ULB Düsseldorf: Knowing where knowledge is.

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Due to the new Corona Protection Ordinance NRW (as of 11.01.2021), access to the library is only possible for borrowing previously ordered media and for media return. Currently, this applies to closed stack orders, interlibrary loans, reservations and official withdrawals, which you can order in the usual procedure.

  • Order and collect service of holdings located in the Central Library Textbook Collection for HHU students and staff - How to order
  • Order and collect service of borrowable holdings located in the Central Library Reading Room for HHU students preparing for exams (Bachelor's and Master's theses, state exams), HHU doctoral students and HHU employees - How to order
  • Order and collect service for borrowable media from the Medical Library (O.A.S.E.) and the Law Library for HHU students and staff - How to order

Please make use of our digital services whenever possible.

Access to our libraries / opening hours
  • Open libraries/opening hours

    Central Library, Medical and Law Libraries

    • Monday to Friday 10 am - 3 pm


    Access requirements

    The library may only be entered with a textile mouth-nose covering (e.g. everyday mask, scarf, shawl).

    To access the library you have to present your valid library card or HHU Card. Please make sure that your HHU Card is activated. According to the Corona Protection Ordinance of NRW, we are also obliged to collect your telephone number and keep it for four weeks.


Access to our media - online and on site
    • We provide access to E-Books, E-Journals and academic databases. You can find them in our catalogue. As a member of Heinrich Heine university you can access these resources from home using VPN or Shibboleth. We provide a detailed handout with instructions here (German).
    • We are constantly adding to our E-Book collection. You can find an overview of newly added E-Book packages here (German).
    • Should you need an E-Book that is not yet in our collections please send us a purchase suggestion.
    • You have found an E-Book online but a contact person from ULB tells you we cannot purchase it? Please be aware that there are some restrictions to E-Book purchases and refer to our FAQ (German).
    • We have developed a literature delivery service through which employees of HHU can order scans of printed journal articles and book chapters from ULB collections for free. This service is available for all faculties. 
Information literacy teaching resources
    • Use the ULB Online Kit (German) to learn more about how to access our online resources from home.
    • Use our ULB-Kompass (German) to learn more about finding sources and using them in your papers and theses. Lessons are provided in small E-Learning bites. Or use our Lernmodul Informationskompetenz. Here you'll learn everything from how to start a literature search to managing your references.
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