Bielefeld University Library

Reference Department / Information Sciences

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Contact Contact Persons
+49 521 106-4114 (Mon-Fri, 9-18)
Ask A Librarian (Mon-Fri, 9-16)
Opening hours Library Entrance U1
Mon - Fri 09.00 - 01.00
Sat, Sun, public holidays 09.00 - 22.00
Library Professional Assistance
Mon - Fri 08.00 - 18.00
Sat, Sun, public holidays closed
Special Reading Room
Mon - Fri 09.00 - 18.00
Sat, Sun, public holidays closed

Classification System (Shelving)

Our Services

  • Qualified reference and information retrieval assistance for both the library's or external ressources
  • Assignment of new passwords for your loan account (if you don't have a password yet, please contact the Central Lending Department)
  • Library orientation tours, tuitions for students of all grades, introductory classes for pupils

In the Reference Department You Can Find

  • The "!" (open discussion area)
  • Journal Reading Corner with numerous local, national and international newspapers
  • The Reading Corner with the news magazines: art, Chip, Cicero, Emma, Focus, Geo, Natur & Kosmos, Öko-Test, Spiegel, Stern and Test
  • Collection of general reference works: encyclopedias, biographies, bibliographies, directories
  • our Book Studies, Library and Information Science collection
  • the Special Reading Room for the use of rare or particularly protected material
  • Microform collection plus scanners
  • Appointments from "Arbeitsmarkt Bildung, Kultur, Sozialwesen" (Compilation of job offers published in several journals, from all fields and weekly updated)
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