Subject librarian

Subject-specific training courses

There are no subject-specific training courses available for General Literary Studies. Please refer to the courses offered by the individual philologies.

For subject-specific questions relating to information research, please get in touch with the subject librarian.

All training opportunities

An overview of all training opportunities available at the University Library can be found here.


University Library holdings

primary literature

  • in German translation: important individual works of various literatures that are not taught at the University of Basel, for example Japanese

secondary literature

  • fundamental works: encyclopaedias, handbooks and literary histories overarching national literatures
  • wide provision of monographic literature on literary criticism and literary theory, comprehensive studies on literatures, authors, genres and epochs
  • important literary journals and journals on literary studies

historical collections

  • older scholarly literature

no holdings

  • applied literary didactics
  • teaching materials and textbooks for literature classes
  • audiobooks and film adaptations of literature

libraries with additional collections

  • all philological institutes
  • Pädagogisches Zentrum PZ.BS: works on literary didactics, textbooks and teaching materials
  • GGG Stadtbibliothek: fiction from around the globe