Com­mu­nic­a­tions 2013

Decem­ber 2013

Our open­ing and clos­ing times from 24.12.2013 to 01.01.2014

24.12.2013 to 26.12.2013: closed
27.12.2013 to 30.12.2013: 9.00 to 18.00 open
31.12.2013 to 01.01.2014: closed

Of course you can access our electronic services such as catalogue, library account, databases, reference works or electronic full texts via WWW during the closing times.

Use our lock­ers!

Since October, you have been able to store your bags and jackets in one of the new lockers in the entrance area of the University Library. We are pleased to see that this service is already being well used.

As an additional service for all those who do not have their own padlock with them, from 4 December 2013 we will be offering the option of borrowing a padlock from us at the local circulation desk.

Please note that you must return the lock on the same day, at the latest by the time the library closes. Fees will be charged for locks that are not returned on time.

Novem­ber 2013

On Thursday, 21 Novem­ber 2013, the Uni­ver­sity Lib­rary will close at 21:00 due to an AStA party.

Of course you have access to our electronic services such as catalogue, library account, databases, reference works or electronic full texts via WWW during the closing times.

Uni­ver­sity lib­rary gets a little big­ger. New work and study spaces cre­ated

At the beginning of the 2013/14 winter semester, the University Library received its first major expansion of space since its opening in spring 1977 with the provision of additional space in Building J.

This expansion has enabled, among other things, the creation of 45 additional workstations, an expansion of the shelf space for the freely accessible books and journals of the departments of Art, Music and Media Studies, the institution of new office space (which will lead to the conversion of previous office space into user areas) and the provision of extensive space for the University Archive, which is integrated into the University Library.

For the expansion of the workstations, the University Library developed a new interior design concept with a view to the changed working and learning habits of the students, which is characterised above all by the quality of the materials used and creates a significantly above-average quality of stay - and thus significantly expresses the high esteem of the university and the library for the students working and learning here.

The new workstations, which make optimum use of the available space along the window façade, the standing research workstations, the information desk and the small lounge field were developed by the university library together with a service provider. The purist form of the new workstations is complemented and perfected by discreet functional elements, such as LED desk lamps with dimmers and sockets/lock anchor units (for securing private notebooks with a lock) specially developed for the University Library. The seating with cantilever chairs will make it possible to sit comfortably for longer periods in a writing position.

The astonishing renaissance of the library as a place in the digital age has led to new library buildings and future-oriented library and learning centres being created as visible landmarks of knowledge at many universities in Germany and abroad. Paderborn University Library has set itself the goal of developing and converting its entire user area into a needs-orientated and future-proof place of work and learning through a high-quality, aesthetically pleasing and at the same time functional design that is - in the truest sense of the word - 'worth seeing'.

Mar­ket of op­por­tun­it­ies on 04.11.2013

The Uni­ver­sity Lib­rary will be closed on Fri­day, 1 Novem­ber 2013 (All Saints' Day).

Of course, you will have access to our electronic services such as catalogue, library account, databases, reference works or electronic full texts via WWW on this public holiday.

Oc­to­ber 2013

"Ich bin froh, dass diese Wände nicht sprechen können...": Ex­hib­i­tion of the In­sti­tute for Prot­est­ant Theo­logy from 31 Oc­to­ber to 17 Novem­ber in the Pader­born Uni­ver­sity Lib­rary

New lock­ers in the Uni­ver­sity Lib­rary!

Just in time for the start of the winter semester, the University Library is providing its visitors with 708 lockers of various sizes in the entrance area for the secure storage of their coats, bags and similar items.

This fulfils a request made by many users over the years.

The usage regulations for the lockers in the university foyer in front of the library apply to the use of the lockers: http: //

Please ensure in particular that

  • perishable food or dangerous objects may not be deposited in the lockers,
  • the University Library and Paderborn University are not liable for items deposited in the subject areas,
  • the lockers must be emptied daily. Every day after the University Library closes (Mondays to Fridays at midnight, Saturdays and Sundays at 9pm), locked lockers are cleared by the security service.

Please bring your own padlock!

The library baskets are still available for use within the University Library: you will find them directly in the field of the lockers. One final request: If you no longer need the library basket, please leave it in the designated places.

If you have any questions about the lockers, please contact the Paderborn University Library's local lending department (phone 05251/60-2015, e-mail:

Changed open­ing hours on 24.10.2013

On Thursday, 24 October 2013, the University Library will close at 21:00 due to an AStA party.

Of course, you will have access to our electronic services such as the catalogue, library account, databases, reference works and electronic full texts via WWW during the closing times

Fur­ther de­vel­op­ment of our cata­logue

We are continuously developing our catalogue. You can find the latest functional enhancements and improvements in our catalogue blog: http: //

  • Improved display of multi-volume works
    For each volume, the results list now shows which super-order the volume belongs to and which numbering it has within this super-order.
  • Display of availability in the results list
    Whether a copy of a title is available or not is now displayed directly in the results list.
  • Display of secondary forms
    If you look at secondary forms in the detailed view, the information relating to the secondary form is now displayed in the Details tab.
  • Additional filters and sorting options
    In addition to the usual options, the results list can now also be sorted by title and system location.

If you have any suggestions for improvement or would like to give us feedback on the catalogue, please use the feedback function in our catalogue.

Changed open­ing hours on 03.10.2013

The University Library will be closed on Thursday, 3 October 2013 (Day of German Unity).

Of course, you will have access to our electronic services such as catalogue, loan account, databases, reference works or electronic full texts via WWW on this public holiday.

"Ask me!" - Info point to get to know the lib­rary and its ser­vices from 07 to 25 Oc­to­ber 2013

From 7 to 25 October 2013, there will be an information point in the entrance area of the University Library. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., librarians and students working at the University Library will try to answer questions about the library and its services. Questions can range from "What do I need to borrow books from the University Library?" to "What is a seminar apparatus?". And if you can't find a quick answer, we're sure to know someone who can help ...

Train­ing courses in the winter semester 2013/2014

The library is offering a varied free training programme in the 2013/2014 winter semester. Depending on your needs, you can attend our events ranging from a general introduction to the library to training courses on specialised subject research.

You can find detailed information on the programmes on our website at: http: //

June 2013

'Buch über Büch­er': In­stall­a­tion by Ren­ate Kast­ner from 19.06. to 14.07.2013 in the Pader­born Uni­ver­sity Lib­rary

Re­lo­ca­tion of lit­er­at­ure, art stud­ies, mu­sic and me­dia stud­ies

The literature for the subject areas of art, music and media studies is now located in the new library section on Level 1 (Building J). Access is via the former Art Studies Library.

The library's new learning and working space will be gradually redesigned for you. Please bear with us if there are any disruptions due to rearrangements.

Re­lo­ca­tion of lit­er­at­ure from the sub­ject areas of art, mu­sic and me­dia stud­ies

From Monday, 10 June, literature from the subject areas of Art, Music and Media Studies in the open access area of the University Library will gradually be moved from their current locations on Level 1 and Level 3 to the new library section on Level 1 (Building J). If you need media from these fields and can no longer find them at their current location, please contact the staff at the Information Centre or the local lending desk.
The move is expected to be completed on Friday, 14 June.
Thank you for your understanding!

Changed open­ing hours in June

Thursday, 06.06.2013, closed from 13.00 (AStA Summer Festival)
Thursday, 27.06.2013, closed from 20.30 (AStA party)

Of course, you will still have access to our electronic services such as the catalogue, library account, databases and electronic journals on these days.

May 2013

Changed open­ing hours in May

Wednesday, 01.05.2013, closed (May Day holiday)
Thursday, 09.05.2013, closed (Ascension Day)
Thursday, 16.05.2013, closed from 20.30 (AStA party)
Sunday, 19.05.2013, closed (Whitsun)
Monday, 20.05.2013, closed (Whitsun)
Thursday, 30.05.2013, closed (Corpus Christi)

Of course, you will still have access to our electronic services such as the catalogue, library account, databases and electronic journals on these days.

April 2013

Up­grade to Citavi 4

The reference management programme Citavi has been offering an upgrade to Citavi 4 since 29 April 2013.

This new version of the programme includes an add-in for Microsoft Word. This allows references to be inserted directly into Word, eliminating the previously cumbersome process of using the placeholder function in Word.

The new Word Add-In for Citavi version 4 is supported in the Office programmes 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013 and 365. Windows XP users must stick with version 3.

In addition, the Citavi Picker for the Google Chrome browser can be used with this new version. You can find out what else has changed compared to the last version directly from Citavi.

You do not need to request a new licence key to install Citavi 4.

Information on installing Citavi 4 can be found on our Citavi website .

"Mephisto. Ein An­ti­quar­i­at in Pader­born 1990 - 2012": Ex­hib­i­tion from 23 April to 21 May 2013 at Pader­born Uni­ver­sity Lib­rary

"Through my eyes": Go Ahead! - Photo ex­hib­i­tion from 8 to 22 April 2013 at Pader­born Uni­ver­sity Lib­rary

March 2013

The Uni­ver­sity Lib­rary's new cata­logue: faster, easi­er and more in­tu­it­ive re­search [...]

The new University Library catalogue, which was previously released as a beta version, is now our standard catalogue.

Here is an overview of the advantages of the new catalogue:

  • Modern, intuitive user interface
  • Optimised use also on mobile devices
  • Subsequent improvement or restriction of search results using facets
  • Creation and storage of customised reference lists
  • Export function to common reference management programmes

As before, you can use the feedback button to provide feedback and suggestions for improvement, as we will continue to endeavour to develop the system on an ongoing basis.

You can now find the catalogue on our homepage under the menu item"Research".

Until further notice, we will continue to make the old catalogue available in parallel.

Train­ing courses in the sum­mer semester 2013

For the coming summer semester 2013, we are once again offering a wide range of free training courses to make it easier for you to access our extensive range of services. We will introduce you to the structure and procedures in the library or show you which services and information resources will help you to find the latest literature for your academic work.

Dates and more detailed information on the individual training programmes can be found on our website( and in the announcements in the library.

Citavi - Li­cence ex­ten­ded un­til 2016

Since 2008, Paderborn University Library has offered all students and staff at Paderborn University a free campus licence for the reference management programme Citavi. The system supports literature research from specialist databases and library catalogues as well as the effective indexing and integration of research results in academic papers. In addition, Citavi enables effective task planning: from the recording of upcoming tasks with details of deadlines, importance and work status to the creation of task lists.

The University Library has now extended the Citavi licence for a further three years until 30.04.2016.

If you are already a user of the Citavi campus licence, the new licence key will be sent automatically by email to your university email address.

As a new user, however, you have the option of requesting the software and licence key free of charge on our Citavi website. In the licence email you receive from SAS/Citavi, please select and copy the entire text (CTRL + A and CTRL + C) and then click on the Licence data link in the Citavi start window. The licence key is automatically copied from the cache.

Changed open­ing hours at East­er

Good Friday, 29.03.2013, closed
Saturday, 30.03.2013, open from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm
Easter Sunday, 31.03.2013, closed
Easter Monday, 01.04.2013, closed

Of course, you will have access to our electronic services such as the catalogue, library account, databases and electronic journals on Easter Monday.

Feb­ru­ary 2013

Monday, 04.02.2013: "Wel­come@UPB": Uni­ver­sity Lib­rary presents its ser­vices for teach­ing with an in­form­a­tion stand

Sat­urday, 02.02.2012: Ca­reer pro­file of a lib­rar­i­an. In­form­a­tion event as part of the Pader­born Ca­reer In­form­a­tion Day at Pader­born Uni­ver­sity

Janu­ary 2013

Monday, 28 Janu­ary 2013: "IN­FOT­AG für Schüler­innen und Schüler" at Pader­born Uni­ver­sity: Lib­rary tours - par­ti­cip­a­tion of the Uni­ver­sity Lib­rary

Due to ur­gently re­quired work on the lib­rary soft­ware and hard­ware, the Uni­ver­sity Lib­rary will be closed from Wed­nes­day, 2 Janu­ary 2013 to Sunday, 6 Janu­ary 2013.

Due to urgently required work on the library software and hardware, the University Library will be closed from Wednesday, 02.01.2013, to Sunday, 06.01.2013.

During the same period, the Aleph local system will not be available.

Restricted services:

The University Library catalogue will not be available during this period. However, the new catalogue, which is currently in beta testing, can be used for research purposes only:

Furthermore, it will not be possible to

  • use the functions of your own library/loan account,
  • extend the loan period of borrowed information media,
  • place reservations on borrowed information media,
  • place interlibrary loan requests (for books, journal articles),
  • use the registration function for lecturers for 'electronic seminar apparatus'.

However, you can still access our electronic services such as databases, reference works, electronic journals or electronic full texts via the WWW.

From 7 January 2013, we will be available for you again during the usual opening hours!

Thank you for your understanding.