Getting here by Public Transportation

More detailed information on how to get here by public transport is available on the pages of the Deutsche Bahn AG (German Rail)
or the Verkehrsverbund Rhein/Sieg (VRS – local tram/bus services).
You can find a map of the train and tram network for Cologne on the pages of the Verkehrsverbund Rhein/Sieg (in German, PDF document, requires Adobe Reader).

From Cologne Main Station

to the University and City Library of Cologne (Central Library):

Take the tram (numbers 16, 18) to Neumarkt (2 stops).
From there, take the tram (number 9 heading for Sülz) and get off at “Universität” (4 stops).
Ticket machines (some do not accept notes) are located on the platform and the tram itself.
The journey takes about 20 minutes.

to the Library of Human Sciences:

Take the tram (numbers 16, 18) to Neumarkt (2 stops).
From there, take the tram (numbers 1, 7 heading for Weiden West/Junkersdorf or Frechen/Haus Vorst) and get off at “Universitätsstr.” (3 stops) or alternatively take the bus number 136 heading for Hohenlind and get off at Karl-Schwering-Platz.
Ticket machines (some do not accept notes) are located on the platform and the tram itself.
The journey takes about 20 minutes.

From Köln-Deutz/Messe train station

to the University and City Library of Cologne (Central Library):

Take the tram number 9 heading for Sülz to “Universität” (7 stops).
Ticket machines (some do not accept notes) are located on the platform and the tram itself.
The journey takes about 20 minutes.

to the Library of Human Sciences:

Take the number 1 heading for Weiden West/Junkersdorf and get off at “Universitätsstr.” (10 stops).
Ticket machines (some do not accept notes) are located on the platform and the tram itself.
The journey takes about 20 minutes.

From Köln-Süd train station

to the University and City Library of Cologne (Central Library):

Exit the station towards “Zülpicher Straße”.
From there you can take the tram number 9 heading for Sülz to “Universität” (1 stop).

Or you can walk:
Turn left after exiting the station and head down Zülpicher Straße. The library is located just beyond the intersection of Zülpicher Straße/Universitätstr..
Duration: approx. 5-10 min

Company Outing 2015
Library will be closed on Thursday, 27 August 2015.
Friday, 31 July 2015
Our Rare Books Reading Room will be closed due to shooting.
Server Downtime
Friday, 31.07.2015,
7 a.m until approx. 8 a.m.: our internet services will not be available.
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