Exhibition and large supporting program
Exhibition Reiner Heidorn
Cash payment at the automatic pay stations no longer possible
From 13.3.2023, you will only be able to pay fees/costs at the automatic pay stations using a Girocard (EC card).
Back again: HERDT Campus IT learning materials
Due to good demand, the University of Cologne has once again licensed HERDT Campus IT learning materials (HERDT Campus All you can read).
E-books of more than 700 digital teaching and learning books on IT topics can be downloaded as PDF files. In some cases, additional digital media such as video tutorials are also available.
Further information on our new offer >>
February: New e-books in the university network
- From now on, the eBook package RWS - Recht, Wirtschaft, Steuern (Law, Economics, Taxes) from Erich Schmidt Verlag offers you access to approx. 700 e-books.
- Also new are around 7,000 German-language e-books (incl. textbooks) from the Peter Lang Verlag. The range of subjects includes the humanities and social sciences.
Further information on our new offer >>
The discovery tool Yewno Discover has discontinued its service.
Francis & Taylor E-Books (Initiative E-Books.NRW)
As of now, 72,000 e-books of the publishing house Taylor & Francis from the year of publication 2011 are available via the Initiative E-Books.NRW. We have thus been able to considerably expand our offer, which previously included the e-books of the years of publication 2019 ff. The e-books are already activated on the platform. It is planned to include all titles in the UCL-Portal.
Further information on the E-Books.NRW >>
Department of Human Sciences: AWM holdings available for order again
As of 21.11.2022, you can order the retrieved old holdings of the signature group year:serial number (e.g. 78:123) again.
The staging period for this stock can be up to 2 weeks.
Historical City Library and Wallraf Library
Minister President Wüst takes over patronage for restoration projects. The entire holdings of the Historical City Library, including Ferdinand Franz Wallraf's library, are to be restored by 2028. More information about patronage >>
SIS Philosophy cooperates with publisher Karl Albers
The Specialised Information Service Philosophy (SIS Philosophy) will include selected titles from the publishing house Karl Alber in its research platform for philosophical literature philportal.de. The publications are from the three series Praktische Philosophie, Phänomenologie and Alber Philosophie. In accordance with the acquisition model of the SIS Philosophy, frontlist titles are licensed and backlist titles are retro-digitised. For the first time, backlist titles will be completely transformed into Open Access.
DFG grant for Open Access publication fees
For the period 2022-2024, the DFG has approved the UCL's "Open Access Publication Costs" application. As a scientist the University of Cologne/Uniklinik, you can have your primary open access publication of journal articles (Gold Open Access) subsidised with 700 €.
"mathematica didactica": Another Open Access journal online!
"mathematica didactica" is a scientific and peer-reviewed open access journal for mathematics didactics. It contains original contributions on the teaching and learning of mathematics. Empirical studies as well as theoretical conceptualisations are published. Contributions from the whole range of academic research in this field are welcome.
100 years UCL of Cologne - a picture journey through history
In our anniversary exhibition, we take you on a pictorial journey through the history of the University and City Library of Cologne. Further information >>
February 2022: Saving our historical book collections
In a letter to the Minister of State for Culture Claudia Roth, eight members of the Bundestag from Cologne advocate for the restoration of our endangered historical book collection >>
Extensive downloads of e-media are not permitted under licensing law!
Due to current events, we would like to urgently refer to the licensing information regarding the use of electronic media.
In the case of extensive downloads, the provider may block access not only to your own computer, but also to the entire university.
Further information under >>