The specialist library for language gives you access to current literature in the areas of language education, multilingualism, DAZ/DAF and social diversity. In addition, we accompany and support you in the early stages of the writing process, for example in finding ideas and researching literature. We create (writing) spaces where conversation and exchange with fellow students is possible.

The library "Language Education" is located at the Institute for German Language and Literature and its Didactics (IDD) in room C 1.131 and is not part of the central library. All interested people, especially students and teachers of Leuphana are cordially invited.

>>In the podcast "Behind the Writing Scenes" you can learn more about the subject library and how important a room is for starting a new writing project in an interview with Inga Buhrfeind.

In addition to in-person services, we offer additional online materials and online meeting times.

All offers and dates can be found in our moodle room.

NEW: Since the summer term of 2023, dates of opening hours or other offers can be easily added to the time schedule in MyStudy (under: Additional offers -> Language Library).

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  • For Teachers
  • Contact Information

Opening Hours

Opening hours during the lecture-free period in the winter term 23/24: 

Tuesdays: 4 - 6 p.m.
Thursdays: 12 - 2 p.m.

The library will be closed: March 18 to 31, 2024.

Feel free to stop by, explore our books and materials, or just come and interact with others who are interested. A student assistant is available for peer consultations at any time during open hours.

Other requests for literature reviews or consultations are welcome at:

We are looking forward to meeting you!



Inventory List

Our inventory list includes literature and teaching materials in the following areas:

  • multilingualism
  • german as a second, foreign and educational language
  • language diagnostics
  • literacy
  • language-sensitive lesson planning
  • migration/trauma/refugee
  • political education
  • teacher education
  • reading/writing/speaking

You can find them HERE. The material available digitally is color coded.

Teaching Books

We offer you access to numerous current textbooks from the publishing companies Cornelsen, Klett, Westermann and Huber.
You will find textbooks for the following subjects: math, german, english, music, religion, physical education, science, music and art for all types of schools from primary to secondary level II. In addition, we carry textbooks for vocational schools (social and business education).
A list of all textbooks can be found HERE.

Digitally Available Material

We have also compiled an annotated link list with freely available scientific texts and implementation examples on the topic of "language education/awareness". You can find them HERE.


Peer-to-Peer Academic Advising for Students

Still no plan for your scientific work? Or a specific question?

We offer you expert advice. We are happy to meet with you to explore the Library or online via Zoom.
Also feel free to email us:


NEW: Since the summer term of 2023, dates of opening hours or other offers can be easily added to the time schedule in MyStudy (under: Additional offers -> Language Library).


The workshop series "Talking about language learning - in the context of social diversity"

The workshop series "Talking about language learning - in the context of social diversity" is organized by the projects "Studierende stützen Sprachlernen (S3)" and "Sprach(en)bildung in Partizipationsräumen - Studierende engagieren sich in der schulischen Sprach(en)bildung" (SpraBiP+)" at Leuphana University and addresses different dimensions that affect the learning of German. Students of all subjects and teachers of different school levels and types are cordially invited. We will issue you with a certificate of attendance after your visit.

Further information can be found here.


We have set up a moodle room for exchange and discussion on topics of language education, multilingualism or DAZ/DAF.

There we will also inform you about news or events.

You can find the moodle room HERE.

For Teachers

During the semester we offer library tours. In 45 minutes we present the specialized library "Language Education". We discuss depending on the seminar content and conclude with a writing exercise.
Library tours are also available online.

We are happy to support courses with workshops on the topic of language.

To register and for further questions, please send an e-mail to

Contact Information

In­sti­tut für Deut­sche Spra­che und Li­te­ra­tur und ihre Di­dak­tik
Uni­ver­sitätsal­lee 1, C1.131
21335 Lüne­burg

Contakt Information Sprachbib

  • Prof. Dr. Astrid Neumann
  • Saskia Samland
  • Hannah Josepha Kahlke
  • Luise Charlotte Wendt
  • Inga Buhrfeind

The specialist library "Language" is part of the project "Students support language learning (S3)" funded by the Ministry of Science and Culture of Lower Saxony and the project "Language education in participation spaces - students get involved in language education at school (SpraBiP+)" funded by the Lotto Sports Foundation.

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