Library Communication 1/2020

7. April 2020

University library in emergency operation

Since 23 March, the University Library has been operating in emergency mode, just like the university. Although the library rooms are closed, the numerous electronic products and services can still be used. In addition, we are increasingly trying to expand our electronic range of services. Please note our constantly updated information on the page:

We would be pleased to receive your requests to expand our electronic range.

We would now like to give special support to all lecturers who are active in (online) teaching: Through our delivery service we offer the procurement (if possible), creation and delivery of digital copies. Lecturers at the university can then place these especially for online teaching in Moodle or make them available to a limited group of people with password access. This is more effective than having students contact the library individually on the basis of literature recommendations for courses. To use this service please contact the University Library's delivery service. Please understand that under the given circumstances we cannot always deliver promptly. The earlier you inform us of your wishes before the planned start of lectures on May 4, the better the work can be organized for the University Library. Orders will be processed in the order in which they are received.

This offer on the delivery service includes:

  • Scanning and electronic provision of journal articles and book chapters (up to 30 pages or max. 10% for books, in accordance with copyright law)
  • The electronic delivery of articles from the Electronic Journals Library (EZB) and other information products licensed by the library.
  • We will try to obtain articles that are not available on site from other libraries.

This offer of the University Library can be used by all members of the university.

If you have any questions, please contact the following contacts:
Delivery service:, Tel.: +49 3677 69-4524
General information:, per WhatsApp: +49 170 7057255

Questions about literature of certain subjects (e.g. computer science or media science): subject departments.