The Philology Library – British/American Studies Section

Universität des Saarlandes
Campus Building B1 1
66123 Saarbrücken




The British/American studies section of the Philology Library functions as the library of the Department of English and contains approximately 35,000 items. Most of the collection is located in two reading rooms on the ground floor (level 0) of the main library building. A small part of the collection is located in the SULB closed stacks and these materials can be ordered via the Saarland OPAC online catalogue.

The focus of the collection is on the language and literature of Britain, the USA and anglophone cultures, particularly Canada and Australia. The library also contains materials on cultural studies and on English teaching methodologies and didactics. Apart from a small number of titles that are currently undergoing retrospective cataloguing, all items are indexed in the Saarland OPAC online catalogue.

The materials are shelved in accordance with the Regensburg Classification Scheme (RVK), familiar to you from the textbook collection. 

Shelf classification chart 1

Shelf classification chart 2

Borrowing conditions


The main SULB building contains: 32 PCs + study desks for students working on their final-year thesis, seven book scanners, three multi-function devices for printing, scanning, and copying, three group work rooms, of which one is equipped with a smartboard, a parent and child study room, two study spaces for blind and partially sighted users, one reader/printer for microfiches and microfilm materials, sixteen study carrels, the Fotostelle with its printing, copying and binding services, WiFi connectivity, lockers.

Stay on site

Please store bulky coats, jackets and bags in the lockers provided. Users may take drinks with them into the reading rooms. Mobile phones are not permitted in the reading rooms.

Disciplines at the location

British literary and cultural studies, North American literary and cultural studies, transcultural anglophone studies; other reading rooms house the collections of the other sections of the Philology Library: German studies, Romance studies and applied linguistics. Current literature covering all academic disciplines (except natural sciences and technology) is available in the textbook collection and in the closed stacks located in the main library building.


Natascha Magyar

University Press universaar

Subject specialist for

English studies
Business Information Systems
Slavic Studies