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Course Reserves / Scan Service for Lecturers

Lecturers can provide important literature for individual courses of the current semester as course reserve. The following two options are available:

  • in digital form in a learning platform ("BIS Lernräume")
    and / or
  • in the respective departmental library on a separate shelf

Digital Course Reserve

We offer a scan service for digital course reserves. The selected documents are scanned by us and made available for you to download.

You can then upload the documents into a learning management system (BIS-Lernräume), provided that the copyright regulations are observed. We digitise for you within the framework of the applicable copyright law

  • Articles from journals and excerpts from books from the library's holdings
  • Your master copies

You can hand in a list of the desired documents or the templates to be scanned to the person in charge of your course reserve in your departmental library. For each course reserve we only need the reference number of the course (eKVV) and the bibliographic data of the documents as complete as possible (with call number and media number for works from the library's holdings).

Instruction sheet on copyright (in German)

Course Reserve in the Library

Photo of Course Reserve in the Library

Items from the library's holdings are placed on a shelf in the respective departmental library.

For Lecturers: Apply for a course reserve

  • First of all, create a course reserve list from the library's catalogue according to the instructions (in German only).
  • This list should be given to the responsible librarian of the respective departmental library. Books on loan will be reserved for your course reserve. Unfortunately, journal volumes from other departmental libraries, interlibrary loan books and books from special locations cannot be placed in the course reserve.
  • You can add titles that are not available in the library to your course reserve.
  • You can also place a folder with photocopies in your course reserve - please make sure that the description of the folder is as meaningful and clear as possible. (If you only want to offer a folder with copy templates, please give this folder to the responsible librarian who will then reserve and label a fixed place on the shelf).

For Students: Locations and use of the course reserve

The literature, which has been compiled by the lecturers in the form of a course reserve for individual courses, can be found on a separate shelf in each departmental library and is arranged alphabetically according to the names of the lecturers.

Borrowing items from a course reserve is only possible with the written permission of the relevant lecturer. An appropriate form is available at the circulation terminal of the respective departmental library. However, you can use the literature at any time in the library at a workstation and make copies of it.

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