is not allowed.
The holdings may not be moved to other floors with the exception of the use of the scanner on the 2nd floor.

Disciplines at the location

Musicology, NTNM Library (chemistry, physics, biology, pharmaceutical science, materials science and systems engineering)