Digital Document Service (DDS)

With the Digital Document Service (DDS), copies of articles from the kiz's journal holdings are delivered to you electronically as PDF files or made available for download on our server, provided that the copyright requirements allow this. DDS can be used for literature from all kiz locations. Colour originals are also available in colour.

A prerequisite for ordering is that you have an account (or library card) in the library system. 0,20 EUR is charged per essay page.

Order as scan

Orders can be placed via the Online-catalogue or via the user PCs in the Central Library and in the Helmholtzstraße Library. Particularly urgent orders can be handled for 4,00 EUR per essay (up to 20 pages). Please indicate the urgency in the comment field.
All other ordering methods for urgent orders incur costs of 5,00 EUR per essay (up to 20 pages).

Other ways to order are:

  • Telephone: +49 (0)731 / 50 - 15544
  • Fax: +49 (0)731 / 50 - 31494
  • DDS


Immediately after completion of your order, you will receive an email to notify you that the PDF copy can be accessed within 7 days under "My Account" in the online catalogue.

Provided your web browser and mail client are set to do so and you have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed, you can open the PDF document of the essay by simply clicking on the URL in your account. With Acrobat Reader, you can either print the essay or save it to your computer.
For copyright reasons, we are not allowed to store journal articles permanently electronically. It is therefore essential that you immediately collect the PDF copy provided on our server via your user account after receiving the e-mail, i.e. either save the document on your workstation or print it out.

Communication and Information Centre (kiz)

Please contact us if you have questions or problems related to the kiz services:

Office hours
Monday - Thursday
09:00 h - 12:00 h and 13:00 h - 15:30 h

Friday 09:00 h - 12:00 h

+49 (0) 731 / 50 - 30000

+49 (0) 731 / 50 - 1230000

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Support Portal (Uni internal)

Service Points are locations where you can visit us personally.


Using self-service functions of the Identity Management System (IDM): Administer permissions, subscribe to services, change passwords.

IDM Self Services

Research in the library stock: monographs, textbooks, magazines, university publications, e-books, e-journals, national licenses, and the contents of the institutional repository OPARU.

library catalogue::local

With about 400 keywords you will get direct access to our services. If something isn't listed, please contact our Internet Editorial Office.

A-Z List

Copyright notice according to § 52a UrhG

Digital copies may only be sent if they are used in teaching for a specific course or for the student's own research.

It is prohibited to use the electronic delivery for a public reproduction or also for an economic gainful purpose or also to create an electronic archive.

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For questions and problems, please contact the Helpdesk

You can download the latest version of Acrobat Reader directly from Adobe .