Bielefeld University Library

Legal Notice

Bielefeld University Library, officially represented by its director Barbara Knorn,
Universitätsstr. 25,
D-33615 Bielefeld

P.O. Box 10 02 91
D-33502 Bielefeld

Phone: +49 521 106-4051
Fax: +49 521 106-4052

Bielefeld University Library is a central service unit of Bielefeld University.

Bielefeld University is a public corporation. It is officially represented by the rector Prof Dr Gerhard Sagerer.

Responsible supervisory authority:
Ministerium für Innovation, Wissenschaft, Forschung und Technologie des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen, Völklinger Straße 49, 40221 Düsseldorf

Value Added Tax identification number: pursuant to § 27 a, VAT ID: DE811307718 - Finanzamt [tax office] Bielefeld Innenstadt

Responsible for content:

Barbara Knorn
Bielefeld University Library
Universitätsstr. 25
D-33615 Bielefeld
Phone: +49 521 106-4051
Fax: +49 521 106-4052

Liability Disclaimer

Liability disclaimer concerning own content

We take great care in preparing and implementing content. However, errors can not be excluded. Please send advice and corrections to Liability for correctness, totality and up-to-dateness can despite of careful enquiry not be assumed. Bielefeld University Library particularly assumes no liability for possible damages or implications which occur by direct or indirect use of the provided content.

Liability disclaimer concerning third-party content

Although we take great care to control their content, we accept no liability for external links. They are not a provision of Bielefeld University Library. The sole responsibility for the content of third-party pages lies with their respective operators. The University Library dissociates itself explicitly from the content of third-party pages and accepts no liability whatsoever for the content provided.

Data Protection

Your trust means a lot to us. Therefore, we respect data privacy and wish to inform you about which data are collected and stored.

Data Collection and Data Storage

When you visit any Website, your browser always sends information on the type of browser it is, which version it is running, which operating system is being used, the referrer URL, the IP address, the file names, the access status, how much data is transferred, the date, and the time of the server request. This data is stored and used exclusively to identify and pursue unauthorized attempts to access the Web server. It is not compared with other datasets or passed on to third parties. The data is stored for a maximum of one month, analysed statistically in an pseudonymous form, and then simply deleted.

The web presence of Bielefeld University Library includes serveral personalized services. In order to subscribe to the library's newsletter or to use your loan account, patrons may enter their email address. They use these services explicitly on a voluntary basis. Of course, the data are solely used for the stated particular purposes and will not be passed on to third parties. As soon as you delete the email address in your loan account or unsubscribe from the newsletter, the address will be deleted in the system as well.


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