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Reference Department / Information Sciences (FB 01)

Opening hours (Library Entrance U1)

Mon - Fri 08:00 - 01:00 (currently 09:00 - 16:00)
Sat, Sun, public holidays 09:00 - 22:00 (currently closed)

Library Professional Assistance

Mon - Fri 08:00 - 18:00 (currently closed)
Sat, Sun, public holidays closed



Classification System (Shelving)

Your contact persons

Subject Librarian

Dr. Silvia Herb

Fachreferentin für Informationswissenschaften

+49 521 106-4012
UHG U3-204

Monika Brückner

Abteilungsleiterin Informationszentrum

+49 521 106-4110
UHG U0-243
Contact Person (during absence of supervisor)

Erich Grevelding


+49 521 106-4112
UHG U0-237

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 "Lernort.plus!" (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)