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Learning and Working Environment

Reading and PC Workstations

The University Library offers you possibilities to work at reading tables and PC workstations.

They are currently available:

  • Main Library Adolf-Reichwein-Straße (AR):  approx. 800 reading places, 50 of which are PC workstations with Internet access, also in carrels and group study rooms. In addition, there are open group work areas, work cabins, a workshop room equipped with rollable tables and chairs, a family work room and additional lounge areas with stools, armchairs and beanbags.
  • Branch Library Emmy-Noether-Campus (ENC): approx. 25 reading places, 5 of which are PC workstations with Internet access
  • Branch Library Hölderlinstraße (H): approx. 180 reading places, 43 of which are PC workstations, most with Internet access, also 1 group study room
  • Branch Library Paul-Bonatz-Straße (PB): approx. 30 reading places, 8 of which are PC workstations with Internet access, plus 1 group study room
  • Branch Library Unteres Schloss (US): approx. 120 reading places, also in carrels and group study rooms, 9 of which are PC workstations with Internet access. In addition, there are flexibly usable work areas, equipped with movable sound-proofing elements, tables and chairs on castors and beanbags
     

Wi-Fi can be used with notebooks in many areas of the library.

Wi-Fi for notebook users
PC workstations (access options, storage, printing ...)
 

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Carrels

In the Main Library Adolf-Reichwein-Straße (AR), floor 2, there are 12 carrels and in the Branch Library Unteres Schloss (US), floor 2, are 7 carrels available. The carrels can be reserved for one month for the preparation of scientific theses.

The chip keys issued must be initialized daily at the device provided for this purpose in the entrance area of the library. As soon as the device lights up, the chip key can be used to unlock the carrel. For further information, please refer to the information leaflet on using carrels.

The chip keys can be picked up and returned Monday - Friday until 4pm.

Students of the University of Siegen with a library card for students or a USiCard activated for library use can reserve a carrel after login via Katalog plus. As soon as a carrel is available, you will be notified by e-mail.

In the Main Library Adolf-Reichwein-Straße and in the Branch Library Unteres Schloss additional workstation trolleys are available.

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Workstation Trolleys

The mobile and lockable workstation trolleys are made available primarily to students who would like to work in the library on a long-term basis with library materials  and/or with their own documents.

The rental period is one month this may be extended if the demand permits it.

In the Main Library Adolf-Reichwein-Straße (AR) 52 of these workstation trolleys are available. Information and  regulations for the use of the workstation trolleys can be found in a leaflet.

Twelve of these workstation trolleys are available in the Branch Library Unteres Schloss (US). Information and  regulations for the use of the workstation trolleys can be found in a leaflet.

The keys can be picked up and returned Monday - Friday until 4pm.

Students of the University of Siegen with a library card for students or a USiCard activated for library use can reserve a workstation trolley after login via Katalog plus. As soon as a workstation trolley is available, you will be notified by e-mail.

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Group Study Rooms

For work in small groups, group study rooms are available, which are freely accessible during the entire opening hours. The group study rooms are equipped with WLAN, power sockets, whiteboards and partly with monitors for connecting mobile devices (How to use the monitors).

Due to high demand, prior reservation of these rooms is recommended (Help to make a reservation).

Please also observe the library regulations in the group study rooms.


You will find group study rooms at the following library locations:
Main Library Adolf-Reichwein-Straße (AR):

Floor 0: 3 group study rooms with monitor for connecting mobile devices

Group study room AR-UB 033: 8 seats
Group study room AR-UB 034: 6 seats
Group study room AR-UB 035: 8 seats

Reservation
 

Floor 1: 3 group study rooms

Group study room AR-UB 101: 4 seats
Group study room AR-UB 102: 4 seats
Group study room AR-UB 103: 4 seats

Reservation
 

Floor 2: 4 group study rooms

Group study room AR-UB 202: 8 seats
Group study room AR-UB 203: 6 seats
Group study room AR-UB 204: 4 seats
Group study room AR-UB 205: 6 seats

Reservation

 

Branch Library Hölderlinstraße (H):

Floor 5: 1 group study room

Group study room H-C 5309: 6 seats

Reservation

  

Branch Library Paul-Bonatz-Straße (PB):

Upper floor: 1 group study room with monitor for connecting mobile devices

Group study room P: 5 seats

Reservation

 

Branch Library Unteres Schloss (US):

Floor 1: 2 group study rooms

Group study room B 117: 4 seats
Group study room B 118: 4 seats

Reservation

 

Floor 2: 2 group study rooms with monitor for connecting mobile devices

Group study room B 212: 6 seats
Group study room B 213: 6 seats

Reservation

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Workstation for the Blind and Visually Impaired

In the Main Library Adolf-Reichwein-Straße (AR), in the area of the Central Information Desk, floor 0, you can use a special PC workstation for blind and visually impaired persons - please contact our staff at the Central Information Desk.

The workplace has the following equipment:

Hardware:

  • PC with soundcard and headphones
  • Monitor 21''
  • Color scanner
  • PC color enlarger with cross table

 

Software:

  • ZoomText 2020
  • Jaws 2020
  • Fusion 2020
  • FSReader 3.0
  • ScanSnap Home
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Word

 

The workplace is available during the entire opening hours of the library. For an initial introduction to the operation of the device or if you have any questions, please contact the staff at the Central Information Desk during service hours.

 

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