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Corona - Services of the Departmental Libraries


All departmental libraries will remain closed as ordered by the University Management of the RUB from Monday, 16th March 2020 until further notice.

Inspite of the libraries being closed we aim to continue to provide various services and literature. Further information can be found here.




Archeology

  • Partial re-opening of the library: The library provides a small number of workspaces subject to previous registration. A maximum of 4 people are permitted to be within one and the same room at any given time. Visits are possible Monday to Friday from 10 am to 6 pm. Please check the Homepage of the Library [German] for information on the exact conditions or contact the librarian.
  • Contact: katja.burghaus (at) rub.de | Phone: 0234 / 32 - 29908

Biology und Biotechnology


Chemistry and Biochemistry

  • The lending of books is possible if there is no electronic version available. Please arrange a meeting via email for the literature you need.
  • Contact: dirk.wolters (at) rub.de

Development Research and Development Policy (IEE)


East Asian Studies

  • Lending: Starting on 26th of May students and staff of the Faculty of East Asian Studies can order up to 6 books from the holdings of the library by booking an appointment here ["Zur Buchung" => "Buchbestellung aus der OAW-Bibliothek"]. You can collect the ordered items on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 13.30 pm and 15.45 pm at the issuing location 4 (on the rear of the Central Library, right, direction G-buildings). The loan period for newly borrowed books is two months until regular service is resumed. Borrowed books can only be sent back via mail.
  • The library participates in the Scan-Service of the RUB libraries to continue to provide access to the printed media.
  • Books on loan can be kept until the library opens again or you can send them back via mail.
  • Contact: michael.schuette (at) rub.de | hua.offenberg (at) rub.de | jimi.nam (at) rub.de | sarah.sauer (at) rub.de

Economics, GD-Library

  • Loan and copy in the Library of Economics: Starting on the 2nd July 2020 students and staff of the Faculty of Economics are allowed to use the Library with limited services. The Library of Economics is open for borrowing and copying literature: - Tuesday from 8 am to 1 pm - Thursday from 1 pm to 6 pm - Friday from 12 am to 6 pm The loan is limited on 10 books each student for 14 days. More information concerning the partially opening of the Library you find here [Germanif]
  • Scan-Service: If you send us an email, we do scan jobs for you (students who are actually writing their BA or MA theses). More information here: The Libray offers a research service via phone from Mon to Fri, 8 am to 4 pm. Phone:  0234 / 32 - 22912 for questions on research in economics.
  • Contact: wiwi-bibl (at) rub.de

Electrical Engineering and Information Technology

  • Loan and return of books: Limited loan and return of printed media is possible Monday to Friday 9 am to 2 pm with these conditions and precautions: - Please reserve the books via email.
    - For issuing and returning books you get an appointment via email.
    - Entering the library is only allowed with a mask.
    - Using the library is only possible for individuals without accompanying.
    - Your stay in the library for borrowing or returning books is limited to 15 minutes.
  • The library participates in the Scan-Service of the RUB Libraries to continue to provide the access to the printed media.
  • Contact: bib (at) ei.rub.de

German Studies (IDF)

  • On Wednesdays you can borrow books (low-contact) from 12 pm (noon) to 2 pm. Please order the books you need via email. The loan period is one week.
  • Please note that the library has recently moved. New location is  GCFW 05/505-506.
  • Contact: idf (at) rub.de

Hegel Archive


Hospitals

Library of the Heart and Diabetes Center NRW in Bad Oeynhausen, University Hospital of the Ruhr University of Bochum

University Medical Center Knappschaftskrankenhaus Bochum


IPA, Institution for Prevention and Occupational Medicineicine

  • The Library of IPA is opened again. Please make an appointment by telephone or by email. If you need individual articles from the open stacks of the library, you can order them via email. The delivery is in electronic form.
  • Contact: bibliothek (at) ipa-dguv.de

Joint Library GA

Subjects Art History, Educational Science, History and Philosophy

  • The Joint Library GA offers lending under conditions of reduced contact from week 21 on. A maximum of 5 books can be borrowed for 2 weeks. Please write an email first and tell us preferred time of collection.
  • The emergency service of the Joint Library GA is at your disposal until further notice
    - Tuesday from 10 am to 2 pm
    - Thursday from 12.30 pm to 4.30 pm
    Further information regarding modalities of ordering and borrowing books click here [German] or contact the librarians.
  • No overdue notice will be sent for books you borrowed before 14th March.
  • Contact details for individual faculties can be found below.

Faculty of Art History

Faculty of Educational Science

Faculty History

Faculty of Philosophy


Joint Library IB

Subjects Geography, Geology, Mathematics, Psychology

  • The Joint Library IB participates in the Scan-Service of the RUB libraries to continue to provide the access to the printed media.
  • Loan: Students and staff of the RUB can order books from the stocks of the Joint Library IB. You have to make an appointment. You can pick up the books at "Issuing location 4" (Window on the rear of the Central Library, right, direction G-buildings). For more information click here [German] or contact the librarians.
  • Contact: verbundbibliothek-ib (at) rub.de

Joint Library IC

Subjects Civil and Environmental Engineering and Mechanical Engineering

  • Loan of books:If you need books from the Joint Library of IC, please write an email. You can pick up the books at two issuing locations (windows on the ground floor of the University Library)
  • Contact: verbundbibliothek-ic (at) rub.de

Law (ZRS), GD-Library

  • News ZRS-shutdown
    Information on the expansion of ebook resources (Beck, Nomos, Juris etc.), VPN-Tunnel, borrowed books [German]
  • All e-media resources of the Law (ZRS), GD-Library
  • Expansion of ebook resources
    Because of the Corona situation the ZRS has expanded its ebook resources. Therefore the database beck-eLibrary has been bought for one year (from March 2020). It contains works of the publishers C.H. BECK LSW, C.H. Beck RSW, Haufe, MWV, Schäffer-Poeschel, UVK, Vahlen and Versus.
    You have access via the RUB's VPN-Tunnel of the RUB.
  • Access to Juris via VPN
    Access to the Juris database (Juris Spectrum, Juris Staudinger and the Hochschulmodul) is alaso immediately possible for RUB students VPN-Tunnel (please use in additon the LoginID.bib). The VPN is also necessary for other databases (for example Wolters Kluwer).
  • Return of books which you have borrowed over the weekend
    The return of these books is not possible. There will be no fees from the ZRS. Please ignore emails or mail concerning this, they are invalid until further notice. Please note that this only concerns ZRS-Media.
  • Term Papers writing-time extenion
    The writing-time for term papers has been extended until 30th April 2020.

Medicine


Philology

  • Between 9.30 am to 3 pm there is a "contactless loan" at the "book window", South Street behind the G-buildings. It is possible to order 10 books maximum. Please make an appointment. The loan period is for maximum 14 days. For more information click here [German] or contact the librarians.
  • The library participates in the Scan-Service of the RUB libraries to continue to provide the access to the printed media.
  • Books on loan will not be recalled until further notice.
  • Contact: lib-philologie (at) rub.de

Physics and Astronomy

  • Loan and return of books: Limited loan and return of printed media is possible Monday to Friday 10 am to 2 pm with special conditions and precautions. Further information regarding the borrowing and returning of books is available here [German] or contact the librarians.
  • Contact:
    bibliothek (at) physik.rub.de | Ms Zieher | Ms Urbanczyk | Mr Fichtner

Social Sciences

  • Partial re-opening of the library: From 2 July 2020 on, limited use of the Library of Social Sciences by students and staff of the faculty is possible again. Entry into the library for the purposes of borrowing books or copying literature is permitted during the following times:
    - Tuesdays from 8 am to 1 pm
    - Thursdays from 1 pm to 6 pm
    Lending to students is limited to 10 books per person for a maximum duration of a fortnight. Further information regarding the partial re-opening of the library is available here [German] or contact the librarians.
  • Scan-Service: Students of Social Sciences who are currently writing their Bachelor or Master Thesis are entitled to submitting three requests for scanning per week to scandienst-sowi (at) rub.de. More information on the scan-service can be found here [German] or contact the librarians.
  • Contakt: sowibib (at) rub.de

Sport Science

  • As of 20 July 2020, the library will be opened again under reduced operation modalities from Monday to Friday between 9.30 am and 3.30 pm. A maximum of 5 students are permitted to briefly visit the library simultaneously for the purposes of borrowing or returning books. Furthermore, 4 rooms are available, in which one person each can study subject to prior registration by email. Please refer to the Homepage of the Library for information regarding the exact modalities of use.
  • Contact: sportbib (at) rub.de | Phone: 0234 / 32 - 22191

Theology

  • Borrowing and Returning Books: Students and staff from the Theological Faculty have the option of borrowing books from the library. A maximum of 5 books per person can be borrowed for a week. Orders for books can be placed using a form. An appointment for returning books can be made via telephone or email. For further information on this, please visit the Homepage of the Library [German] or contact the librarians.
  • The library takes part in the Scan-Service of the RUB libraries in order to maintain access to its holdings for its users.
  • Temporary, limited access to the Theological Library: The Theological Faculty offers 3 workspaces to students from the Protestant or Catholic Faculties, who are writing their thesis in these subjects. Prior registration is required. Use of these workspaces is possible Mondays to Fridays from 9 am to 12 pm (noon) and 12.30 pm to 3.30 pm. For further information, please contact us by email or phone. If you only need to visit the library briefly, please also make an appointment by email or phone.
  • Contact: bibtheol (at )rub.de | Phone: 0234 / 32 - 26867

Library of the Ruhr

  • The Library of the Ruhr offers a limited service. Loan, return and interlibrary loan are possible subject to certain precautions.
  • For more information click here [German] or contact the librarians.
  • Loan period extension until 15th June 2020. Afterwards the regular loan periods will be in force again.
  • Scan-Service: After prior order by email, we do scan-jobs for our customers. More information here.
  • Contact: ausleihe-bdr (at) rub.de | Phone: 0234 / 32 - 26355 (from 10 am to 1 pm)

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