Software for usage of our products
The necessary software is already installed on our public work workstations.
- Adobe Reader
A PDF reader is necessary for viewing PDF documents. This is the format in which most of our electronic resources are available.
Adobe Reader is available free for Windows and macOS, and as an app for Android and iOS. Alternatively, you can open PDF documents using the built-in PDF viewer in some browsers, but this may cause viewing problems with some e-resources. In addition, there are other free PDF viewers ( FreePDF, Foxit Reader, and more).
- VPN Client
A VPN-Client allows you to access licensed databases, e-books and electronical newspapers of the university library from outside of the University of Siegen’s own network. ( additional information)
As an alternative the access via Shibboleth is often possible.
Available for nearly all operating systems.
Literature management programs
The browser Firefox is free of charge and one of the most frequent used browsers. Its range of functions can be expanded easily with the use of Add-Ons.Available for most operating systems.
- OpenOffice | LibreOffice | FreeOffice
Free office program packets to read and edit Word, Excel and PowerPoint files.
Available for most operating systems.