EN: Standorte


The Folkwang Unviersity of the Arts library has four branches on different campuses. The main library is on Essen-Werden campus. Smaller branches are located in Duisburg, in Bochum at the Folkwang Theatre Centre and on Campus Welterbe Zollverein (Quartier Nord). You may use our online service on all campuses.

Zugang zum W-LAN/Eduroam

In der Bibliothek besteht die Möglichkeit, über Eduroam-W-LAN das Internet mit eigenen Endgeräten zu nutzen. Informationen über den Zugang zum W-LAN/Eduroam finden Sie →hier!
Bei Fragen oder Problemen wenden Sie sich bitte direkt an die Folkwang-IT unter it-systeme(at)

Essen-Werden Campus


The library holds a collection of about 200,000 items, comprising mostly books, music, journals, CDs and DVDs. The largest collection is housed in the new library building on Essen-Werden Campus. You can browse the collection online using the classic online catalogue or the new library search engine KatalogPlus.

Facilities and services
Most items in the library are accessible on the shelves and may be browsed and checked out during opening hours. Some items, however, are for reference only. In some cases, a one-day-loan exception is possible during service hours.

Please see Using the library and the glossary A-Z for more information. Some services on Essen-Werden Campus are only available during service hours.


> Online catalogue
> Work stations with internet access
> Copy machine and printer
> Scanner
> WiFi (eduroam)
> Headphones
> Charger for mobile phones or tablet computers
> Laptops (only available to Folkwang students)
> Self check out machine
> Record player (USB)

Only during service hours

  • Register with the library
  • Have library cards renewed or issued
  • Pay fees (cash only)
  • Check out or return items from inter library loan (Fernleihe)
  • Check out materials with special loans (for projects)
  • Reference service, information

During opening hours

  • Check out or return items at the self check out
  • Collect requested items (except inter library loan)
  • Check out CDs and DVDs
  • Browse and use the collection
  • Search the collections using the catalogue
  • Internet access (provided you have a Folkwang account)
  • Use the work stations
  • Copy, scan or print documents
  • Buy used books or music from the sales table
  • Borrow headphonesor phone chargers
  • Borrow a laptop for the day (only Folkwang students)

Duisburg Campus

The library holds 15,000 items, primarily books, journals, music, CDs and DVDs. You can brows the book collection using the online catalogue.

There are 6 computer work stations with internet access available in Room 3.

Bochum Campus - Folkwang Theatre Centre

The library on Bochum Campus is only open to Folkwang members and holds 2,100 items that may be checked out using the self check out machine. The collection can be searched using the online catalogue

Campus Welterbe Zollverein, Quartier Nord


The library holds around 3500 books and 15 journals. You can browse the collection using the online catalogue here or here. You may use the library in presence without prior reservation.


  • 28 work stations
  • Overhead scanner
  • W-Lan (Eduroam)