Introduction to the library.
New at the University of Konstanz? Here you can find important information.
We have created short introduction videos to help you get started with the following topics: (films available shortly)
How do I change the initial password for my university account?
How do I set up my wifi access?
- on an Android device
- on an ios device
How can I access licensed services from home? (VPN)
How can I search the library catalogues?
- simple catalogue search
- tips and tricks for literature searching
- thematic search
How do I order library materials for collection?
How can I borrow items via self-service?
You can also learn more about the library via our virtual introduction. To learn about our textbook collection, the semester reserve shelves or to find out the answers to questions such as: “What’s the point of referencing?”, please watch these explanatory films.
Courses and events
KIM offers various courses to University of Konstanz students at no cost. Attending these will allow you to acquire the necessary knowledge that you will need both during your studies and in your professional life.
More information, including course dates, is available in ZEuS - online course catalogue.
Please note that you must register for our IT courses.
The selection of participants is determined by a random generator starting in the middle of March. We will email you to keep you informed about the status of your application.
- Reference management
- Gain information literacy skills
- How to be safe in the digital word - do we really know what we’re doing?
- How to edit applications efficiently with Word
- How to skilfully develop and structure academic papers with Word
- LaTeX - an alternative to Word
- How to create presentations the easy way
- Excel for job and studies 1
- Excel for job and studies 2
- Excel for job and studies 3
- Excel for job and studies 4
Additional service offers
KIM advises researchers, students, lecturers, departments and university institutions on how to avoid text citation errors and plagiarism.
The writing consultation service provided by the university’s Writing Centre is available in the Library Information Centre. A study station (“Lerninsel”), located between the “Schulungszone” and the library café, is reserved for writing consultations.