Sara Melchior, sara-eliza.melchior(at)hs-esslingen.de
Phone: +49(0)711 397-4100
Would you like a particular item to be available in the library? Then let us know your suggestions.
With a few exceptions, all items can be loaned. Those that cannot be loaned are identified by a red label and include books that are reserved for current courses and newspapers/journals.
You can check out our loans yourself over the self-scanning system.
Loans from another Campus
If the item you require is in the library of another of the University’s campuses, you can place a request for it. Delivery takes 2-4 opening days.
Requests for items located in the City Centre Campus can only be made by students/staff from that campus and only during the semester (lecture periods). You can pick up requested items on Tuesdays and Thursdays from the Library Office (Lernmittelreferat).
Use of the literature administration programme Citavi is free of charge for members of the University. Citavi lets you gather and sort literature, do research in library catalogues and specialist databases, collect citations, and create normed literature lists.
You can find further information on Citavi on the Intranet portal.
If you would like to print out or photocopy an item in the library, you can do so using the machines operated by the University Printing Office on your campus.
The library offers members of the University a large range of e-media (e-books, databases, e-journals).
People interested in a specialist subject can use the library as an external user.
Literature that is not available in the University library can be requested via interlibrary loans. This costs € 1.50 per item. Delivery can take 1-4 weeks.
Using the library and borrowing items is free of charge. Fines are charged for items that are not returned on time or are not renewed in time. The exact amount of fines can be found in the table of fines.
You can use your account to renew loans, reserve or request items from the stacks, to the City Center library or to and from Goeppingen.
Forgotten how to log in? No problem!
Are you a student or staff member at the University? Just enter your name and password from the Computer Center.
Are you an external user? Then enter your user number and your date of birth (dd.mm.yyyy) as password.
Still doesn’t work? You can get help by phoning:
Telephone helpline for problems with logging in: +49 (0) 711 397-4103
In the libraries there are numerous workplaces for groups and individuals. PC workstations are also available.
Some items are kept in closed stacks but can still be borrowed. You can place a request using the search engine BOSS. You will receive an e-mail as soon as your request is ready to be collected at the collection shelf.
Borrowed items can be returned at the service desk of both libraries during opening times. If the library is closed, you can return items by putting them in the return box.
Members of the City Center Campus can return items on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Library Office.
If you would like to scan items that cannot be lent, you can do so free of charge using the library’s scanner. Please do not forget to bring a USB stick to save the scans.
At the Hilltop Campus library, you can reserve a locker for the day. Keys can be obtained at the service desk.
The libraries offer courses on using the library for new students as well as introductory courses on researching databases.
Books for Current Courses (Semesterapparat)
Items that are relevant for a particular course are held in the library for that period of time. They are sorted alphabetically according to the name of the lecturer. The search engine BOSS can give you an overview of the books/items to be found in the Semester Reserved Collections.
Special loan periods
Students who attend their practical semester and students who are about to write their bachelor or master thesis can get a special loan period. On presentation of the employment contract for the practical semester or the certification of a professor, these students can request a longer loan period at the service counter. The extended loan period contains no more than six months and is limited to 10 media. Please bring your media selection to the service counter.
If all copies of a particular item are on loan, you can reserve it free of charge. You will be informed by e-mail as soon as a copy becomes available and is ready to be collected at the service desk.
Print newspapers and journals may not be borrowed but parts of them can be photocopied or scanned. The list of newspapers/journals shows you which print newspapers/journals are held in the library.
Online editions can be found in the EZB (electronic publications library).