Workplaces in the library

In all branch libraries, various types of workplaces are available during the opening hours.

Good to know:

Especially during the examination phase our workplaces are highly sought after. Use our "Pausenzettel" e.g. if you go to drink a coffee.
Just ask for it at one of our information desks.
This does not apply to PC workstations.


  Check the MyUDE-App to find available PC workstations.
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  • suitable for quiet working
  • WLAN
  • in many cases equipped with electrical connections
  • in all branch libraries:
Duisburg campus
LK Library approx. 440 workplaces
BA Library approx. 60 workplaces
MC Library approx. 140 workplaces
Essen campus
Humanities and
Social Sciences Library
approx. 500 workplaces
MNT Library approx. 80 workplaces
Medical Library approx. 180 workplaces
  • suitable for small groups
  • WLAN
  • in many cases equipped with electrical connections
  • in all branch libraries:
Duisburg campus
LK Library 8 workplaces in a group study room (LK 041)
approx. 170 workplaces (LK 115)
in one group study room and group study zones
BA Library approx. 30 workplaces in a group study room
MC Library 19 workplaces in a group study room
Essen campus
Fachbibliothek GW/GSW approx. 120 workplaces in room B (1st floor)
approx. 24 workplaces in a group study room in room BC (1st floor)
MNT Library approx. 40 workplaces in 4 group study rooms
approx. 20 workplaces at 2 tables in the entrance area
Medical Library approx. 20 workplaces in two group study rooms
(1st floor)

In all branch libraries, about 300 PC workstations are available to access the electronic library resources (catalogues, databases, electronic journals, e-books) without limitation.

You can choose between two access modes:

Login for guests

In order to call up external non-library related sources, you require an authentification. You can do this by entering your user number or, alternatively, your university identification (= Unikennung) provided by the CIM and your password.

PCs in the LK Library

Login for students / UDE members

For the login, you need your university identification (= Unikennung) and password. You have access to your private files stored in the area of the Home Directory share. In addition, you can use an extended range of software, for example Office packages, image editing and the literature management program Citavi are available.

PC-Pool in the MNT Library

Please note our terms of use for the library PC network, too.


Museum Folkwang in Essen

In addition, the Museum Folkwang in Essen offers 38 workplaces and a reading lounge in the reading room of the library.

The reading room is available Tuesdays to Sundays from 10:00am to 06:00pm.

Logo UB

Modern individual workplaces for
concentrated work

Read and relax in the lounge area