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African Studies at the University of Cologne

News Section African Studies

Corona virus

The institute is closed!

Secretariat and libraries (African Studies · Egyptology) can be reached by e-mail.

Regulations for the library of African Studies:

Books can be picked up after pre-ordering by e-mail, stating author name, book title and shelfmark (letter/number combination in the KUG next to the location details of the "African Studies Library") on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 11 am and 1 pm. Exceptions to these times are noted on the contact page.

You can pick up or return books in the specified time. Please wear a mouth-and-nose cover (everyday mask) and have your library card or identity card ready for borrowing. In order to be able to trace possible SARS-CoV-2 infections, we have to register all visitors to the institute.

Seminar room I is available as a workplace in the institute. Reservation is required for use.
The loan period (3 weeks) and the reminder fee (2 Euro per week per book) will remain.


The university generally cancels classroom teaching and examinations until further notice. Teaching is usually practiced via digital formats. The research colloquium "Transition" will probably be postponed to the next semester.

Please contact the respective lecturer for information on your events.

Please inform yourself about the current status of the regulations on the information page of the university on the corona virus.

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