students in the library

The University Library provides you with a range of literature and study materials relevant to your own field of study in both print and electronic format. We provide access to textbooks and all other forms of print and electronic literature and resources, and we also deliver a range of documents and resources from all over the world directly to you.

The University Library is a place where students can learn and study. On the University Library sites, you can work quietly and independently on your laptop or take advantage of our communal study spaces and meet your classmates in areas specifically designed for communicative group work.

Equipped with wireless internet, scanners, photocopiers and PC workstations, all within close proximity to our on-site collections, our Library sites create an optimal learning environment for our users. What’s more, if you have any questions, our Library staff in the Information Center will be more than happy to help.

Search Options

Searching for Literature

In our catalogs and databases, you can search and browse literature and resources relevant to your field of study. All of the Library’s holdings are documented, including print and online materials and resources, textbooks, dissertations and theses, journals, and patents and standards holdings.

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On-Site Services

Central Library

At the Main Library site on Templergraben, you can use study spaces, borrow items, scan and copy documents, and consult the University Library staff.

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My subject

by subject

Our subject specialists provide quick support and assistance with queries and resources specific to your field of study.

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Courses

Courses

The course program on offer at the University Library provides users with guidance and support in the following areas: familiarising yourself with the RWTH University Library system, services and resources (for new students); commencing scientific research; using reference management software.

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