The Library as a Place of Learning
Various options for academic work and learning on your own or in groups are available at the six sites of the University Library: Campus Library, Brüder-Grimm-Platz, Oberzwehren, Kunsthochschule, Wilhelmshöher Allee and Witzenhausen. For quiet and concentrated work, Kassel University Library offers students various individual work areas. Most of the spaces are located in the Campus Library at Holländischer Platz. For working together in small study groups, there are different designated areas at all library locations where conversations are allowed. Most workplaces can be occupied without booking. However some of the workplaces at Campus Library (single workplaces in C/1 and single work rooms in B/2) have to be reserved for certain time units via the booking system.
The university’s copying system enables you to print, copy and scan at all the photocopiers within the library. Print jobs can be sent from all computers in the library. From off-campus please install the Q-Pilot software via your VPN connection. You need a CampusCard to use these services. For further information about printing, copying and scanning please check the IT Service Centre's website.
The Campus Library on Holländischer Platz and the site in Witzenhausen provide lockable book trollies for students of Kassel University in their graduation period. The maximum usage period is three months – and one year for Ph.D. candidates. An extension is not possible.
To request a trolley fill in our application form. If trollies are available, we will contact you by e-mail. Please note that proof of your registration for the exam is required. You will find more information in the Richtlinien zur Nutzung von Bücherwagen (Guidelines for Using Book Trollies, German only) or contact us by e-mail: buecherwagen[at]bibliothek.uni-kassel[dot]de.
Single-work rooms for graduate students, formerly known as carrels, are no longer available. They can now be reserved as single-work rooms via the booking system.
For users who do not belong to the authorized group, we offer permanent lockers in the campus library.
During the warm season the roof terrace at Campus Library will be open for learning, working and relaxing. Please note that our rules of conduct concerning eating, drinking, silence and smartphone use apply in this area too. The terrace will be closed at dusk.
The Campus Library on Holländischer Platz provides lockers for permenant use. The minimum usage period is four weeks, the maximum usage 12 weeks. An extension beyond that is not possible.
To request a permanent locker fill in our application form. If permanent lockers are available, we will contact you by e-mail. You will find more information in the Regeln zur Nutzung von Dauerschließfächern (Guidelines for Permanent Locker Use, German only) or contact us by e-mail: buecherwagen[at]bibliothek.uni-kassel[dot]de.
Parent/child rooms are located at all sites of Kassel University and are equipped with a playing area, a seating area, a changing table, a high chair, toys and children’s books. One of these rooms is located at the Campus Library. The key is available at the security desk in the lobby, a deposit is required.
Nutzungsordnung Eltern-Kind-Raum (Rules for using parent/child room, German only)
The database of the Film and Media Archive of the Faculty of Humanities is available at a special workstation in the campus library at Holländischer Platz. The viewing station is located in the lounge area, 2nd floor. The database offers search options as well as access to digitised films. Use is only possible for registered library users (login with library card number). Please bring your own headphones (jack or USB connection).
Information about the database's range can be found on the website of the Film and Media Archive
The literature conversion service at Kassel University Library supports blind and visually impaired students to obtain literature relevant to their course in a form that is suitable for them.
The multimedia centre at the Campus Library offers 40 workplaces for students of Kassel University, two of them are wheelchair accessible. Computers are equipped with text and image processing software and allow downloading on USB flash drives or other storage devices. DVD writers and media players are also available.
Regeln zur Internetnutzung (Rules for using the internet, German only)
Open Library enables university members to access library sites beyond regular opening hours.
Lockers in the library can be used during the day to keep jackets, bags and personal items. They have to be emptied when leaving the library at the end of the day. The library does not assume any liability for the contents of the lockers.
At the Campus Library lockers are opened and closed by using your CampusCard. Activate it once (at the touch point in the lobby). At most other libraries you need a EUR 2 coin that will be returned after opening the door again.
The library at Wilhelmshöher Allee has been equipped with lockers that operate with a number lock. A user's guide can be found with the lockers, a deposit coin is not required.
Richtlinien zur Nutzung der Schließfächer in der Campusbibliothek (Guidelines for using lockers at the Campus Library, German only)
In addition, permanent lockers are offered in the campus library.
A few printed editions are available in the newspaper reading areas at all sites.
Alternatively you can access newspapers as e-papers.