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Most of the books can be borrowed. The standard loan period is 28 days and may be extended four times. Books from the reference collection can be borrowed for three days. Current issues of journals may be used in the library only.

Electronic Resources

Besides print and audio-visual media, the library features a number of electronic resources including databases and electronic journals. Here you can locate journal articles, read the full text of articles in 'e-journals' and find information on a wide range of subjects. In many cases the use of these databases is restricted due to license specifications, e.g., access may be restricted to university members, or allowed from a certain work station only. The library homepage has a detailed listing of these resources. In addition, there is a virtual library with several internet resources regarding certain subject areas.


As a university library it is our responsibility to provide the media and the information which is needed by its members. The particular subject focus of the collection therefore reflects the needs of teaching and research.

How to find your books

Books and other media are listed in the online catalogue. Here you can search for a particular title, or search for relevant books on a given topic. The catalogue also shows how many copies the library has of a particular book, its call number and current loan status. If a book is out on loan, you may enter a request into the sytem to put the book on reserve for you after it is returned.

If a title connot be found in the local catalogue, it can be requested via inter-library loan within the General Library Network (GBV). For details please ask the library staff.


Anybody who visits the library may use its collections. To borrow books or other materials, you need a library card. This will be issued to you if you present a valid identity card or a passport as well as an official registration document showing your current address in Germany ("Meldebescheinigung").

We have to charge a fee of EUR 5 to issue a library card if you are a first-time user. With the library card you will get a personal user account which enables you, e.g., to renew or reserve library books by yourself. 

There are no fees for basic library services. However there is a fine for overdue books and a charge for lost materials.


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