University Library

Off Campus Access

If you wish to use e-media and databases of the library off campus, a few technical requirements have to be observed. Therefore follow the steps below and use library offers whenever they are needed.

Initial password in Kaiserslautern and User ID in Landau

On Campus Kaiserslautern:

With your enrollment documents you will receive an initial password. This is used to create a RHRK account.

On Campus Landau:

The user ID is both your email address and the login for all services on the Campus Landau.

  • As soon as you received your matriculation number, create your user in the IDM.

 

 

Set up VPN access

Because of licence regulations many services and web pages are only accessible within the networks of the RPTU. In order to be able to access these services from off campus, the University Computing Centers offers access via the so-called "remote access (VPN)". An encrypted tunnel is built from your own device to the RPTU and your data will be securely transmitted. Via this tunnel your device gets an IP address from the address range of the RPTU, so that internal resources are also available by any external internet connection.

  • Use the setup instructions of the University Computing Centers for Campus Kaiserslautern or Campus Landau for your operating system. Please make sure to create a profile for “full tunnel” during installation for Campus Kaiserslautern!
  • If you have further questions contact the service point of the RHRK or of the URZ.

How to get started in the library

Now you have access to our e-books, e-journals and databases. You will find them like this:
 

  • E-books & e-journals: The easiest way to access our e-media is searching in our catalog Katalog+. As all media of the library are listed there, both printed and electronic, it is often helpful to use limiters. You can search for specific topics or individual documents. In the full record view of a document, you may find a link to the full text. 
    No registration in Katalog+ is required to access e-media!
  • Databases: You can find our databases via the database information system (DBIS) (content in German language only). Currently there is a DBIS for Campus Kaiserslautern and another for Campus Landau. Here the databases are sorted according to subjects. The search function can be used to find individual databases. For subjects taught at the RPTU, there are integrated lists of important databases. In DBIS you will find additional instructions for use.
  • For further information sources, please have a look at our section Literature search.

Specifics

Even if most e-media or databases are accessible via the VPN access, there are exceptions.

  • Access via Shibboleth: Shibboleth is a method of authentication. First select your home institution (TU Kaiserslautern or University Koblenz-Landau). In the next step enter your RHRK or URZ credentials. You will receive a corresponding note in DBIS.
  • Spatial Restrictions: For legal databases such as "juris" and "beck-online" only on-campus Kaiserslautern access is possible.
  • Single User License: Because of licence agreements some products can only be used at a single workplace and we have to log you in and out.

No access?

Test here if you are in the IP address range of the university.

Contact

Central information

Central library
Gebäude 32

Tel.: +49 631 205 - 3856
Fax: +49 631 205 - 123856
E-Mail: info@ub.uni-kl.de

8:30  - 12:30 Uhr  (Monday-Friday)

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