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.

Opening hours, Corona info, rules of conduct & more
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Virtual market of possibilities

In addition to the library, other institutions will present themselves on the virtual market of possibilities:

  • the internal organizations and institutions of the UDE,
  • the cities of Duisburg and Essen and
  • student facilities and contact persons. 
go to the UDE info

Registration, Lending, Services & more

Catalogue research

Search media
> Catalogue Primo

Using Primo properly
> Primo tutorials

Structure of signatures
> Stock & shelf marks

Ordering from the other campus
> Campuslieferdienst (CaLD)

Foto: Ausweise der Universitätsbibliothek

All you need to know about borrowing

Activate the student ID card
> Information on registration & activation

Borrowing of media
> How to borrow media

Delayed return of media
> Fees

Lost your library card?
> Replacement card

Courses & online seminars

In only 3 steps
> Library certificate

We are happy to help!
> Contact & support

Citavi & Endnote
> Bibliographic management

Courses in English language
> Introduction in English

We are there for you on site!

The branch libraries
> Adresses & opening hours

How to find us
> Direction & maps

Any questions?
> Contact

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

Study places
> Book a study place

Group study rooms
> Currently not available!