Course reserved collections

Course reserved collections are set up for certain lectures for a limited period of time. The media content of the course reserved collections can be used during the opening hours of the libraries. They cannot be borrowed.

Information for members of academic staff

Course reserved collections are compiled at the beginning of both the summer and the winter semester respectively.

Course reserved collections must be requested at least four weeks prior to the start of the semester, in order to facilitate the preparatory work (reservation of borrowed titles, acquisition of missing titles).

It will not be possible to guarantee the timely provision at the start of the semester if the course reserved collections are requested at a later date.

A literature list should include the following information:

  • Name of the lecturer and the subject of the lecture
  • the literature required (author, title, book number)
  • Length of the time the closed reserved collection is required (in case of special desired dates)

As an aid:

Form for setting up an course reserved collection (as interactive PDF)

Form for setting up an course reserved collection (as a Word document)

Basic works (journals, manuals, collected works, reference works, dictionaries), irreplaceable literature and special materials remain at their respective locations and are not included in the course reserved collections.

The lists are processed in the order in which they are received.

The course reserved collections are dissolved automatically approx. 14 days prior to the next semester. The library must be notified of any deviating dates.

Contact Departmental Library

Anke Hormann
Tel.: +49 3834 420 1683


Contact Central University Library

Liudmila Semerikova
Tel.: + 49 3834 420 1524


Contact Old University Library

Susanne Friebe
Telephone +49 3834 420 1630


New acquisition requests for the course reserved collections must be addressed to the respective subject librarians.

Overview of the subject librarians

Bereichsbibliothek am Campus Lohmeyerplatz
Departmental Library
Zentrale Universitätsbibliothek am Beitzplatz
Central University Library