- offers a wide variety of up-to-date media in printed or electronic form for academic studies, teaching, and research.
- provides study spaces (for groups or for silent study), and technical equipment such as computer, WiFi and facilities for printing, scanning, and copying at its three locations Gelsenkirchen, Bocholt, and Recklinghausen.
- gives advice when you are searching for information, and offers individual counselling or group training.
- supplies literature which is not in the collection through inter-library loan.
Library card (Bibliotheksausweis)
For students of the Westfälische Hochschule the student cards function as library cards as well. Theyare necessary for borrowing books, for example, or using the printing facilities.
Inhabitants of the region need a valid identity card for registration as external users.
Library catalogue (Katalog Plus)
The catalogue records the whole collection of the three library locations: books, e-books, journals, and e- journals. The tab "Artikel und mehr" offers access to media from various databases.
Access to electronic resources (Die Bibliothek außerhalb des Campus nutzen)
When you use computers in the Westfälische Hochschule, or your laptop is connected with eduroam, you have access to the library's electronic resources(e-books, e-journals, databases). Members of the Westfälische Hochschule can get access ourside the campus by activating VPN.
Library account (Bibliothekskonto)
When you log in to your personal user account you find information about your loans, reservations, and fees and you can renew the loan period.
For the login take your card number and your date of birth as password.
Issue, return, renewal (Ausleihe, Verlängerung, Rückgabe)
For borrowing media please use the self-checkout devices. In general, the loan period for media is 28 days.
You can renew the loan period via your library account up to five times, unless a reservation was placed by another user.
You return the media at the self-service device.
Students of the Westfälische Hochschule, who have registered their bachelor or master thesis, can apply for an extended loan period.
Placing a reservation (Vormerkung durchführen)
In case, all copies of a title are already borrowed, members of the Westfälische Hochschule can place a reservation via the library catalogue. As soon as the book is back a notification will be sent by e-mail.
Ordering media from other locations (Medien von anderen Standorten bestellen)
If you find books in the catalogue which are available at one of the other locations of the library, please contact us. These items will be supplied to your library at no charge by way of internal ordering.
Book suggestions (Buchwünsche)
You can recommend media for acquisition, when it is not in the collection. Please use the printed form you find at the service desk or this web form.
Printing, scanning, and copying (Drucken, Scannen, Kopieren)
With your charged student card you can use the devices for printing, scanning, and copying
External users may make copies by cash payment - just ask at the service desk.
Inter-library loan requests (Fernleihe)
If you need media which are not in the collection of any of the library locations, you can order them from other libraries by inter-library loan for a fee.
For your own good, please pay attention to the loan periods. If a medium is given back one day too late or the loan period is not renewed in time, a payment charge will incur.
You can look up the amount of the fees as well as all other charges in the schedule of fees at the menu item Nutzungshinweise on this website.
Fees can be payed by transfer or at the payment station in the library.
Finding ressources. Training courses and individual counselling (Recherche, Schulungen und Beratung)
For your literature search there are specialized scientific databases available for members of the Westfälische Hochschule, for instance literature databases concerning engineering, informatics, economics, journalism, jurisprudence, and natural sciences, as well as electronic full text databases. Your find them at Digitale Bibliothek.
We offer training courses concerning the library services as, for example, catalogue, library account, inter-library loan, and literature search with regard to the final thesis.
For individual counselling or group training please contact us
- In the library at the service desk
- By e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Via telephone: