Corona - Current Services of the Departmental Libraries


On this page we have listed the services offered by the departmental libraries of the RUB during operations under Covid-19 conditions. You will have to comply with the valid hygiene rules and wear a face mask when entering the libraries.

Please also read up on the details of the services on the Homepages of the Departmental Libraries. or contact the library staff using the contact details below.





Departmental libraries on this page

Archeology === Biology und Biotechnology === Chemistry and Biochemistry === Development Research and Development Policy (IEE) === East Asian Studies === Economics, GD-Library === Electrical Engineering and Information Technology === German Studies (IDF) === Hegel Archive === IPA, Institute for Prevention and Occupational Medicine === Joint Library GA === Joint Library IB === Joint Library IC === Law (ZRS), GD-Library === Medical Ethics and History of Medicine === Medicine === Philology === Physics and Astronomy === Social Sciences === Sport Science === Theology === Library of the Ruhr



 Archeology

  • The library is open to the public at the moment and has returned to the regular opening and issuing times:
    During term:
    Monday to Wednesday: 9 am to 7 pm, Thursday: 9 am to 6 pm, Friday: 9 am to 7 pm
    Weekend loan: borrow from 3 pm to 6:45 pm on Friday, return from 10 am to noon on Monday
    Lecture-free time:
    Monday to Friday: 10 am to 6 pm
    Weekend loan: borrow from 3 pm to 5:45 pm on Friday, return from 10 am to noon on Monday
  • Please adhere to the hygiene regulation of Northrhine-Westfalia. 3G proof is required. A medical face mask has to be worn at all times within the library. Users who do not comply with these rules will have to leave the premises.
    These rules and regulations are subject to change depending on the Covid situation.
  • Contact: archbib (at) rub.de |katja.burghaus (at) rub.de | Phone: 0234 / 32 - 29892
  • Homepage of the library [German]

 Biology und Biotechnology

  • The library is open Monday to Friday from 9 am to 6 pm. 12 work spaces are available.
  • The library participates in the scan service of the RUB libraries.
  • Lending: Books can be borrowed for 1 week with the option of one renewal.
  • The computers, photocopiers and scanners can not be used.
  • The valid hygiene rules have to be observed, a medical face mask must be worn at all times.
  • Contact: biologie-bib (at) ruhr-uni-bochum.de | Tel.: 0234 / 32 - 24477
  • Homepage of the library [German]

 Chemistry and Biochemistry


 Development Research and Development Policy (IEE)


 East Asian Studies

  • Borrowing and returning books: From the 6th of September 2021 students and staff of the Faculty of East Asian Studies can do so in the library during these opening times:
    Tuesday and Thursday from 11 am to 4 pm
    Up to six people are allowed to be in the library at any given time. Each user can stay for up to one hour.
  • Work spaces: The library offers six work spaces for students and PhD candidates of the Faculty of East Asian Studies which can be booked on a daily basis. The spaces are available on the following days and have to booked in advance via the library homepage:
    Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11 am to 4 pm
  • The library participates in the scan service of the RUB libraries.
  • Contact: bib-oaw (at) rub.de | Tel.: 0234 / 32 26188
  • Homepage of the library

 Economics, GD-Library

  • From April 4th, 2022, the Economics Faculty Library will be open again from
    Monday to Friday, daily from 8 am to 10 pm.
  • The valid hygiene rules have to be observed, a medical face mask must be worn at all times. You also have to maintain a minimum distance of 1.5 meters from other people in the library.
  • Work spaces: Students of the Faculty of Economics who are currently writing their bachelor's or master's thesis can work at an individually assigned work space in the library. Please reserve a space via email to wiwi-bibl@rub.de or at the information desk.
    100 work spaces are available in the GD library. Spaces that are not reserved can be used without prior booking.
    Group study rooms can be booked again at the information desk.
  • Lending: You can order books by sending an email to wiwi-bibl.@rub.de stating the required literature - including shelfmark - and your name and library number. The ordered books can be collected at the information deskon the following operning day. Borrowing books is also possible on site.
  • Scan service: Students and staff of the Faculty of Economics can request up to three scans per week. Please fill out this form [German] for each request and send it to wiwi-bibl@rub.de
  • Contact: wiwi-bibl (at) rub.de | Phone: 0234 / 32 22912
  • Homepage of the library

 Electrical Engineering and Information Technology

  • Opening times:
    Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 4.30 pm.
  • A medical face mask must be worn at all times. You also have to maintain a minimum distance of 1.5 meters from other people in the library.
  • Contact: bib (at) ei.rub.de | 0234 / 32 - 22803/-28803
  • Homepage of the library

 German Studies (IDF)

  • Lending: Monday to Thursday you can borrow books (low-contact) from 11 am to 2 pm. Please order the books you need via email. The loan period is two weeks.
  • Contact: idf (at) rub.de
  • Homepage of the library [German]

 Hegel Archive

  • The library is open to individual users: Monday to Thursday from 8.30 am to 12.30 pm, Friday from 8.30 am to 12 pm. Please arrange an appointment via email, stating the preferred day and time, and, if possible, the required literature.
    The valid hygiene rules have to be observed, a medical face mask must be worn at all times within the building.
  • The library participates in the scan service of the RUB libraries.
  • Contact: hegelbibliothek (at) rub.de | Tel.: +49 (0) 234 / 32 - 23222
  • Homepage of the library [German]

 IPA, Institute for Prevention and Occupational Medicine

  • The library is open. Please make an appointment by telephone or by email.
  • If you need individual articles from the open stacks of the library, you can order the documents via email. The articles will be delivered in electronic form.
  • Contact: bibliothek (at) ipa-dguv.de | Telephone: 030 / 13001-4017
  • Homepage of the library [German]

 Joint Library GA

Subjects Art History, Educational Science, History and Philosophy

  • Visiting the library:
    Opening times:
    Monday to Friday: 9 am to 7 pm during term
    Monday to Friday: 9 am to 5 pm between terms
    Up to 30 people are allowed to be present in the library at any given time. Book your space here [German] for guaranteed access to the library.
    The valid hygiene rules have to be observed, a medical face mask must be worn at all times.
  • Lending: Weekend loan from Friday to Monday for students, up to 20 books for 4 weeks for faculty staff
  • Contact: verbundbibGA (at) rub.de  |  Tel.: 0234 / 32 - 22747
    Contact details for the individual departments of the Joint Library GA can be found below.
  • Homepage of the library [German]

Faculty of Art History

Faculty of Educational Science

Faculty of Historical Sciences

Faculty of Philosophy


 Joint Library IB

Subjects Geography, Geology, Mathematics, Psychology

  • Visiting the library:
    Opening times:
    - Monday to Thursday from 9 am to 6 pm, Friday from 9 am to 4 pm (during term)
    - Monday to Friday from 9 am to 4 pm (between terms)
    Up to 90 people are allowed to be in the library at any given time. A medical face mask must be worn at all times.
    You can borrow and return books as well as copy and scan from the library's holdings on site again. Designated study places are also available, no booking required.
    As a RUB student you can book one of four places intended for actively taking part in an online event. In our booking system you can choose one of these time slots for an online meeting:
    Monday to Friday: 10 am to 12 pm | 12 pm to 2 pm | 2 pm to 4 pm
    Please bring your own hardware.
  • Contact: verbundbibliothek-ib (at) rub.de | Tel.: 0234 / 32 23201
  • Homepage of the library [German]

 Joint Library IC

Subjects Civil and Environmental Engineering and Mechanical Engineering

  • Visiting the library:
    Opening times:
    Monday to Friday from 9 am to 4 pm
    Up to 20 people are allowed to be in the library at any given time. A medical face mask must be worn at all times.
    You can borrow and return books as well as copy from the library's holdings on site again. Designated study places are also available, no booking required.
  • Contact: verbundbibliothek-ic (at) rub.de | Tel.: 0234 / 32 22835
  • Homepage of the library [German]

 Law (ZRS), GD-Library

  • Basic operations under Covid-19 conditions [German]
  • Opening times:
    Monday to Friday 8 am to 10 pm
    Saturday: 8 am to 5 pm
  • The valid hygiene and distance rules have to be observed, a medical face mask must be worn at all times.
  • Scan service: All members of the law faculty can order articles or excerpts of the ZRS holdings provided there is no access to the electronic versions of these sources. You can order complete journal articles as well as up to 10% from a book (according to copyright law: UrhG, § 60e, Abs. 5). Repeated orders from the same book adding up to more than 10% are a breach of copyright and therefore inadmissible. Please send your scan request to zrs-info@rub.de stating your name and student ID card number or the faculty chair. Please make sure you provide detailed bibliographic data such as author, title, pages as well as the ZRS library shelf mark. Click here for further information on the scan service [German].
  • All e-media resources of the Law (ZRS) Library
  • Access to the beck-eLibrary
    Because of the Corona situation the ZRS has expanded its ebook resources, including a license for the database beck-eLibrary. It contains works of the publishers C.H. BECK LSW, C.H. Beck RSW, Haufe, MWV, Schäffer-Poeschel, UVK, Vahlen and Versus. The eLibrary that you have access to via the RUB's VPN tunnel particularly also includes legal textbooks.
  • Access to Juris via VPN
    As of now RUB students can access the Juris database (Juris Spectrum, Juris Staudinger and the Hochschulmodul) via the VPN tunnel. The tunnel also provides access to other databases such as Wolters Kluwer).
  • Contact: zrs-info (at) rub.de | ZRS information desk: 0234 / 32- 24504
  • Homepage of the library [German]

 Medical ethics and history of medicine


 Medicine

  • Opening times during term:
    - Mo to Fr: 8 am to 8.30 pm
    - Sa: 10 am to 3.30 pm
  • Work spaces: A total of 35 work spaces are available - only to students of the Faculty of Medicine - which can be used during opening hours.
    a. Book your space here [German] to secure access to the library.
    b. Turn up spontaneously, if there is a space available the library staff will book you in.
    Further information and access to the booking system can be found on the homepage of the library [German].
    The valid hygiene rules have to be observed, a medical face mask must be worn at all times.
  • Scan service: The library participates in the scan service of the RUB libraries.
  • Contact: med-bibl (at) rub.de | petra.schaefers (at) rub.de | Tel.: 0234 / 32 24963
  • Homepage of the library [German]

 Philology

  • Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 8.30 am to 6.30 pm (during term)
    The valid hygiene and distance rules have to be observed, a medical face mask must be worn at all times.
  • Lending: Overnight loan: from 5.30 pm to 9.30 am on the following day (during term). Weekend loan: from Friday 12 pm to Monday 12 pm
  • Zoom conferences: If you need to take part in an online event, you can reserve one of 12 dedicated work spaces (equipped with LAN sockets) on floor 3 by reporting to the staffed desk on floor 4 or by calling 0234 / 32 22756 in advance. Each person can book up to 3 time slots per week. Available slots are:
    Monday to Friday 10 am to 12 pm ; 12 pm to 2 pm ; 2 pm to 4 pm ; 4 pm to 6 pm
    Please bring your own hardware.
  • Contact: lib-philologie (at) rub.de | Tel.: 0234 / 32 22756
  • Homepage of the library [German]

 Physics and Astronomy


 Social Sciences

  • Opening times:
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday from 10 am to 5 pm
    Thursday from 8 am to 10 pm
    A medical face mask must be worn at all times.
  • Work spaces: Students of the Faculty of Social Science who are currently writing their bachelor's or master's thesis can work at an individually assigned work space in the library
    7 group study rooms can be used during the opening times, prior booking required
  • Lending: To reduce personal contacts please use the order service to borrow books. Please order the books you want to borrow in advance by e-mail to sowibib (at) rub.de and state
    - your name, address, telephone and matriculation number
    - the full shelf mark, title and author of the required book
    A maximum of 10 books (no journals) can be ordered. The loan period is 14 days.
  • Collecting/returning books: You can collect the ordered titles from the library on the following opening day or after notification by email. After entering the faculty library, please contact the information desk directly. There you will receive the books with as little contact as possible. A trolley is positioned in front of the information desk for returning the books.
  • Contact: sowibib (at) rub.de | Tel.: 0234 / 32-22989
  • Homepage of the library

 Sport Science

  • Opening concept of the library of sports science 10/11/2021:
  • Return to regular opening times:
    Terms
    Mon to Thu 9 am to 5.45 pm
    Fri 9 am to 3.45 pm
    Between terms
    Mon to Fri 9 am to 3 pm
  • Return to the reference library:
    Overnight loan possible from Monday to Thursday from 5 pm, return on the following day by 10 am. Weekend loan from Friday 10 am until the following Monday 10 am (up to 5 books) These will be put back on the shelves by the library staff.
  • Work rooms as well as individual work spaces can be used without booking.
  • Open work spaces are set at a distance. Make sure the windows are opened at regular intervals.A medical face mask must be worn at all times.
  • The scan service has been cancelled, the copier is accessible.
  • Contact: sportbib (at) rub.de | Tel.: 0234 / 32-22191/ -22116
  • Homepage of the library

 Theology

  • Opening times: Monday to Wednesday: 9 am to 6 pm
    Thursday and Friday: 9 am to 4 pm
  • Access conditions: A limited number of students is allowed to enter the library without prior booking.
    A medical face mask must be worn at all times. Please take a basket when entering the library to enable the counting of the users present.
    Keys for the lockers can be borrowed at the information for a deposit.
    Two book scanners (for storing PDFs on USB sticks) and three photocopiers (service card required) are available in the library.
  • Work spaces: Sufficient work spaces are available, no booking required. To ensure a distance of 1.50 m, only one person should work at each table
  • Lending:
    The library operates as a reference library again.
    Loans for students:
    - Overnight loan from 12 pm to 12 pm on the follwing day
    - Weekend loan from Friday 12 pm until the following Monday 12 pm
    Loans for faculty staff:
    Lecturers and academic staff of the Faculty can borrow books for 4 weeks if a permit from the faculty chair is presented.
  • Contact: bibtheol (at )rub.de | Tel.: 0234 / 32-26867
  • Homepage of the library [German]

 Library of the Ruhr

  • General opening and service times: Monday to Friday from 10 am to 5 pm
  • Wearing a medical face mask is required. The mask can be removed at the workplace. Learning and work places can be used without prior booking, working together as a group is not allowed. The open access area of ​​the library is accessible after reserving a (one hour) time slot via email to ausleihe-bdr@rub.de. Here you'll find detailled information on the current regulations [German].
  • Contact: ausleihe-bdr (at) rub.de | Tel.: 0234 / 32-26355
  • Homepage of the library [German]

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