Study spaces / working tools

Study places

The library offers a total of 1700 study spaces.

Individual study spaces:

  • are available in all book areas
  • 22 learning workbays are available in the Information Center.

Group study rooms

  • Information center: 10 learning workbays (with connections for laptops)
  • Book area J: level 2 and level 3a
  • Book area BS: level 5 (rooms 516 - 520)
  • Book area N: Level 6

Computer workstation

You can use our public computers with your account:

  • students / employees: with your personal university (e-mail) account + password
  • external users: with library card number + library password

You only see your own user profile and the programs you are allowed to access.

Working placelocation
Single workstation with computerin all book areas
Computer rooms

Book area BS:
BS 217
BS 522 (Teaching Lab)

Book area J: J 213

Book area BG: BG 335 (Orangerie)

only accessible if no course takes place.

Computerrooms of all faculties

List of all Computerpools

  • G 310
  • L 606
  • L 1201
  • M 739
  • P 745
  • V 203
  • Y 326
List of programs


The Mediothek offers:

  • films
  • 2 film rooms with different players
  • material  for learning foreign languages
  • workstations with special technical equipment, including a "workstation for video editing, image, audio and text processing" and a "workstation with enlargement software including voice output and Braille line control" for blind and visually impaired persons
  • Rara-reading room for non-lendable interlibrary loans and old valuable books
  • Scanners
  • and various more

Please inform yourself about the services of the Mediothek.

Media Lab

The Media Lab is a room with special technical equipment. You can rent it for seminars that require special technical equipment. Depending on the equipment, the room is suitable for up to 8 people.
If you are interested in using this room for teaching purposes, please contact the colleagues in the Mediothek:
E-mail  or telephone: +49 7531 88-2831.

Teaching Lab

The Teaching Lab is  a room that teachers can use for flexible teaching settings.


  • Touch display (mobile)
  • Computer for the Lecturer, alternatively: connection options for laptop (HDMI, VGA, Mini Displayport)
  • Bluetooth keyboard and presenter
  • flexible furnishing (tables and chairs)
  • Mobile Classroom with 12 laptops (Windows 10)

You will receive the key for the room and the "mobile classroom" from the lending service at the Informaton Center.
Bookings can be made at the KIM-Services or about "Bookable rooms".


The KIM.VideoLAB offers students, teachers and staff various services for the realization of their video projects.


In the Information Center you will find a library café, which is operated by Seezeit. Only in this area it is allowed to eat and drink a cup of coffee.

Lockers inside the library

  • The loan starts in the first lecture week of a semster by "KIM-Beratung".
  • Loan period:  1 Semester
  • Costs: 10,00 Euro
  • Locations of the lockers: Book section BS 4, in the Information Center next to the Library Café and book section N6.

What do you keep in the locker?

  • your personal property
  • Library material borrowed on your student card.

If you break the rules, you havet to return the locker.

Alternatively the University provide other lockers on A 6 gallery in the main entrance area of the University. These lockers can be booked online.

Lockable book trolleys

Lending via the "KIM-Beratung" to:

  • students with handicaps
  • doctoral students
  • guest professors

The conditions:

  • Loan period: 6 month with the option of extension
  • Costs: 10,00 Euro

What do you keep in the locker?

  • Your personal property
  • Library material borrowed on your student card.

If you break the rules, you have to return the lockable trolley.

Borrow a device / media equipment

KIM offers students and teachers equipment and media technology available for loan.