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Introduction to the Library

Introduction to the Library

You haven't used the University State Library yet or seldomly and want to learn more about our collections?

We tell you the answers to the following questions and more in our introductions:

  • How do I get a library card?
  • How do I find literature in the library? How do I use the OPAC and other library catalogues and databases?
  • How do I borrow books and manage my library account?
  • How do I find the branch library I need for my literature?
  • What are the services offered by the Library?
  • Where can I ask for help?

We also have a special offer for freshmen and school classes.

Datefirst Wednesday of the month
Time10:30 a.m.
PlaceMain Library, August-Bebel-Straße 13
Durationca. 60min
Contact personGeorgia Ritter

Ready for Homework

We are offering patron introduction for high school students on request. In them, we will convey the following:

  • First information on the University and State Library Saxony-Anhalt (collection, branch libraries ...)
  • first information for patrons (opening hours, registration, borrowing ...)
  • literature research (OPAC and further research options)
  • tips for thematic search, media selection, search strategies, source assessment, writing the homework (on request)
  • tour through the central library with the most important service points as well as a tour through the historical library storage
Dateon request
Timeon request
PlaceCentral Library, August-Bebel-Straße 13, on request in other branch libraries
Durationca. 90min

Subject-specific literature research

Target audienceWork groups, seminar groups or students researching literature on a specific topic.
Basic knowledge of catalogue research is required.
ContentContent of the courses is variable, we prepare according to your request. Possible topics include:
- thematic research in the OPAC and full text retrieval
- Research in databases

SciFinder, PsycINFO, PSYNDEX, Medline, Web of Science, Cochrane Library, FSTA

Duration60 to 90 minutes

On request. Please contact your subject specialist.