In the corridor in front of the library you will find lockers that can be used with your CamusCard. Coats, bags, etc. are not permitted in the library and should be locked up. To lock the compartments electronically, you initialize your CampusCard at the terminal first and then you can lock the individual compartment. Overnight use is not allowed.
Coats, bags and food are not permitted inside the library, transparent water bottles are permitted. Since the library is a place to study and work, we ask for mutual consideration, quiet conversations only in the designated areas and not to make phone calls while being inside the library.
You will find the service desk directly at the entrance on your left.
Here you are able to register as a new library member, reserve a book caddy or a group study room and can collect books you placed a hold on as well as books from the interlibrary loan. In addition, all your questions regarding the library will be answered here.
The current service hours can be found <here> on our website.
The textbook collection is the only part of the library's print book collection that is located on the ground floor. In the online library catalog this special location is marked as the location “Lehrbuchsammlung”. Every book in the textbook collection is borrowable.
A copy of each title in the textbook collection is not borrowable and has to stay inside the library at all times. This reference copy is located in the open access area and has a yellow dot on the spine.
Some printed books in the textbook collection are also available as an e-book:
If we purchased a specific book as an e-book, you will find a display with the QR code on the shelf.
Simply scan in the QR code and read the e-book.
The periodicals for which we have an ongoing subscription you can find on the ground floor.
You will find the current volume of each periodical in the flap compartment with the most recent issue on the outside of the flap. Older volumes can be found on the upper floors or in the library stack.
Periodicals are not borrowable, but excerpts may be copied or scanned.
At the self-checkout terminals you can easily and quickly borrow or return books.
You can borrow books for 4 weeks, media from the media center are borrowable for 2 weeks.
Books with a yellow dot on the spine are not borrowable.
A detailed map of the library is hanging on the wall in between the two staircases that lead to the first floor.
On that map, you can see our different working-atmospheres (silent, quiet and communicative). Furthermore, you can see the topics with the corresponding shelf numbers on it.
Print media is arranged after a specific classification scheme. This allows thematic grouping of similar literature and helps to find relevant information more quickly.
The library offers a special service for students who are working on their bachelor or master thesis. These students can rent a book caddy to store their borrowed books in it.
These caddies are located behind the staircase on the ground floor. They can be locked and, thanks to the attached wheels, moved to your preferred workspace in the library.
For more information, please ask the library staff at the service desk.
The media of the library are sorted alphabetically by shelf mark on the shelves. The library catalog shows you the shelf mark of a searched medium. This shelf mark is visible on the spine of the book. The first part of the shelf mark (e.g. PIF) shows you the shelf section in the library, the second part of the shelf mark (e.g. Man) helps you find the specific book within the shelf section. A look on the orientation board on the ground floor will help you find the right shelf.
You took a book out of a shelf but realized that you no longer need it? Use the replacing boxes and place the media that you no longer need in one of them. We will clear them and put the media back where they belong.
Books with a yellow dot on the spine are called reference books. These books should be available in the library at all times and therefore are not borrowable.
A copy of each title that is available in the textbook collection always remains in the library and cannot be borrowed. This reference copy is located in the open access area with the same shelf mark and is additionally labelled on the back with a note regarding the textbook collection.
Periodicals, newspapers, loose-leaf collections, historic collections, legislative texts and commentaries, annuals and thesis are also not borrowable.
The reading room is a room where you can retreat for silent individual work. Sockets for charging your technical equipment are provided. This room is not intended for working in groups.
In the reading lounge, you will find cozy and comfortable seating, quiet conversations are allowed in this area. The lounge is not intended for silent and concentrated individual work.
In a course reserve collection, lecturers provide selected literature for a specific lecture. This literature is arranged according to the names of the lecturers and cannot be borrowed so that it is available in the library at all times. Books in a course reserve collection are marked as the special location “Semesterapparat” in the online library catalog.
In this room, you will find a copier and a book scanner and you can make copies (while respecting copyright law) without disturbing studying library visitors. The copier is useable with the copy credit on your CampusCard, for the book scanner you will need a USB stick because your scanned pages will solely be saved as a PDF file on the USB stick.
The Mediathek in the central library offers audiovisual media (DVDs, language learning courses etc.), the pedagogic-didactic game collection, psychological tests and theses from the Faculty of Social Work and Health and the course of Studies in Scientific Technology.
The current service hours of the Mediathek can be found <here> on our website..
Along the window facade are individual workstations, each equipped with reading lights, sockets and USB ports. The computers have internet access and can be activated with your personal university login. Please remember to logout after use.
The group study room on the first floor is one of three group study rooms that the library offers. A smartboard, flipcharts and magnetic walls that you can write on (special pens can be borrowed at the service desk) are in this room. You can book a group study room for up to three hours per day at the service desk (keep in mind that reservations have to be made at least at the latest day before you want to use the room). If the group study rooms have not been booked, they are free to use.
On the floor in between the first floor and the second floor is the reading gallery. Comfortable armchairs and sofas invite you to linger. It is allowed to have quiet conversations on the gallery. Some of the furniture is equipped with USB ports and sockets so that you can charge technical devices.
On the second floor of the library you will find, in addition to specialist literature and bound periodicals, learning spaces which are particularly suitable for group work. Our group workstations offer enough room for groups and are equipped with big screens that are ideal for working together on presentations. Cables for connecting your own laptop can be borrowed at the service desk.
Our modern work bunks offer groups of 3-4 people a safe place to learn and study together. Most work bunks are equipped with big screens that are ideal for working together on presentations. Cables for connecting your own laptop can be borrowed at the service counter.
The group study room on the second floor is one of three group study rooms that the library offers. Flipcharts and magnetic walls that you can write on (special pens can be borrowed at the service desk) are in this room. You can book a group study room for up to three hours per day at the service desk (keep in mind that reservations have to be made at least at the latest day before you want to use the room). If the group study rooms have not been booked, they are free to use.
Catalog computers are available on the floors of the library. They are intended for quick research in the library catalog and have no internet connection. The library catalog is also accessible from home via the internet.
On the second floor of the library is the parent-child room that can be booked for up to three hours per day at the service desk (keep in mind that reservations have to be made at least at the latest day before you want to use the room). In cooperation with the family service of the university, the room was equipped with children's books, tonies, two large pillows and puzzles.
In the mission statement of the University of Applied Sciences Emden/Leer, sustainability and social responsibility are given a very high priority. The University Library Emden/Leer does its part to promote and consolidate the sustainable idea - the "Infothek Sustainability - the sustainable shelf". Here you will find concentrated literary knowledge on the topic on the second floor of the Central Library Emden on shelf no.44.