Bielefeld University Library

Special Locations

Special reading room at the Reference Department

Some collections are shelved in special areas of our departmental libraries, the rare book collection and the closed stacks. These areas are not freely accessible.

The circulation desk in the departmental libraries provides further information on the special area. You can order books from closed stacks by filling out the order form of the library catalogue (Catalogue.plus!). Depending on condition of use your ordered books can be picked up at the circulation desk in D1 (for loan or for use in the library) or for use in the special reading room at the Reference Department (U0). Books from the rare book collection can be ordered via library catalogue too. These books can only be read in the special reading room after date arrangement.

The special reading room at the Reference Department is reserved for the usage of rare and protected books. Books ordered via interlibrary loan that do not circulate can also be used here.

The special reading room is open Monday to Friday 9.00-18.00.
Please note: old stock deserving special protection and literature relevant under criminal law aspects (Nazi literature, works harmful to juveniles) can be used from 9.00-16.00 by appointment only.

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