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Enquiry and Reference Service Main Library (IZA)



In our information centre we provide 34 workstations with internet access for research in our online catalogues and on our website.

The catalogues and websites of the University Library and of the University are freely accessible, for further access you need a valid library card.

The use of digital information (our onlinbe catalogue HEIDI, databases, the internet etc.) is a self-servivce facility. Information on our databases, their range and accessabilty, can be found.

We recommend visiting our training courses. For specific questions please do not hesitate to turn to our staff at the information desk.

Please note the terms of use for our public workstations.

To print documents, you can send your files from a workstation or your laptop. Once sent to a printer, you can print your files from any of the printers in the library or on campus.

Further services

  • URZ-Information Service
    Staff of the URZ-Information Service are on hand at our information desk during the following hous:
    • April, October:
      Mon, Tue, Thu: 8.30-12.00 and 13.00-16.00
    • All other months:
      Tue, Thu: 9.00-14.00
    The service includes: activating the Uni-ID, changing passwords, setting up VPN, WLAN and eduroam or applying for user authentication from the Computing Centre.
  • In the Information Centre there are tow copying/printing stations, one with a coin slot (5 or 25 cents per copy) and one where you can pay with a CampusCard (4 or 23 cents per copy).
  • A top-up point for CampusCards is located in the foyer.
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