The online catalog or OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog) is the web front-end interface of the library system aDIS/BMS. Use the catalog to conduct a literature search and manage your library account , such as reviewing and renewing items that you have checked out, requesting or placing a hold on library materials, or ordering materials through interlibrary loan.
Library materials are on open access in the readings rooms and stacks in the central library building (Bibliothekszentrale: BZ) and departmental library Helmholtzstraße (HH).
Workspaces are provided in all publicly accessible areas at both library locations. You can choose to study either in the open reading room area or in the stack aisles, and a limited number of personal study carrels are provided for quite study. In addition to these conventional work spaces, we provide a modern study environment with multimedia group work rooms and a lounge area.
The Library lends materials primarily for the needs of the University community, but we also offer our services to the wider academically interested public.
Licensing of digital editions of scientific journals, e-books, and literature and fact databases (e-resources) for the University of Ulm. The selection of content is demand-oriented and, depending on the product, is coordinated with the users, the faculties or the university management and carried out on their behalf. The service ensures online access to licensed electronic information media via the platforms of the providers.
Professors and academic staff who wish to have reference material on hand for research purposes may establish their own office reference collections containing borrowed library material. Non-academic institutes can also apply for such permission.
Library patrons may request to borrow material from these collections via the online catalog.
The service includes the provision of the university with information media for research, teaching and studies. The service is responsible for the development of the entire inventory including de-acquisition. It coordinates and advises the financial resources in the area of information supply at the university as a whole and coordinates the acquisition of print and e-media, as well as the open access transformation.
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