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Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
Universitätsbibliothek

Multimedia Centre (MMZ)

Opening hours

Phone: + 49 6221 542573
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At the first floor of the University Library we offer facilities to use electronic and audiovisual media.

Only students and staff of the University of Heidelberg have full internet access and are allowed to compile electronic documents. A valid library card is required. In the Multimedia Centre we provide network connection (Wireless LAN) for laptop users.

Please note our rules for the use of our computer facilities (§ 20 and §21 Benutzungsordnung).

Computer facilities

The following computer facilities and software are reserved to the students and staff of the University of Heidelberg only. All workstations are equipped with multimedia application software.

Available Software

  • Text processing programs, spread-sheet, database management system, etc.: MS Office, LibreOffice
  • Graphics: Adobe Photoshop
  • Reading and creating Portable Document Format (PDF):
    Acrobat
  • Internet: Mozilla, Internet Explorer

You can reserve a workstation for a maximum of three hours per day. Please use the possibility to reserve a workstation at the enquiry desk.

Good knowledge of the offered application software is required. The superintending staff can not help to compile or format texts or files e.g. Please visit the training courses in the Computing Centre of the University of Heidelberg.

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Scanner facilities

  • Scanners to digitize microforms (digital reader-printer)
  • flatbed scanners
  • slide scanner (ektachrome, e.g.)
  • 1 Scan Snap overhead scanner

You can reserve a workstation for a maximum of two hours per day. Please use the possibility to reserve a workstation at the enquiry desk. In the study room of the Main Library and the Neuenheim Branch we also provide planetary book scanners.

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Microforms

Heidelberg University Library holds a large collection of microforms. Among our holdings are newspapers and iconographic archives and microforms relating to the history of art.

In the Multimedia Centre we offer digital reader-printers to multiply, print or store the images on your USB-Stick or CD-ROM.

Laptop / Wireless LAN

To students and staff of Heidelberg University we provide WLAN internet access for laptops in the whole area of our Multimedia Centre. A library card is required. Please note: Only students and staff of Heidelberg University have full internet access. All other users of our library only can access the servers of Heidelberg University.

Digitization of records

For the digitization of records a USB-record player is available. Please contact a staff member at the information desk and bring an USB-drive along.

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