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Welcome to Dortmund University Library

Information for academic staff

What we can do for you

In print or electronic, Dortmund University Library offers lots of books, journals and other media. Your subject librarian can help you with specialised research in your particular field of study. Our subject librarians are charged with acquisition decisions in their field. Please counsult your subject librarian if you have questions, suggestions or wishes.
For news of the library and to get to our webpage subject guides / databases, go to our homepage. Professors and academic staff have special loan periods.

Order Requests

You can send your order request for academic media via email or personally to your subject librarian - or use our book suggestion form.
We order books, journals, databases and other media funded by budgets or project funds of faculties, institutes and professorial chairs with a library discount, including your local library.

Media Delivery

Reserve Book Collection

Lecturers can place books and other materials in a reserve book collection while the course is in session. Script2Web is a service which makes scanned book and journal articles or seminar scripts available in an electronic reserve book collection. Course participants have access to course material whenever they like, wherever there are. Complete books are placed in a special shelf if necessary. As they have to be constantly available they cannot be borrowed while the course is in session.

New Additions

Our lists of new accessions help you to stay informed of new additions to our stock. You can subscribe to the lists via RSS.

Subject-specific Help and Tailored Training

Our subject librarians are your contact persons. They can help you with specialised research in your field and are responsible for acquisition decisions. They collaborate closely with the faculties. Optionally we offer courses due to individual needs and present databases and other search tools.

TU Dortmund University Research Publications

Report your current publications as well as previous publications authored during your time at TU Dortmund University. You can either add publications manually or link your ORCID record to make your publications visible in TU Dortmund University Research Publications.

Other Services of Interest ...

Catalogue plus - Library Catalogue and more

Find journal articles, book chapters and more in our new catalogue plus. Use search limits to narrow searches and increase precision. They can be used one at a time or in combinations.

Using the Library from Home

You can access a large number of electronic resources off campus if you are affiliated to the TU Dortmund and hold an UniMail account. These are important specialised databases, a large number of electronic journals and e-books.

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Information Centre for Technology and Patents (ITP)

The Information Centre for Technology and Patents provides services regarding industrial property rights, patents, registered designs (protection of technical inventions), trademarks, (protection of conformance marks or corporate names) and industrial design und and gives advice in standards and in technical regulations.

University Archive

The TU Dortmund University Archive provides assistance with record retention procedures or document withdrawal according to university or scientific problems.

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