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Reference Department / Information Sciences (FB 01)

Opening hours
(Area U0, Entrance via U1)

Mon – Fri 08.00 – 01.00
Sat, Sun, Public Holidays 08.00 – 22.00

Library Professional Assistance / Special Reading Room

Mon – Fri 8.00 – 18.00


Phone: +49 521 106-4114

We will be pleased to answer any questions on library matters. You can also 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.

Classification System (Shelving) of the Departmental Library

Your contact persons

Dr. Silvia Herb

Dezernentin für Medienbearbeitung

+49 521 106-4012
UHG U3-204

Ralf Hofacker

Abteilungsleiter Information und Digitale Dienste

+49 521 106-4032
UHG U0-243

Erich Grevelding

Our Services

  • Qualified reference and information retrieval assistance
  • Introduction to the library, the library catalogue and databases
  • Tuitions for students, university staff and external users

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

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