Initial information for university lecturers

On Saturday, 20 August 2022, the Main Library Adolf-Reichwein-Straße (AR) will be closed for work on the electrical power supply.

The university library as an information and service center provides the academic staff and the students of Siegen University with literature for studies, teaching and research.

Search tools

The whole library collection is listed in online catalogues.

Literature, which is not in stock of Siegen University Library can be ordered via interlibrary loan from other libraries. The service is free of charge for members of the university staff. Further information for interlibrary loan is provided in the geman-language flyer Fernleihe.

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Literature acquisition

The literature acquisition is carried out by the appropriate department of the library. Please address your purchase suggestions to the subject librarians – your contact persons within the library.
Please note: in some faculties suggestions are collected by library representatives and are passed on to the subject librarians.

Acquisitions can be financed by:

  • the subject contingent of the library budget
  • appointment funds
  • material budgets of the faculty (separate formulars are available in the faculties)
  • third-party funds

Please specify the resources when making a purchase suggestion.

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Library card

To borrow media, to place reservations and orders with interlibrary loan and to use the internet at any PC workstation in the library you need a library card, which can be requested with an application form. Please hand in your application together with a valid identity card and a certificate, that you work at the university at one of our circulation desks – generally you can pick up the library card for academic staff on the following working day.

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Due dates

The library grants the academic staff of the university expanded loan conditions. The loan period for borrowable media is generally 210 days; it can be reduced to thirty days, if a medium is reserved for an other customer. In this case you will receive a notice about the premature ending of the loan period by the library. Media of the non-circulation collection can exceptionally be borrowed for a short-term loan.

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In addition to the extended loan conditions the UB Siegen offers further services especially for lecturers.

Reference collections for academic staff
Professors and research assistants can arrange reference collections for permanently needed literature in their own office. The particular titles have to be financed with material or appointment funds of the departments. 

For installing this form of special loan send the necessary form (Antrag auf Einrichtung eines Arbeitsapparates ) printed and signed to the director of the university library. 

Wenn making a purchase suggestion for literature which should be financed with the material fund of the department please always enter the cost unit ("Kostenstelle") which should be used for the acquirement.

Reserve book collections
In reserve book collections lecturers may place literature/media for their courses for the duration of one semester. Please notice the following information: 

  •  Besides books and other media electronic fulltexts may be integrated into the reserve book collections considering the active copyright law. This can be articles from specialist journals, chapters from reference books or textbooks and other documents from your courses. Furthermore links to freely accessible and/or external documents can be inserted. 
  • With the form "Anforderung eines Semesterapparats" (Request a reserve book collection) your individual reserve book collection for a particular course can be arranged.
  • The university library organizes the necessary provisions, particularly the scanning of articles or the integration of existing electronic fulltexts (e.g. eBooks) and provides the contents via the learning management system Moodle. Physical media (Books, DVDs) are placed -as before- in the library. 
  • It is recommended to request the reserve book collection a few weeks prior to the beginning of the semester. Then there is enough time to reserve borrowed books or order new titles for the library.
  • If you wish other periods for your reserve book collection or plan courses with similar contents for the following semester, please contact the staff of the library betimes.

For further information contact
Leah Hermann
Anna Koshy
Michaela Kruth

Main Library Adolf-Reichwein-Straße (AR) / Room 029,
Phone: 0271/740-4260,

Electronic Publishing - OPUS Siegen
With the publication- and documentation server OPUS Siegen the library enables the members of the university to publish documents free of charge The university library observes the accepted quality standards and offers an advisory service for the electronic publishing of your documents. 

Documents, published via OPUS Siegen are professionally indexed with metadata and are therefore searchable via national and international search engines. Furthermore OPUS Siegen guarantees the permanent archiving of you documents.

For further information contact
Dr. Nikola Korb
Main Library Adolf-Reichwein-Straße (AR) / Room 016, 
Phone: 0271/740-4265,

Guided tours and training courses
In the context of sophisticated Training courses the University library imparts necessary skills for effective information research step-by-step.

Lecturers may integrate single courses of the library into their lectures as needed.
Furthermore the subject specialists of the library offer special training cources for subject-specific topics and search tools.

For further information please contact
Main Library Hölderlinstraße (H)

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Contact persons

  • Theology
    Markus Bauer M.A., Phone: 0271/740-2672,
  • Education, Politics, Sociology, Psychology, History
    Dr. phil. Sebastian Brandt, Phone: 0271/740-4266,
  • Business Administration, Economics, Business and Information Systems Engineering, German and European Economic Law
    Dipl.-Kfm. Christian Hausknecht, Phone: 0271/740-4254,
  • Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Architecture, Town-planning, Geography, Sports
    Dipl.-Ing. Anja Jäger, Phone: 0271/740-4271,
  • Philosophy
    Dr. phil. Jochen Johannsen, Phone: 0271/740-4228,
  • Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Biology, Chemistry
    Dr. rer. nat. Nikola Korb, Phone: 0271/740-4265,
  • English studies, German studies, Romance studies, Linguistics and literary studies, Psychology
    Dr. phil. Ingrid Schwarz, Phone: 0271/740-4253,
  • Media studies
    Dr. phil. Jessica Stegemann, Phone: 0271/740-4285,
  • Music, Arts
    Lena Vinnemann M.A. (LIS), Phone: 0271/740-4224,

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