While each department has its own "Institutsbibliothek", most books are stored at the "Zentralbibliothek", called "UB" by the students. Here you find the central card-catalogue listing all the books on Campus as well as lots of on-line and CD-Rom resources right at your fingertips. From May 1, 2005 the library will be open from 8 a.m to 10 p.m. at night on weekdays, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday AND Sunday--which is not at all usual for libraries in Germany.
The computers located in the entrance hall of the "UB" are reserved for research only and provide access to the university's OPAC as well as to the World Wide Web.
Click here to check out the university's online catalogues and resources.
Watch out! Books published prior to 1988 are registered on cards only. At the beginning, you might find tracking down titles tricky, but all it takes is some effort. Library staff are more than willing to help -- everybody who uses the library's resources for the first time is in for some kind of serious confusion attack -- that's just part of the game! So - if you
should not be able to find what you're looking for, go and ask the nice people working at the Information Desk.
Whether you enjoy studying in small spaces or big ones -- there's a spot for everyone.
In LM1 (upstairs), just behind the study area, you find a space where you can attach your laptop to go online
If you need to print documents, you should go to the ZDV, the Computer Center, located at the "Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät" (ground floor).
LM 1 also offers a large collection of reference books, academic journals and, of course, a couple of copy machines for student use.
Please remember that all the libraries on campus, except the UB are closed on weekends and that opening hours in general are much shorter than what you may be used to. Research might therefore take longer, so it is advisable to define your reseach topic as early as possible in the semester!