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Corona news

Due to the updated Corona Protection Ordinance NRW from Monday, 11/01/2021
only the collection of previously ordered media and the return of media will be possible.

From Monday, 11.01.2021 the following conditions apply:

  • Access to the UL only with pick-up notification (you will receive an email as soon as your order is ready) or for the return of media.
  • No access to: stock rooms, study places, PC workstations, printers, scanners and copiers.
  • Media are available for pickup for seven days.
  • Return of media is possible at the return machines, the circulation counters or via the return boxes.
    Currently, it is not possible to return items via the box at the LK Subject Library.

Please continue to remember to wear mouth/nose protection and your library card each time you visit!
As you enter and leave the library, your information will be recorded.

Please access our digital services when possible and avoid in-person library visits.

Pick-up times, Corona info, rules of conduct, lending, return, registration and more ...

New seminar series In a nutshell!

30-minute research tips for a better term paper

Our next topic:
Labyrinth literature research?
Research history in specialised databases
on 20/01/2021, 9:00am

Link to the ZOOM course room

Topics & dates of the next seminars

Know how The library certificate

You want to achieve the library certificate?

We show you everything you need to know - short and concise in a small clip!

To the clip

No registration necessary Introductions online: Library Basics

Learn the basics online in a Zoom course room!

Wednesdays at 11:30am,
Fridays at 2pm
about 30 minutes

If you prefer a seminar in English language:
Register now for our Library Basics

Info & link to the course room

What moves us


The UDE is one of the founding members of the European Universities Network AURORA.

The UL has been actively involved since the beginning of the project.


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Titelblatt des OGeSoMo-Sammelbandes

Books in Open Access

Is Open Access for "book subjects" a model for the future?

The UL pursues this question in its newly published and freely accessible anthology.

Read more in our BibBlog

Research Data Services

Digital data is already an important part of the research process.

We support you in your research data management.

Read more

Ordering articles from Elsevier journals

UDE members can order articles free of charge from journals published by the Elsevier Publishing Group which have not been available electronically since 01/01/2019.

Place your order here

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