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Study Environments

Individual Study

Individual Study Zones
Photo of Students in the Individual Study Zone
  • the collection is directly accessible
  • WiFi in all areas
  • power sockets for laptop use
  • 85 monitors for connecting private laptops
  • Tischapparate for exam candidates


  • In the entire library
Site Map of Individual Study Zones
Photo of Student at PC Workstation

At each of the PC workstations in the library you can:

  • use the library catalogue and do database searches
  • save files on USB flash drive
  • use the complete software environment like in the BITS (University IT-Service-Centre), e.g. office applications and complete internet access (accessible with BITS user authentication by clicking the "person" icon in the taskbar)


  • In the entire library
Site Map of PC Workstations
Photo of Students in the Silent Areas
  • designated quiet zones inside the library
  • undisturbed and concentrated studying
  • recreation in the middle of a busy day
  • WiFi, power sockets


  • In the basement of the departmental library Linguistics and Literary Studies (C0)
Site Map of Silent Areas

Group Work

Discussion Rooms
Photo of Students in a DIscussion Room
  • group work in closed rooms
  • partially equipped with SMART Boards (electronic board with PC-feature), whiteboards or LCD television for presentations etc.
  • Mon – Fri, from 8 – 18 only for students of Bielefeld University after reservation. Reservation is not necessary / possible after 18.00 and on weekends

Main Building:

  • C1-127 (Parent-Child Room)
  • C1-131
  • C1-133 (with SMART Board)
  • E1-125 (with SMART Board)
  • E1-137
  • E1-139
  • E1-151
  • T1-225 (with SMART Board)
  • U1-142
  • U1-203a
  • U1-203b
  • U1-216
  • V1-203
  • V1-205 (with SMART Board)
  • V1-207 (Parent-Child-Room)

Building X:

  • F1-205
  • F1-207
  • F1-209
  • F1-211
  • F1-213
  • F1-227 (Parent-Child-Room)
  • F1-229 (with SMART Board)
  • F1-231 (with SMART Board)
  • F1-233 (with LCD)
  • F1-235 (for two persons only)
Site Map of Discussion Rooms
Photo of Students in a Learning Zone
  • group work in open reading rooms
  • conversations explicitly allowed
  • homely furniture for individual or collaborative working and communicating in a relaxed atmosphere
  • WiFi, power sockets


  • Area U0 (! - entrance via U1)
  • Area C1
  • Area E1
  • Area U1

Advice and Support at the Service Desk in the Library Service Center in the!

You will get qualified reference and information retrieval assistance Mon – Fri 8 – 18 by librarians at the Service Desk in the Library Service Center, which is located in Area U0 right next to the



Photo of Students in a Reading Nook

How about reading your textbooks in a pleasant ambience?

Homely furnished reading nooks in all areas invite you to pause and browse.

In the the Departmental Library Information Sciences you will find the Journal Reading Corner with numerous local, national and international newspapers and the Reading Corner with the news magazines: art, Chip, Cicero, Emma, Focus, Geo, Natur & Kosmos, Öko-Test, Spiegel, Stern and Test.

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