Information for first semester students

Dear first semester students!

Welcome to the Duisburg-Essen University Library.

On this website we have compiled current information for orientation and many other helpful links.
Please check this website regularly for up-to-date information.

Corona info, rules of conduct & more

You can contact us virtually!

You have questions and need help? Use our videochat!
Talk to us live or post your questions in the chat.

Every Monday to Friday, 10am to 6pm.

Of course, we are also there for you on-site in the branch libraries, on the phone or by email.

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Virtual tours

Get to know our branch libraries!

Essen campus Humanities and Social Sciences Library

Essen campus MNT Library

Registration, Lending, Services & more

Catalogue research

Search media
> Catalogue Primo
> Online seminars on Primo

Structure of signatures
> Stock & shelf marks

Ordering from the other campus
> Campuslieferdienst (CaLD)

Foto: Ausweise der Universitätsbibliothek

All you need to know about borrowing

Register for the library
> Information on registration

Borrowing of media
> How to borrow media

Delayed return of media
> Fees

Lost your library card?
> Replacement card

Courses & online seminars

It only takes 3 steps
> Library certificate

We are happy to help!
> Courses, online seminars & virtual tours

Citavi & Endnote
> Bibliographic management

Courses in English language
> Introduction in English

We are there for you on site!

The branch libraries
> Addresses & opening hours

How to find us
> Direction & maps

Any questions?
> How to reach the information desk

Our offers

Printing, copying & scanning
> Devices

Stow learning materials
> Lockers

Learning & working on-site
> Study places

Access from home
> Shibboleth & VPN

Tips & tricks

Helpful tutorials
> Tutorials

Technical problems?
> E-Point

Frequently asked questions

Everything at a glance
> Everything from A-Z

Social Media





Corona information

Measures taken by the library
> Current information

Measures taken by the UDE
> Aktuelle Infos


Schedule overview
> Calendar of events

Learning & studying
> in the branch libraries
> study places at the UDE