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 →Llibrary Team is happy to answer your questions and provide assistance with any query.

→Library info flyer


[Translate to English:] Bibliothek - Aktuell

News

Last update: 14 September 2020

The library is open for Folkwang members, →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.

To avoid fees, please remember to renew (verlängern) or return library items on time. At the moment, you may renew items (apart from CDs or DVDs) up to 6 times unless another user puts a hold on it. If you are unable to renew the items in your account, please contact the library!

For non-members, the library remains closed until further notice. You may return library items by placing them in the basket at the entrance during opening hours. You can order items from the collection via inter-library-loan (Fernleihe). Please speak to the Fernleiheteam at your local public library or university library.

The library team is happy to answer your queries at bibliothek(at)folkwang-uni.de. Please note the →Corona-FAQ below.

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.

Corona-FAQ (library)

Last updated on 14 September 2020

When can I visit the library again?

The library is open for Folkwang members. 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.

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. 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 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.

 

_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 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 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. 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. 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. 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 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 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-Folkwang members. 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 currently closed to non-Folkwang members (including alumni). We are currently reviewing this restriction, so please check the library homepage regularly for updates.

 

Until this rule chances, in terms of library services, alumni, emeriti and other Folkwang associates (Angehörige) are counted as non-Folkwang members (i.e. external users).

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).