The Philology Library – Romance Studies Section

Universität des Saarlandes
Campus Building B1 1
66123 Saarbrücken



The Romance studies section of the Philology Library functions as the library of the Department of Romance Language and Literature and contains approximately 100,000 items.

The 32,000 most important works in the collection are housed on the ground floor (level 0) of the main library building.

The remaining items in the collection can be requested via the Saarland OPAC online catalogue.

The focus is on works covering linguistic and literary studies of the Romance languages. The library also contains material on cultural studies, on the methodologies and didactics of teaching Romance languages as well as publications concerned with intercultural communication. Special holdings include a collection of older French textbooks and teaching materials and around 1200 volumes that were published before 1850.

Shelf classification chart

Classification system

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

Romance studies and intercultural communication; other reading rooms house the collections of the other sections of the Philology Library: British literary and cultural studies, North American literary and cultural studies, transcultural anglophone studies, German 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.