Textbook Collection

The textbook collection on the ground floor holds multiple copies of textbooks from all subject areas.
Please retrieve the books from the shelves and use the self-service machines.

L0ehrbuchsammlung - Aussenansicht

Opening Hours:

Mon - Fri 9.00 a.m. - midnight
Sat - Sun 9.00 a.m. - 9.00 p.m.


Self returns machines

Self returns machines

Please return the books from the textbook collection to the self returns machines on the ground floor.

Opening Hours Self Returns Machines:

Mon - Thu 9.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.
Fri 9.00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m.

If the self returns machines are closed, you may return items at the reading room desk until 15 min before closing time.

Borrowing regulations

  • You can borrow up to 30 items, but only a single copy of each title.
  • You cannot borrow a returned item with the same user account until the following opening day (counting Monday to Friday). Other copies of the same title however can – if required – be borrowed immediately.

Loan period

The loan period for a textbook is 20 working days (counting Monday to Friday). Renewals and reservations are possible.

Please note: Observing the loan period is your own responsibility. Please check your user account (in German) regularly.


Systematic catalog of the textbook collection: (in German) Overview over the classification scheme for each subject with titles and shelf marks.
KUG: (in German) It is possible to search the textbook collection exclusively by selecting the “USB-textbook collection” catalog.

Search & Order: (in German) Search in the collection of the Cologne USB.

UCCard = library card
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