Digital Service

Online services of the library


The university library offers online training courses, and university members can book appointments directly in Moodle.

Various video tutorials are available on the homepage, which convey individual offers of the library directly online.


E-Books: We are constantly expanding our range of electronic books. If you have any questions about usage, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Electronic journals: With the help of a traffic light in the Electronic Journals Library, you can see whether you have access to the full texts.

  • Green: freely accessible
  • Yellow: Campus license (use VPN connection)

Databases: When doing your research, please also note our databases, which you can find on our homepage in the DBIS.

Films: The film database AVA is available campus-wide and also for university members worldwide via Shibboleth.

TIP: E-books to order

We want to know what you need.

You can send your own acquisition suggestions to the library.

Open Access

Searching Open Access publications:

  • DOAJ - Directory of Open Access Journals: (non-exhaustive) directory of Open Access journals and related articles
  • DOAB - Directory of Open Access Books: Directory of Open Access books from various sources
  • OAPEN - Open Access Publishing in European Networks: Library of freely available academic books
  • BASE - Bielefeld Academic Search Engine: one of the world's largest search engines for academic web documents