Information Center

The Information Center staff will assist you with all questions and problems concerning library usage, the search for literature and information. Please note our opening hours.

The information center is made up of the following sections:

General Information

In the General Information section, we can help you with questions about use of the catalogs and databases, inter-library loans and document deliveries as well as general questions about the library. The General Information desk can be contacted by phone on +49 6131 39-22633 or by E-Mail at

You can also speak to our staff in person.

Reading Room Information

In the Reading Room Information section, you will receive the items that you have requested for use in the reading room or which you may only use there (older collections, some books borrowed on inter-library loan, etc.). In addition, you can find help in using the microfiche and roll film reading devices and the reader printer. You can also find major daily newspapers from the current year and, on microfilm, from the past 7 years. The Reading Room Information staff can be contacted by phone on +49 6131 39-24179.

Computer Workstations

In both the Central Library and the decentralized libraries there are a large number of computer workstations, as well as connection points for your own laptop or notebook.

Reading Rooms

The reading rooms in the Central Library offer users the opportunity to read and work in an undisturbed setting. The inventory in reading rooms 1 and 2 can be freely accessed and used there. Here you can find general and specialized reference works, encyclopedias, manuals and dictionaries, loose-leaf collections, extensive source collections and journal and course catalogs.