We are there for you

Opening hours of the branch libraries:

Humanties and Social Sciences Library

Opening hours:
Mon - Fri:   8am - 9pm
Sat:           10am - 9pm

New library cards,
renewal of user cards:

Mon - Fri:   8am - 6pm
Sat:           10am - 2pm

Information:
Mon - Fri:  10am - 4pm

LK Library


Opening hours:
Mon - Fri:   8am - 9pm
Sat:           10am - 9pm

New library cards,
renewal of user cards:

Mon - Fri:   8am - 6pm
Sat:           10am - 2pm

Information:
Mon - Fri:  10am - 4pm

Medical Library


Opening hours:
Mon - Fr:                  8am - 9pm
Sat:                         10am - 6pm
Sun (until 25/07): 10am - 6pm

Information, new library cards,
card renewal, payment of fees:

Mon - Fri:   8am - 4pm

No borrowing / no returns on sundays!

The BA, MC and MNT Libraries are closed.
Loanable media from the closed branch libraries can be ordered via Primo.

How you can reach us    E-media and full texts    Study places    Lending, ordering, returning    New registrations    Interlibrary loan

Please note

  • A medical mouth-nose protection (surgical mask or FFP2 mask) is to be worn during the entire stay in the branch libraries and also in queues in front of the buildings.
  • No evidence of a negative corona test is required.
  • We recommend, however, a corona quick test before visiting the subject libraries. You are welcome to use one of the test centres at the UDE.
  • Please remember to bring your library card!
    When entering and leaving the library, your data is registered at the entrance/exit in order to be able to trace a chain of infection if necessary.
  • Borrowing and return is exclusively at the self-service stations.
    Suitable protection and hygiene materials are provided for the use of the self-service stations.
  • You can use some scanners and copiers. Make sure you have plenty of credit on your card, not all recharging options are available. Bring a USB flash drive if necessary.
  • Printing is possible at the freely available copiers.

How you can reach us

We will gladly answer your questions ...

in person at the information desk, on the phone, by email or via videochat:

information.ub@uni-due.de
+49 203 379 2010  (Duisburg)
+49 201 183 3727  (Essen)

Please remember our service times:
on-site at the information desk: Mondays to Fridays, 10am - 4pm
by phone and email:                     Mondays to Fridays,   8am - 4pm
online via videochat:                     Mondays to Fridays, 11am - 3pm

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Retrieve e-media & full texts

Searching for e-media

Primo gives you access to hundreds of thousands of electronic documents, e-books or essays.

You can specifically limit your search to sources available online:

Go directly to primo

Retrieve full texts from home

Use our digital services.

Many publishers make their offers temporarily available free of charge. Research in our licensed databases is also possible regardless of location.


List of licensed databases

Read more about access from home or on the go

For students and staff members of the UDE

Book a study place

Book now    Notes on data protection

Book an individual study place

Students and staff members of the UDE can use a limited number of study places in the Humanties and Social Sciences Library, the LK Library, the MNT Library and the Medical Library.

To ensure sufficient distance, the places that cannot be used are marked.

Unreserved, free study places may be used spontaneously by all visitors.

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Workplace for videoconferencing

In the LK Library and in the Humanities and Social Sciences Library, selected workplaces are provided for participation in video conferences. In addition to your laptop, please bring headphones and a webcam if necessary.

Please be considerate:
Use headphones.
Speak only as loud as necessary.

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PC workstations

PC workstations are also available in limited numbers. You can use these workstations without booking.

The usable PCs are marked so that minimum distances are ensured here as well.

External users may also use the PC workstations to access and print out licensed offers (e-books, journals, databases).

The group work areas are currently not accessible.

This is how it works:

  • You have to book your study place online in advance.
  • You need your university ID (= Unikennung) to book.
  • The study place is permanently reserved for you during the booking period.
  • The booking does not expire even if you arrive later or leave the place in between.
  • You are only allowed to work at your booked place. The tables are marked accordingly.
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Study places & time slots:

  • Humanities and Social Sciences Library:
    about 180 study places
  • LK Library:
    about 140 study places
    each bookable for one timeslot per day
  • Medical Library:
  • 67 study places, no booking necessary
  • Two time slots are available per day: morning or afternoon.
  • Please refer to the booking system or your booking confirmation for the exact times.
  • The workstations are cleaned before each user change.

Please keep in mind:

  • You are required to wear a mask (surgical mask or FFP2 mask) at your booked study place.
  • Have your booking confirmation ready as a receipt (as a printout or on your smartphone).
  • Please make sure to use the cancellation option if you have booked a study place but do not use it! To do so, follow the link "To your booking", which you will find at the bottom of your confirmation email. Then select "delete entry".

Lending, ordering, returning

Lending & loan periods

Please note:

  • Loan periods can be extended for a maximum of 1 year.
  • Loan periods can also be extended if the period has already been exceeded and fees have been incurred (with the exception of interlibrary loans and preordered media).
  • Due to the system change, the loan periods of the media due in April and May were automatically postponed.
    Exceptions are reserved media and interlibrary loans.
    Please check your lending account.


Reservations & orders

  • Loanable media from the closed branch libraries can be ordered via Primo.
  • The media will be provided within approximately three working days.
  • Media are available for pickup for seven days.
  • Please have your notification ready when you pickup the media.

Returns

The return of media is possible during opening hours:

  • In the Humanities and Social Sciences Library and the LK Library at the return machines.
  • In the Medical Library at the lending desk.

Please note:
The return is also possible at the return boxes.

In front of the Humanties and Social Sciences Library (Essen) and the LK Library (Duisburg), there are return boxes in which you can deposit the media.

Please keep in mind: The return is not possible if the boxes are already full.

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Registration & library cards

UDE students & members

Students and employees of the UDE who are not yet registered in the library system must register their data once.

Registration takes place via Shibboleth using your university ID.
Please log in with your university ID and complete the registration form.

To the online registration

External users

New registrations of external users are possible.
You can register online at home or at one of the PC workstations on-site.

Afterwards, you can get your library card at one of the lending desks.
Please remember our service hours.

You can apply for the extension of the card validity online.
Please scan your external library card and send the scan together with the necessary documents by email to: ausleihe.ub@uni-due.de.

Which documents do I need to provide?

More information on registration

Interlibrary loan

Book and journal article orders possible

Interlibrary loan orders (books and articles) are possible again after the successful system changeover.

Access to interlibrary loan media, which may only be made available in the reading room, is now possible again.

Essay copies may no longer be delivered electronically from 01/08/2021. The VG Wort's exemption was not extended.

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Returns

Interlibrary loan media can be returned as usual during opening hours in the following branch libraries:

  • the Humanities and Social Sciences Library,
  • the LK Library and
  • the Medical Library.

Specifically for students at the UDE

You want to suggest an e-book for purchase?

The title you are looking for is only available as a print edition?

First of all, please check in Primo whether the title is already available online.

Please use our form to suggest an e-book for purchase. We then check whether the e-book can be purchased for university-wide use.

Your order request: to the form

Do you need scans from printed material for your scientific work?

We can scan individual journal articles completely for you. Use our article delivery service and order directly via Primo.

Information about our Article Delivery Service

We can scan extracts from books for you to a limited extent.

Your scan request from a book

You have questions about Citavi or EndNote?

We will be happy to advise you by e-mail or online in a web conference room:
literaturverwaltung.ub@uni-due.de

More about bibliographic management programs

You would like to publish your dissertation or habilitation?

The delivery is temporarily only possible with restrictions. We would therefore ask you to make an appointment in advance:
dissertationen.ub@uni-due.de

More about dissertations

Specifically for lecturers at the UDE

The title you are looking for is only available as a print edition?

The title you are looking for is only available as a print edition?

First of all, please check in Primo whether the title is already available online.

Please use our form to suggest an e-book for purchase. We then check whether the e-book can be purchased for university-wide use.

If you have any questions, please contact the responsible subject specialists..

Your order request: to the form

Scan services

You need digitized material from our print stock, a book or a magazine?

For teaching purposes Moodle


Please order journal articles directly via Primo or our article delivery service.

Information about our article delivery dervice


For scan requests of extracts from books, please use our order form.

Your scan request from a book

For your research Personal, scientific needs

We can scan individual journal articles completely for you. Use our article delivery service and order directly via Primo.

Information about our Article Delivery Service

We can scan extracts from books for you to a limited extent.

Your scan request from a book

Publication Services

All services related to our publication services are available without restriction.

How to reach the DuEPublico team: duepublico.ub@uni-due.de

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Specifically for researchers at the UDE

Research Data Services

The Research Data Services team is available for consultations as usual.

Any questions? You are welcome to write us: rds@uni-due.de.

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Publications Services

All services related to our publication services are available without restriction.

How to reach the DuEPublico team: duepublico.ub@uni-due.de.

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Specifically for external users

You need articles?

For many of the articles available through the library, free author's versions exist (pre-prints are often referred to as "working papers").

In some cases, the published versions are even "open access", i.e. free of charge for readers.

Search options:

  • Restrict the number of hits in Primo to online available and Open Access.
  • Filter in the database overview for full text databases that are freely available on the web.
  • Use special search engines to find open-access publisher or author versions:
    • Google Scholar: search engine for scientific articles
    • IDEAS: search engine for economic Open Access articles
    • Open Access Button: search engine for the open-access version of a specific essay
    • Dissemin: search engine for the open-access version of a specific essay
    • OADOI: add the DOI of a specific article behind the following URL to find the Open Access version
    • Unpaywall: this browser add-on shows you if there is a freely available version of an article

You need books?

More and more often books are published in "open access", i.e. free of charge for readers.

In addition, individual chapters can often be read online.


Search options:

  • Restrict the number of hits in Primo to online available and Open Access.
  • Use special search engines to find Open Access books:
    • Base: search engine for scientific publications
    • OAPEN: search engine for open access books
  • Use those chapters that you can read online for free: