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.

→Library info flyer

[Translate to English:] Bibliothek - Aktuell

News

Last update: 2 November 2020

Infos for new members of the Folkwang family

There will be guided tours for small groups on the following dates:
Tuesday, 3/11/2020: 3 p.m. | 5 p.m.
Wednesday, 4/11/2020: 12 p.m. | 4 p.m.
Thursday, 5/11/2020: 11 a.m. | 1 p.m. | 3 p.m. | 5 p.m.

Let us know, if you need a tour in English. Please bring your Folkwang Card and make sure, you are familiar with the current →Corona-restrictions for your visit.

The library is open for Folkwang members and associates (including alumni), →restrictions are in place due to the ongoning pandemic. Please note the latest information on the Folkwang →Corona info page, and the current →Hygiene Plan in particular.

The library team is happy to answer your queries at bibliothek@folkwang-uni.de.

Corona-FAQ
Infos for new members of the Folkwang family

Please renew your browser regularly to see the latest version of this website (press F5 on Windows computers or cmd + R for Mac).

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:

> 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

You may, alternatively, fill out the form and send it to bibliothek(at)folkwang-uni.de with the subject "Scandienst".

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.*
_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.

*Only for your information, this is not legal advice.

New at Folkwang?

  

Dear all,

Welcome to Folkwang in these unusual times. While access to the library is restricted at the moment, the library team can still provide you with literature and information for your studies, research and art. You are welcome to browse the library's homepage and give some of the →online services a go.

Please do check the →current restrictions for visiting the library prior to your visit and don't hesitate to send us an email at bibliothek(at)folkwang-uni.de if you have any queries.

Check the library homepage regularly for updates as the situation is somewhat "dynamic". More information on anything library is also available on our virtual-learning-platform moodle where you can log-in with you FolkwangID and check into the →Bibliothek-course room.

Best wishes for your time at Folkwang, stay safe!

Your Folkwang →library team

Ask a librarian & first steps

If in doubt: ask a librarian. Just drop us an email at bibliothek(at)folkwang-uni.de. You will find more information on the members of the team →here. We are happy to help you find information and answer your questions.

 

If you wish to visit the library, you can do that. Please see →Using the library prior to your visit, as there are currently restrictions in place due to the pandemic.

Searching & Finding

You can find items that are on the shelves es well as online content in the →library catalogue.

 

As our library search engine (catalogue) is quite new and still underdoing "construction", we ask you to bear with us if you encounter oddities and bugs. You are very welcome to contact us through the feedback button in the catalogue or by email (bibliothek(at)folkwang-uni.de) if you need help or have any suggestions or feedback for the catalogue.

 

We haven't come round to translating our →guide to the catalogue (in German) into English but it might still be useful.

 

Please note, that some online content in the catalogue requires a login. See →online services for details on databases and streaming services.

Access to licenced databases and streaming services

As members of the Folkwang familiy you have access to a number of licenced databases and streaming services the library has subscribed to. Please see →online services for details on how to acces those.

 

You can access some of the databases off-campus using your FolkwangID that have been sent to you with your enrollment papers.

 

See →Online services.

 

Note that some open access content is also available through the →library catalogue, no log-in required.

Scan services

We currently offer to scan parts of books and music available on the shelves in the library and send them to you. This service ist available to Folkwang members only.

 

Please note that we are limited by copyright law in what we can provide for you. We are, for instance, not allowed to scan entire books and all copies and scans are only allowed to be used for research or learning purposes. See →Scan service for more information.

The Library

Facts & data

The main building of the Folkwang Library sits on the Essen-Werden Campus right next to the main building of the university. The library has two other branches, one in Duisburg and one in the Theaterzentrum Bochum. All branches are closed at the moment due to the ongoing pandemic. For more information see →Corona-FAQ (library) and →Folkwang Corona information.

 

Apart from the →online services the library offers access to about 200,000 items on the shelves. These include books, journals, music, CDs, DVDs, vinyl records, VHS and even a few audio cassettes.

Our main topics are music, performing arts, design and education, however, holdings cover other subjects, too.

 

The library building

The main building of the library in Essen-Werden was opened on the 19th of September, 2012, after three years of construction. The building was designed by Max Dudler. See more informatione →here

 

The library team

Please send us an email at bibliothek(at)folkwang-uni.de if you have any questions. →We are happy to help.

 

 

Corona-FAQ (library)

Last updated on 5 October 2020

When can I visit the library again?

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 have changed 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/associats (external users) until further notice. Please return library items during opening hours by placing them in the basket at the entrance.

 

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 have changed 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 return library items during opening hours by placing them in the basket at the entrance.

 

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).

 

_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.

_If you need a computer to print, you need a Computerarbeitsplatz-Marke (computer ticket), otherwise a 30-Minuten-Laufmarke (30 minute ticket) will suffice.

_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. You may return library items by post or place them in the basket near the entrance during opening hours.

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.


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 itemas are neither renewed or 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.


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. You may return library items by post or place them in the basket near the entrance during opening hours.

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.


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 have changed 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 (external users) until further notice. Please return library items during opening hours by placing them in the basket at the entrance.

 

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). You may return library items by post or place them in the basket near the entrance during opening hours.

 

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.


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 have changed during 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 on the right).