Folkwang

Welcome to the library!

The library is a central place of learning at Folkwang University of the Arts and acts as source of information for students, teachers and staff.

In three →Locations, the library offers all of its users support for their studies, research projects and teaching efforts by providing a comprehensive collection and information. The →Library Team is happy to answer your questions and provide assistance with any query.

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[Translate to English:] Bibliothek - Aktuell

News

Updated: 2021/07/21

The library in Essen-Werden re-opens on 25 May for Folkwang-Members only.

The Folkwang-Scanservice (Scanwunsch form in the OPAC ) is available for academic purposes. Please send us an email at bibliothek(at)folkwang-uni.de if you have any queries. More infos on the scan service below.

Scanservice for Folkwang members (Scanwunsch form above Mein Konto)
Folkwang-Info page on Corona

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Scan service for Folkwang members

If you are currently studying or teaching at Folkwang you are welcome to use our scan service. We will scan material available in the library on Essen-Werden or Duisburg campus within the restrictions of German Copyright Laws (Urheberrecht).

Please send us an email at bibliothek(at)folkwang-uni.de with the following information or use the Scanwunsch form above the OPAC (online catalogue).

_Author and title of the work
_Title, volume, issue, year of the journal it is contained in (if applicable)
_Title, editor of the work it is contained in (if applicable)
_Page numbers
_Shelf mark ("Signatur") of the item in Essen-Werden / Duisburg. You can look this up in the library catalogue.

Important information on copyright*:

_Please note, that it is not allowed to copy or scan entire books or printed music that is still under copyright protection. Single chapters or articles are usually allowed for academic purposes.
_Scans may only be used for your own academic research, short excerpts may also be used for teaching purposes in class.
_You are not allowed to perform (live, recorded, streamed or otherwise) any part of music from copied or scanned material that is still under copyright protection. Copies and scans are only allowed for academic research.

If an item is not available in Essen-Werden or Duisburg, you may consider inter library loan (Fernleihe). Please contact us at bibliothek(at)folkwang-uni.de if you have any queries.

*Please note that this does not constitute legal advice.

Corona-FAQ (library)

Last updated on 21 July 2021

When can I visit the library again?

The library Essen-Werden opens again at March 15th 09:00am-06:00pm.

All other libraries remain closed.

It is possible to use all services again (incl. using work stations).

Please note that the opening hours of the library can change on short notice depending on the current situation with the pandemic. Please visit the library homepage for opening hours and current restrictions.

 

The library is open for Folkwang members and associates (including alumni) only. Please consult the current →restrictions for using the library.

 

See https://www.folkwang-uni.de/en/landingpage/corona/ for the latest Folkwang news on Corona.

 

The library remains closed for non-Folkwang members/associats (external users) for the duration of the pandemic until further notice.

 

Please consult the →Library homepage regularly for updates and contact us by email at bibliothek(at)folkwang-uni.de if you have any queries.

Why are there restrictions at the library?

Due to the spread of the coronavirus, the Folkwang University of the Arts has taken extensive measures – based on federal, state and municipal regulations – to protect its university members and reduce the rate of infections. The general distance-keeping and hygiene regulations issued by the Federal and State Governments are strictly to be complied with.

 

Please see the →Folkwang information page on Corona and the →Hygiene Plan in particular.

 

Please consult the information on →how to use the library during the pandemic prior to your visit. The library is open to Folkwang members only.

 

Check the →library homepage regularly for updates and contact us by email at bibliothek(at)folkwang-uni.de if you have any queries.

Which Corona-restrictions are in place at the library?

The library is open for Folkwang members and associates (including alumni). Please consult the current →restrictions for using the library. Please note that the opening and service hours may change on short notice during the pandemic.

 

See https://www.folkwang-uni.de/en/landingpage/corona/ for the latest Folkwang news on Corona.

 

The library remains closed for non-Folkwang members/associates (i.e. external users) until further notice. Please consult the →Library homepage regularly for updates and contact us by email at bibliothek(at)folkwang-uni.de if you have any queries.

 

_Please consult the current →restrictions for using the library prior to your visit

_Please cover your nose and mouth whilst you are in the building

_Please register with security staff at the entrance, before you use the library and don't forget to check with security again when you leave

_Keep at least 1.5 metres between you and any other person wherever possible

Can I use the copier/printer/scanner in the library?

The library is open for Folkwang members and associates (including alumni).

 

_Note that the opening hours may change on short notice depending on the state of the pandemic. Please consult the library homepage prior to your visit.
_Please consult the current →restrictions for using the library prior to your visit.
_You need your FolkwangID-Card to access the library.

_Please cover your nose and mouth whilst you are in the building.

_Please register with the QR-code at the entrance. You will find a detailled description for our contact-tracing scheme in our Corona-checklist (log in with your Folkwang ID)

_Keep at least 1.5 metres between you and any other person wherever possible

How can I pay my fees?

Folkwang members/associates may pay their fees in cash during service hours. Please consult the →current restrictions and rules prior to your visits.

 

You can renew most items only for up to 6 times and return items by posting them to the library as well.

 

The library remains closed to non-Folkwang members/associates until further notice. Please contact us by email using bibliothek(at)folkwang-uni.de if your library cards needs renewal or you have any queries.

What happens if the item is due before the library is open for me?

The library remains closed for non-Folkwang members/associates.

Most library items can be renewed for up to 6 times at the moment. You can renew items online. Log into Mein Konto at https://mhe.zbsport.de using your library card number and password.

 

Please post library items with appropriate postage to the following address if you are unable to return them in person or contact the library team at bibliothek(at)folkwang-uni.de


Folkwang Universität der Künste
Bibliothek
Klemensborn 39
45239 Essen

(Germany)

Will library fees increase in my account?

Please renew (→verlängern) or return items on time to avoid fees. As long as items are neither renewed nor returned (i.e. overdue items), the fee increases every 10 days. Please contact the library if you have any problems renewing or returning library items.

 

Please post library items with appropriate postage to the following address if you are unable to return them in person or contact the library team at bibliothek(at)folkwang-uni.de


Folkwang Universität der Künste
Bibliothek
Klemensborn 39
45239 Essen

(Germany)

May I use the library if I am not a Folkwang-member?

The library remains closed for non-Folkwang members/associates.

 

Most library items can be renewed for up to 6 times at the moment. You can renew items online. Log into Mein Konto at https://mhe.zbsport.de using your library card number and password.

 

Please post library items with appropriate postage to the following address if you are unable to return them in person or contact the library team at bibliothek(at)folkwang-uni.de


Folkwang Universität der Künste
Bibliothek
Klemensborn 39
45239 Essen

(Germany)

May I check out new items from the library?

The library is open for Folkwang members and associates (including alumni). Please consult the current →restrictions for using the library. Please note that the opening and service hours may change on short notice depending on the state of the pandemic. Please consult the library homepage for current opening hours and retrictions.

 

See https://www.folkwang-uni.de/en/landingpage/corona/ for the latest Folkwang news on Corona.

 

The library remains closed for non-Folkwang members (external users) until further notice.

 

Please consult the →Library homepage regularly for updates and contact us by email at bibliothek(at)folkwang-uni.de if you have any queries.

 

Please check out our →online services as well.

Can I use the inter library loan service?

The inter-library-loan (Fernleihe) at the Folkwang library is currently available to Folkwang members and Folkwang associates only.

 

However, if you are a member of a public library or any other university library, you may use the Fernleihe-service at that library to order items from the Folkwang library as well.

Can I return library items?

Folkwang members and associates may return items to the library in person (see current →restrictions using the library) or send them in by post (see below).

 

The library remains closed for non-members/associates (i.e. external users).

 

Most library items can be renewed for up to 6 times at the moment. You can renew items online. Log into Mein Konto at https://mhe.zbsport.de using your library card number and password.

 

Please post library items with appropriate postage to the following address if you are unable to return them in person or contact the library team at bibliothek(at)folkwang-uni.de


Folkwang Universität der Künste
Bibliothek
Klemensborn 39
45239 Essen

(Germany)

Is the library open to Alumni?

The library is open to Folkwang members, associates and alumni but closed to everyone else. Please consult the current →restrictions for using the library. Please note that the opening and service hours may change on short notice depending on the state of the pandemic.

I have a query that has not been answered

Please contact the library by email using bibliothek(at)folkwang-uni.de or by phone during service hours (you will find the current service/opening hours on the →library homepage).