The majority of our collection is not directly accessible, but is stored in closed stacks.
The "Sofortausleihbereich" - SAB (instant lending area) is part of the freely accessible open stacks. However, the books are not in thematic order, so a topical search is impossible.
A search in our Search & Order (in German) is necessary to find the location of the books you are looking for. You may retrieve books located in the open stacks yourself. To obtain books from the closed stacks, you have to place an order.
Topical browsing of the shelves is only possible in the textbook collection and the reading rooms. Nevertheless, it is advisable to search in our catalog (in German) for these areas too, in order to find the books you need without delay.
A part of the collection can be accessed directly. These items may be copied but not borrowed.
You can find the non-circulation collection in the following locations: