The University Library represents the Universitys central information unit. It supports studies, teaching and research
at the University through the provision and conveyance of printed, electronic and audiovisual information carriers for all
areas of studies offered.
The University Library provides its stock to the public for professional and general educational purposes. It promotes the
information competence of its users, i.e. the ability to select, employ and critically evaluate information sources via training
and individual consulting.
The University Library is open to the (general) public. All of its stocks are searchable through the online catalogue, may
be used in the reading rooms and to a predominant extent may be borrowed for use at home.
The library remains closed from September 17th to September 21st 2018!
Opening Hours of the new library, Vordere Zollamtsstrasse 7 from September 24th 2018:
Mon - Thu: 9:30 - 18:30
Fri: 9:30 - 16:00
Thank you for your understanding!
Your library team.
The University Library offers
- ca. 135.000 monographs (focus areas are art, architecture and design of the 20th and 21st century)
- more than 400 journal subscriptions
- ca. 950 online journals and 25 online databases, which are accessible on the campus resp. for students and teachers also from
outside via VPN
- a media library with about 10.200 DVDs and video tapes (artist videos, movies, documentaries)
- steadily growing number of e-books
- Special collections: artists books / female-specific and feminist literature / source literature on surrealism / japanese
woodcut books / partial legacy of Clemens Holzmeister
- Bbooks of articles not available at the library may be ordered from other libraries as inter-library-loans
- Trainings in library use, mailing list for current information
- Support for individual research; enquiry services
- Study desks, workplaces for online search, audio/video/DVD players, copy/print/scan facilities
- Loan card available at the main reading room upon presentation of student card (for students) or photo identification
(for all other persons) and official registration certificate as a proof of address
- Loan period: 28 days
- Loan limit: 15 items
- Special conditions for students writing theses or dissertations
- Loan renewals via supA [Suchportal Angewandte] or telephone (01/71133-2268) only possible, if loan period has not expired
- Book container for books returned outside opening hours
- Reservation via internet possible, confirmation by e-mail, book held back for 5 opening days
- Order for books from cellar stores via e-mail to email@example.com possible
The new Library of the Applied Arts offers free access to their substantial collections. Media and communication sciences
(graphic design, film and photography), art history, fashion, sculpture, painting, artists monographs and architecture are
housed within the Reading Room. All other subjects can be found in Room 2. In addition to these collections there is an inventory of magazines from which borrowing requests can be made.The Library uses the Regensburger Verbundklassifikation (RVK) which was originally developed in the 1960S as an in-house system for the University Library of Regensburg. There
are now more than 140 institutions in Germany, Austria, Italy and Switzerland who cooperate with each other to continue its
development.Books are marked on the spine with a yellow stripe or the old systems labels and use the RVK signature consisting of a two
letter (main grouping) and number (specific grouping) combination which define the thematic classification. The indexing codes
allow the location of a book to be clearly defined within the entire library. Group A General, is subdivided into groups, for example in AP for Media and Communication Sciences, Communication Design,
AP 94200 stands for general works of history of photography or in ZH, the main group for Architecture, ZH 6230 represents
museum construction. In order to differentiate between individual media within the thematic groups, one or more further alphanumeric identifiers
("Cutter-Sanborn notation", CSN for short) are appended to the thematic notation. The basis for the alphanumeric key is the
name or the term, so an author's books on a topic - that is, with the same notation can be grouped together. In some cases, the notation is preceded by a local code. This indicates a specific location for example "Hb /", which identifies
manuals/reference books, or the local flag "Kü /", which identifies the works of artists from the respective Department. These
are preceded by the respective notation without "Kü /".