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Central Information Desk

„Just ask!“  - The Central Information desk is here to provide information and advice on services and offerings of the entire university library. Our focus is on advising and supporting our users in their search for information in databases and the internet.



Information is our forte! We are here to support you with database and internet research of any kind. Our librarians will answer complex queries concerning your scientific work and provide support with technical problems and special concerns.

We will show you how to search the university library’s Katalog+ for books, journals and articles that are available as electronic full texts or printed versions.

If you are looking for additional literature on a subject, we will guide you through our extensive database offerings - from research to full text.

Databases and Reference Works

Take advantage of the university library's wide range of databases in all subject areas. You can choose from various database types such as bibliographic databases, full-text, factual or image databases. Our entire offer can be found via our Database Information System (DBIS).

In addition, the library has a selection of printed reference works searchable via our Katalog+.


We will advise you on the execution and processing of interlibrary loan orders (via the DigiBib) and literature orders from document delivery services (KLUB direkt, Subito). Transaction numbers for interlibrary loan orders can be obtained from the Central Information desk and from the department libraries.


If you need a specific paper quickly, the library is your competent partner for fast document delivery. The Central Information desk will handle the complete order processing. KLUB direkt service will deliver copies of articles, book excerpts and technical standards (except DIN standards) within three working days. Further information and an order form can be found here.


You are writing a term paper, a bachelor/master thesis or a dissertation? You are looking for specialist literature on your subject that includes not only books but also articles from journals and anthologies? The internet offers a wide range of information and documents, but are these documents really reliable and can they be quoted?

Here our "individual advice" is exactly what you need.

Just tell us your topic or your question. We will take plenty of time for you and offer advice tailored to your individual information needs.

To make an appointment with the information specialists, please contact the Central Information desk. Further information and a registration form can be found here.

Fit to Study – Guided Tours and Trainings Courses

University staff, guests and school classes can learn more about the services offered by the university library by taking part in an introductory course or a course for working techniques and methods.

In addition, the university library offers courses on literature research, reference management and scientific working (German only). By prior arrangement, the training team will tailor any course to the individual concerns and needs of the participants.

Please send your inquiries and registration to the Central Information desk.

Institutions and schools may use this registration form.


  • Susanne Jungkamp
  • Melanie Sparre


The Central Information Desk is located in the entrance area of the Central Library (Bldg. 32).


Central information

Central library
Gebäude 32

Tel.: +49 631 205 - 3856
Fax: +49 631 205 - 123856

8:30  - 12:30 Uhr  (Monday-Friday)

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