Located in the Main University Building and Building X the library is divided into groups of departmental libraries very close to the faculties. The entrance to the libraries is always located on the first floor. Each entrance (Area) has a unique letter (e.g. Area U). Sometimes the floor is given, too (U1 = Area U, first floor). Each departmental library (abbreviated "FB") has a unique number (e.g. FB 11 = Departmental Library Law).
Please note: Due to Corona regulations there are several restrictions at the moment. Details (in German only).
For all library rules please look up the regulation of usage (in German).
For undisturbed and concentrated studying choose the individual study zone or the PC workstations of the departmental libraries.
Due to the Corona regulations, the prior online reservation of a single workstation or a PC workstation is mandatory.
Unfortunately, it is currently not allowed to use the learning and discussion rooms.
White call number labels on the spine mean that these items circulate, yellow labelled ones do not. The loan period amounts to 15 or 30 days.
You may take the items from the shelves and present them at one of the circulation desk for the circulation transaction or use the or self-service units with your student ID card (UniCard).
For borrowing and returning media, please use the self-service units. In addition, the circulation desks are manned by library staff. The circulation desks are located in the entrance areas of each departmental library.
The self-sevice units, recognisable by the green-lit surface, can be found in the foyer of the departmental libraries in areas D, E, T, U, V, and in Building X. Self-service units for returning can be found in the foyer of the departmental libraries in area D and U, as well as in Building X.
When borrowing / returning items on self-service units you will receive a receipt, which you should check for correctness and keep carefully.
You have the option to renew a book, when first, there is no reservation for it and second, the loan condition assigned is 4 or 8. The renewal must be made on the last day of the loan period at the latest otherwise overdue fees will accrue.
Until further notice, a maximum of eight extensions are possible in the course of the special corona regulations. After expiry of the corona regulations, a maximum of five extensions will again be possible.
Please use the renewal feature in your Loan account - simply press the button "verlängern".
The Reference Department (area U0 - entrance via U1) will be pleased to answer any questions on library matters. Due to Corona regulations the Reference Department is currently closed. You can ask questions via live chat or e-mail support ("mailbox"). You are welcome to arrange a consultation as a video conference with us by e-mail.
For subject-specific support in literature research, please contact the subject librarians.
The Library offers a variety of tuitions to show you how to develop searches and how to use the reference management program Citavi. Currently, all events take place online.
Tuition Calender (in German)
Since 2008 the Library provides students, faculty and staff of the university with the reference management program Citavi. Bibliographic information, call numbers and links to full texts can easily be imported .
Citavi Tuitions (in German)