Opening hours: Mon-Fri from 9-24 and Sat-Sun 9-21
Humanities titles via Manchesterhive
New databases licensed
- Oxford Research Encyclopedias: Due to good use in the test phase, 7 modules of the database were licensed.
- Eurographics Digital Library: A full-text database on the subject of "computer graphics".
4800 SAGE Educational videos
You can still access approx. 4,800 educational videos (documentaries, interviews, tutorials, case studies ....) from the publisher SAGE until 15.12.2021. Further information >>
Human Sciences Reading Room: Closed from 22.11.2021!
The carpet in the Human Sciences Reading Room is being replaced in parts. The Reading Room will therefore remain closed until further notice.
Journals can be obtained directly from the issue counter without prior order for short loan.
Opening hours of the issue counter from 22.11.2021:
Mon-Fri 11-16.; Thurs additionally 16-18
Anything goes: An exhibition by students for students ...
The exhibition shows works from the last two years, which were marked by the challenges of the pandemic. More about the exhibition >>
Digital UCL in times of Corona
We offer students and employees of the University of Cologne access to the eLibrary of Nomos and the eLibrary of the VDI Verlag. More e-media via Initiative E-Books.NRW >>
24 October 2021: Libraries Day
This year, the UCL Cologne is focusing on the topic: "E-media preferred". We provide facts on the topic of e-media and show why e-books & co. are so advantageous for users and for us as a library. Further information >>
From 23.08.2021, the 3G rule will apply in all canteens and cafeterias!
Please note: From 23.08. the 3G rule (vaccinated, recovered, tested) applies in all canteens incl. admission control! This also applies to the cafeteria in the University Library!
Further information (German) on the website of the Werk >>
Interlibrary loan: Journal articles can be picked up on site in the library
As of 1 August 2021 you can pick up a printout copy of the article on site in the library at the Reading Room counter (1st floor).
21.04.2021: Launch of the Virtual Jesuit Collection Cologne - a LAM project (Library, Archive, Museum) of the ULC Cologne.
Our three-person "Jesuit team," a doctoral student, a graduate librarian, and a student assistant, searched the holdings of the Gymnasium Library set up at our facility for books from the Jesuit Library and presented the results of their work to the Cologne Gymnasium and Endowment Fund in the form of a collection portal on April 21, 2021.
Learn more about the Jesuit Collection Cologne >>
SIS Philosophy and Brill launch model project
The international academic publisher Brill has signed an agreement with the Specialised Information Service (SIS) Philosophy on the e-book purchase of 1900 titles and on cooperation in a digitisation project of over 1300 titles from the publisher's archive.
The titles retro-digitised by the SIS Philosophy will be freely accessible to all registered users on the SIS Philosophy portal.
With this project, SIS Philosophy is breaking new ground by combining the acquisition of monographs with the digitisation of backlist titles. It is a great success to have launched such a model project with Brill as a partner.
Campus delivery service
Scans of articles and book chapters from our printed collections for all UoC employees in teaching, research and administration.
Further information >>
Our contracts with scientific publishers
The University of Cologne has concluded Open Access transformation agreements with a number of publishers and publication platforms on behalf of its scientists. In addition to (almost) complete online access to the respective journal portfolios, the financing of publications in Open Access has been agreed upon. List of publishers and publication platforms >>
Search for law e-books more conveniently
From now on you can find e-books of the database juris in our portal. Simply enter subject, author or title in the UCL-Portal ... Off you go!
New for scientists: "Research & Publishing"
The new navigation point "Research & Publishing" provides our services for scientists at the University of Cologne. Do you have questions about the data management plan or open access publishing? You will find answers to these and other questions here.
Research & Publishing >>