Corona: Masks are still required!
More news about the start of the semester >>
More news about the start of the semester >>
Wallraf's books - The rescue of a scholarly library
Photo exhibition in the foyer
Computer science and sociology textbooks to give away
We support our students and give away our discarded computer science and sociology textbooks.
When: from 23 May 2022
Where: in the foyer of the UCL
Mon-Fri 9-24, Sat-Sun 9-21
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.
Project PlagStop.nrw: 1. Digital workshop, 2nd date
The aim of the PlagStop.nrw project is to develop digital services to identify and prevent plagiarism for teachers and students. The approaches to the use of plagiarism software and the provision of services to prevent plagiarism and breaches of good academic practice vary from university to university. PlagStop.nrw has set itself the goal of bundling the different approaches in order to ensure an efficient utilisation potential of the project results. Within the framework of various workshops, different local experiences and requirements are to be recorded, consolidated and incorporated into the further project plan.
Due to the great interest in our 1st workshop, we are offering another date on 14.6.2022. The workshop is aimed at all interested university members. You can register until 7.6.2022.
Further information on the project and the workshop >>
New test access in subject area medicine
We have the CINAHL database as a new test access in the university network for the subject area of medicine (until 24.5.2022).
Opening hours are extended in the Historical Collections Reading Room
We open 8 hours longer a week. The new opening hours are:
- Mon and Fri 10 - 14
- Tue and Wed 10 - 16
- Thu 10 - 18
New databases in April
Our new databases in provision via the "Nationwide National Licenses" project:
- Biochemical Society Journals (Subject area: Biology, Chemistry, Medicine)
- Transatlantic Relations Online (Subject area: General and comparative linguistics and literature, Anglistics, American studies, History, Theology and religious studies)
- World Religion Database (Subject area: Theology and religious studies)
- Muslims of the Soviet East Digital Archiv (Subject area: History, Theology and religious studies)
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 >>
From 24 January: New UoC booster stickers available in the UCL foyer
Since a few days there are new booster rules - and therefore also new UzK booster stickers. They replace the previous uni booster stickers, but they will also remain valid for the time being.
If you are boostered, you can have a vignette stuck on your UCCard or your library card from Monday, 24 January, in our foyer. Please bring the Covid vaccination certificate as a QR code as proof of booster vaccination and an official photo ID!
You can find all the information, including details of other issuing locations, on the University website >>
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 >>
Mobile access to the New York Times
New on offer: Science textbooks at Wiley-VCH
We offer access to 10 important textbooks published by Wiley-VCH in the university network. More information >>
Extension of the test phase: 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
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 >>
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 >>