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Learning and Working Environment

From March 29, 2021: Main Library AR and Branch Library US are no longer available as a learning location. Open from Monday-Friday 9 am - 6 pm for pickicking up and returning ordered media.  More.....

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, 11 of which are PC workstations, almost all 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 ...)

Branch Library Hölderlinstraße
Branch Library Hölderlinstraße
Branch Library Emmy-Noether-Campus
Branch Library Emmy-Noether-Campus
Branch Library Paul-Bonatz-Straße
Branch Library Paul-Bonatz-Straße
Branch Library Unteres Schloß
Branch Library Unteres Schloß
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Carrels

In the Main Library Adolf-Reichwein-Straße (AR), floor 2, there are 12 carrels available, that can be reserved for 4 weeks. If you are interested in this offer, please contact the circulation desk in Main Library Adolf-Reichwein-Straße.

The carrels in the Branch Library Unteres Schloß (US) can be reserved for a period of 4 weeks. Reservations can be made at the information and circulation desk, Branch Library Unteres Schloß.

For further information, please refer to the information leaflet on using carrels.

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

Workstation Trolley
Workstation Trolley

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 two months 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.
If you are interested in this offer, please contact the circulation desk in Main Library Adolf-Reichwein-Straße.

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.
If you are interested, please contact the circulation desk, Branch Library Unteres Schloß.

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Group Study Rooms

Group study rooms are available for working in small groups and are freely accessible during  opening hours. All group study rooms are equipped with Wi-Fi, sockets, whiteboard and most of them with monitors for connecting mobile devices. Due to the high demand these rooms must be reserved in advance.

Please also observe the library's user regulations in the group rooms.

You will find group study rooms at the following library locations:

 

Main Library Adolf-Reichwein-Straße (AR):

Level 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: 10 seats

Reservation

Level 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

Level 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):

Level 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):

Level 1: 2 group study rooms

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

Reservation

 

Level 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 sound card and active speakers
  • Monitor 21''
  • Colour scanner
  • Basic D-brailleprinter, double sided
  • Video light/PC colour enlarger with cross table

 Software:

  • Jaws 15.0
  • OmniPage Pro OCR-Recognition software 14.0
  • OpenBook OCR-Recognition software 9.0
  • Adobe Acrobat X Pro
  • RTFC-Print software

 

It is possible to save special settings in a personal user interface.

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

 

 

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