Profile of department
Nearly the entire stock of print and nonprint media is made accessible to all users within the central library and the departmental library Helmholtzstraße. Furthermore the department orders all kinds of literature which is not available in Ulm from other libraries all over the world (interlibrary loan and other delivery services). In return Ulm offers the own holdings for external use (2013 about 19,000 interlibrary loan requests). The department primarily supplies the students, the lecturers and scientists with literature but the library collection and services are accessible for all scientifically interested users of the general public. In 2013 14% of the 10,600 active users were not members of the University of Ulm.
423 working places including 23 computer working stations are available to users for studying and working with all library media as well as with own material.