University of Erfurt

Welcome to the Gotha Research Library

Opening Hours, Closing Times and Arrival

House Address, Mailing Address

Universität Erfurt
Forschungsbibliothek Gotha
Schlossplatz 1
Schloss Friedenstein
99867 Gotha

Opening Hours:

Monday - Friday   9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday              9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Service Hours:

Monday - Friday   9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Lending, information, use of historical and special collections in the Special Reading Room

To use books from the magazine on the same day, they must have been ordered before 4:30 pm.
They are then available from 5:00 pm.
The return of media is possible during the opening hours of the library.
The information counters (general information, special reading room) are staffed with qualified personnel during the service times.

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By train:
By car:

Parking: in front of the castle entrance (fee), access via Parkallee.

For Gotha Research Library approach via the castle's yard and by the representative portal between north and east wings (from the train station or parking lot from the right, from the old town from the left).
Enter through the historical Duke stairs or a lift and go directly to the issue desk and the reading rooms on the 1st floor.

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