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Locations, catalogues, bibliographies and reference works on German studies at the University Library

Locations of Books in Dortmund University Library

Central Library

  • Books
    Shelf marks: C (location: 2nd floor); Jc F (location: 3rd floor)
  • Textbooks
    Shelf mark: L Ca (location: Ground floor)
  • Not borrowable
    • Reference works such as encyclopedias, dictionaries, bibliographies and handbooks are usually not borrowable. The same goes for individual copies of much-used texts for research and teaching.
    • Journals
      Shelf mark: ZC (location: Basement level 1); current year in room E 1 (location: Ground floor)


  • Books (Short-term loan over-night or weekend)
  • Shelf classification and Keyword index
  • Diploma theses
    Shelf mark: SAA 150
  • Journals (not borrowable)
    Alphabetical shelving
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Catalogues in Dortmund University Library

Media (books, videos...)


University Publications

  • Eldorado  Open-Access-Symbol
    Catalogue of Dortmund University electronic publications (mainly theses). Full texts available.

Union catalogues:

  • North Rhine-Westphalia: HBZ Collective Catalogue
    Library catalogue for North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate
  • Deutschland: Karlsruhe Virtual Catalogue (KVK)
    KVK is a meta-search interface for library and book trade catalogues throughout the world. It contains more than 75,000,000 book titles

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Printed Bibliographies and Reference Works

Collection development of our library in German studies begins with the year 1929.

Bibliographies and reference works on German Studies can be found in the Emil-Figge-Bibliothek, shelf mark SDA.