Folkwang

Using the library during the Corona pandemic

Folkwang members (students and staff) are granted restricted access to the library. Please visit the Folkwang Corona information page for latest news.
The library remains closed for non-members (including alumni). You may return items by mail or place them in the basket at the library entrance. Please contact the library if you have any problem managing your library account.

Please do not visit the library unless it is unavoidable for your education, teaching, research or artistic work.

In all areas of the university, the necessary precautions must be taken to ensure hygiene, control access, avoid queues and ensure a minimum distance of 1.5 m for employees and visitors. Please wear a fabric mouth-nose covering (e.g. everyday protective mask, scarf, cloth) whilst you are in the library building.

  • Please conduct necessary searches in the library catalogue before you visit the library as there is no catalogue available on site. You may use your own mobile device, however, using the eduroam wifi connection.
  • Please register with security staff near the etrance (on the right) when you come in.
  • We ask you to follow the instructions of any member of staff. Please visit the library only if it is unavoidable.
  • Please use our online services and renew (verlängern) items online where possible.
  • It is possible to return library items by post.
  • If you have any queries concerning the library, please send us an email at bibliothek(at)folkwang-uni.de.

Opening hours

Monday - Friday: 10 am - 4 pm (Essen-Werden)

Monday-Friday: 10 am - 1 pm (Duisburg)

Tuesday: 12 pm - 2 pm; Wednesday: 1 pm - 3 pm; Thursday: 2 pm - 4 pm (Bochum)

 

The library remains closed for non-members (including alumni). You may return items by mail or place them in the basket at the library entrance.

Entering the library & using work stations

Folkwang members (students and staff) may visit the library and use its facilities. The library remains closed for non-members (including alumni) until further notice. You may return items to the library using the basket at the entrance.

 

Please keep your mouth and nose covered for the duration of your visit and register with security staff at the entrance first. Keep a distance of at least 1.5 metres to others whenever possible.


You are welcome to use the disinfectant provided for your hands.

 

We have implemented a ticket system to use the library. Tickets are available only from the security desk at the entrance.

 

The 30 minute ticket allows you to remain in the building and browse the collection, return or check out books for up to 30 minutes. Please keep at least 1.5 metres between you and others.

 

There are work stations in the library that can be booked with a work station ticket (Arbeitsplatzmarke).

Reading lists (Semesterapparate)

The Semesterapparate can be found in their usual location in the reading room. You may check them out for up to 1 week.

 

Online-Semesterapparate are available for some courses in the virtual library on the Folkwang e-learning platform (Moodle).

 

Teachers who would like to set up a Semesterapparat (online or traditional) for a course, please complete the form and send it to bibliothek(at)folkwang-uni.de.

Scan, print, copy

Only one person is allowed at any time in the copy room.


If there is a queue, please wait outside the copy room and keep a distance of at least 1.5 metres to others.


There are 4 work stations with computer and internet access. If you wish to print a document from the internet you need a work station ticket for one of those: no. 1, 2, 5 or 6.

 

At the moment, it is not possible to top up your copy card. Please ask at the library desk if you don't have any credit left on your card. You may borrow the library copy card and pay the fees in cash at the issue desk.

Borrowing & fees

Please cover your mouth and nose during your visit and register with security at the entrance first.


To borrow or return items or pay fees you need a browsing ticket, valid for 30 minutes.


You can use the self-check-out machine to issue or return items. You can renew (verlängern) items online up to six times at the moment (unless someone else put a hold on them). DVDs and CDs cannot be renewed but may be checked out for four weeks.


Fees may be paid in cash at the issue desk.

 

The library remains closed for non-members (including alumni) until further notice and you may only return items to the library using the basket at the entrance.

 

Please contact the library by email if you have any problems or queries: bibliothek(at)folkwang-uni.de.