News from the library
Intermittent restricted entrance to ULB Stadtmitte
In the exam period from mid January to mid March, in former years usually between 12:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., the ULB Stadtmitte registers a high increase in visitors. When reaching the maximum number of visitors allowed by the fire authority we are impelled to restrict the access to the library. In case, please use the learning centres provided by the nearby departments of the university. Thank your for your understanding.
Working and study rooms – ULB Stadtmitte
Reservations for the working and study rooms at the central library (ULB Stadtmitte) will be available starting at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday January 18th 2018. You can find the application form under the following link. Reservations are limited, once the capacity is reached the application form will no longer be available.
ULB Lichtwiese: Relocation of information counter and newspaper corner
At ULB Lichtwiese from now on, you will receive all information and services at one central counter on the ground floor. The newspaper corner is now on the 1st floor in the area of the former information counter.
Set-up of Elsevier-Service-Group
The ULB Darmstadt in coordination with the TU President has terminated the electronic journal licensing contract with the publisher Elsevier to 31 December 2017. In order to provide TU members with scientific papers from Elsevier the ULB has set up an „Elsevier Service Group“.
Exhibition „Milestones of Library History“: Guided tours
Accompagnying the exhibition “Milestones of Library History: A Portrait of the Historical Collections of the ULB Darmstadt" the ULB offers guided tours between 20 December 2017 and 2 February 2018. For more details see:
Evaluation of TU students‘ opinion survey 2017
TU students highly appreciate the digital infrastructure and the services of the ULB: between 80 and 90 percentage of all respondents commend the long opening hours, the wide range of literature offered, the Wifi, and the e-learning-platforms providing learning materials. For more information see TU-Studierendenbefragung 2017
ULB librarian Holger Bergmann was awarded the Athene-Award for Excellent Teaching in the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology. The jury prized his high personal commitment as Head of the Kittler Student Center in the mentoring and assistance of international students. Congratulations to him and all prize winners of this award! go
The library-team at ULB Lichtwiese invites you to a new series of coffee lectures on Campus Lichtwiese. Come and enjoy a fresh cup of coffee while talking with us about the library and its services. All lectures will be held in German.
Exhibition „Milestones of Library History“
The exhibition „Milestones of Library History: A Portrait of the Historical Collections of the ULB“ celebrating the 450th anniversary of the library can be seen from 11 November 2017 to 10 February 2018 in the basement of ULB Stadtmitte.
Exhibition „Objects of Knowledge“
On the occasion of the 450th library anniversary the Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt presents the exhibition „Objects of Knowledge: A Cross-Section through the History of the Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Darmstadt“. Duration: 2 November 2017 to 4 February 2018.
Increase in temperature in building ULB Stadtmitte
Due to technical problems of the air conditioning the temperatures are higher than usual. We apologize for any inconvenience.
New Director General of the ULB
Prof. Dr. Thomas Stäcker was inaugurated as new Director General of the Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Darmstadt. The new Head Librarian, a pioneer in digitization in Germany, was formerly Deputy Director of the Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel.
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ULB events in winter semester:
Literaturrecherche, Datenbankrecherche, Literaturverwaltung mit Citavi, EndNote und Zotero and more. All courses are held in German. Calendar of events
Dr. Hans-Georg Nolte-Fischer retired
After 18 years of office Director General of the Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Darmstadt, Dr. Hans-Georg Nolte-Fischer, was given a retirement farewell. He will be succeeded by Prof. Dr. Thomas Stäcker, formerly Deputy Director of the Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel. Picture gallery
In cooperation with the Academy of Arts in Berlin and the Communal Gallery of Arts in Karlsruhe the TU Darmstadt conceived a large retrospective of the Architect Otto Bartning (1883 – 1959). go