The Duisburg-Essen UL is open to all interested users for personal and professional information and qualification.
Services for external users
All citizens with residence in Germany can get a library card for an annual usage fee of 20.00 €.
Working in the branch libraries
You can work in the branch libraries and use the workplaces and holdings without registration.
Literature research and ordering
Primo, the catalogue of the UL
You can use Primo to search our local catalogue and further electronic resources in an integrative user interface.
Campus delivery service
All lendable and available media can be ordered from the branch libraries on the other campus via campus delivery service at no charge.
Literature which is not available at the Duisburg-Essen UL can be ordered via interlibrary loan. For each order, a fee of 1.50 € is due.
Databases and various electronic resources are available only to UDE members due to license agreement reasons and are available at the PC workstations in the libraries without limitation.
Printing, copying and scanning
For copying and scanning from printed media as well as for printing from the internet, whitecards are available at vending machines. Alternatively, you can save your search results to an USB flash drive and/or can be send by e-mail.
Files (PDF, Word, Excel) on USB flash drives can be opened at one one of the PCs and sent to the printer from there.
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