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Switching to a new library systemFrom April 16th to April 19th, all branch libraries will be closed.

From Monday, 12/04/2021Extended opening hours in the Humanities and Social Sciences Library, LK Library and Medical Library

From 12/04/2021: mon - fri   10:00am - 6:00pm

From 20/04/2021: mon - sat  10:00am - 6:00pm

Corona news

From Monday, 29/03/2021 the following conditions apply:

  • Only the pick-up of previously ordered media and the return of media is possible.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • No access to: stock rooms, study places, PC workstations, printers, scanners and copiers.

Please remember to wear a medical mouth-nose protection (surgical mask or FFP2 mask) and to bring your library card. When you enter and leave the library, your personal data will be recorded.

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

Opening hours, Corona info, rules of conduct, borrowing, returning, registration

New library system as of 20.04.2021

These restrictions apply until the system change:

  • Purchase proposals and new acquisitions cannot be processed.
  • You cannot order books via interlibrary loan.
  • You cannot register as new user.
  • From 6:00pm on 13/04, no reservations or orders can be placed.
  • From 15/04, you will not be able to order essays via interlibrary loan. The resumption of all interlibrary loans (books and essays) is planned for 26/04.
  • On Friday, 16/04 and Monday, 19/04, it will not be possible to borrow media. All branch libraries will be closed on these days.

The loan periods for media due in April and May have been automatically postponed. Exceptions are reserved media and interlibrary loans.
Please check your lending account.

What will change with the system switch?

Do you manage a list of favourites in Primo?
Your list of favourites is not automatically transferred. To ensure that this data is not lost, you must transfer it to the new system yourself.

How do I back up my favourites list in primo?

First orientation Welcome, new students!

The summer semester 2021 starts soon and we welcome all new students.

We have compiled all the important information: get to know our branch libraries virtually and find out all the essentials in just a few minutes.

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Seminar series In a nutshell!
30-minute search tips

You need an overview of existing knowledge, but you don't know where and how to find it?

We have the answers to your questions about scientific search.

Topics & dates

A good start Introductions online:
Library Basics

Learn the basics of literature search - online via Zoom
Registration is not necessary.

Wednesdays at 11:30am,
about 30 minutes

If you prefer a seminar in English language:
Sign up 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.

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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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