Our university library is the service center for electronic and printed information services. It procures, registers and opens up all media available at our university for teaching and research.
The library is one of the central university facilities. It offers university members comprehensive services for studying, teaching, research and further education. Alumni and external users can also use its services. The library is located at the two locations, Holzstraße and Campus.
The location libraries provide the media for the schools at the locations: Engineering and Design at the Holzstrasse location, Business and Geoinformatics and Surveying at the Campus location.
The library is accompanied by the library committee.
EXTENDED BUSINESS HOURS OF THE CAMPUS LIBRARY
Mon-Fri 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sat 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
New library cards cannot be picked up on Saturdays because there is no library staff on site.
NEW REGISTRATIONS FOR LIBRARY USE
You must apply for a library card to use the library. The registration form and the form for OpenPlus access must be completed and sent by email to bibliothek.campus (at) hs-mainz.de, or dropped into the library's mailbox (to the right of the circulation desk). Printed registration forms are available on the table in front of the library entrance.
New cards can be picked up the following day (Mon-Fri) between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the library. Since the door cannot be opened without the card, please call 06131 628 6220 first.
The library staff is available to answer any further questions and provide information by email, phone or in person.
You must apply for a library card to use the library. The registration form must be filled out and sent by email to bibliothek.holzstrasse (at) hs-mainz.de, or dropped into the book return box at the entrance to the library.
New cards can be picked up the following day (Mon-Fri) between 8 a.m. and 12 noon, starting in October between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. They can be found on the shelf at the entrance, arranged alphabetically.
The library staff is available to answer any further questions and provide information by email, phone (06131 628 6221) or in person.
Using the workstations
Workstations can be reserved at both locations. There are 30 workstations available in the Campus library, and 5 at the Holzstraße location. Please use Terminland to reserve them. The workstations can be used between the hours of 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. (Campus) and between the hours of 8 a.m. and 12 noon (Holzstrasse). You need to apply for OpenPlus access to be able to open the door. You will find more information below.
Only staff and students of the university are permitted use the library.
The library is accessible from Monday to Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. using the OpenPlus system. Books can be checked out and returned using the self-service terminal. A research computer is available for OPAC searches.
Users are let into the building by facility management staff. No more than 10 users are allowed in the library at any one time. To be able to keep track of this, each user must sign a list when entering and leaving the library. The list is displayed on a table in front of the circulation desk.
Anyone who has not yet requested access using OpenPlus can fill out the form provided at the table and drop it in the library’s mailbox (to the right of the circulation desk). In addition, please call 06131 628 6220 or send an email to bibliothek.campus (at) hs-mainz.de so that the user can be activated immediately. Anyone who does not yet have a library card must fill out the registration form with the OpenPlus form and return it to us (online or drop it in the mailbox).
It is possible to use the restrooms, but it is prohibited to remain in the building any longer.
Media orders can be placed using the OPAC. The library staff will compile the desired media and enter the items on loan in your user account.
Your order can be picked up the following day between the hours of 8 a.m. and noon. You will find the media in the entrance area of the library, arranged alphabetically on the shelves. The requested books are made available for 15 days, then they are booked as returned and put back in the library holdings.
Users are let into the building by facility management staff. No more than 5 users are allowed in the library at any one time. To be able to track this, each user must sign a list when entering and leaving the library.
Returns and loan periods
The loan periods of all previously checked-out media have been extended until June 1, 2020. It was not possible to automatically extend textbook collections, but they can be extended by each user themselves in their user account. Reminders are once again activated.
Media can currently be renewed up to six times. All reservations (up to March 20) of returned media have been cancelled. Reservations are once again possible.
The book return boxes at the entrance of the university on campus and in front of the entrance of the library at the Holzstraße location are still available for returns.
You are allowed to check out up to three publications for 8 days. Please let us know by email which issues you would like to borrow. We will notify you by email when they are ready for pick-up.
Reference materials may also be checked out for seven days, without the possibility of renewal.
If you are in the buildings of the university to use the library, we recommend that you wear a face mask.
Who to contact
If you have any questions about the library, please contact the respective library team:
- Campus library team: bibliothek.campus (at) hs-mainz.de, T: 06131 628 6220
- Holzstraße library team: bibliothek.holzstrasse (at) hs-mainz.de, T: 06131 628 6221
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Services and Usage
The University Library of Mainz University of Applied Sciences offers all the usual services of a scientific library: provision and documentation of its collections, information services, lending, interlibrary loan, training courses. We endeavour to provide all services as comprehensively as possible. Please contact us if you feel something is missing. We are always grateful for suggestions and criticism.
The library is free of charge, with the exception of interlibrary loan.
The collections are systematically set-up on a freehand basis.
The location libraries use their own installation systems that are not compatible. Although the "V Geoinformatics and Surveying" collection has been transferred to the Campus site, it is based on the systematics of the original Holzstraße site.
The university library is primarily open to members of Mainz University of Applied Sciences, but also accepts alumni and external users. Authorization for the lending process requires a written application with a photo ID. This also applies to students at Mainz University of Applied Sciences. The student card alone does not entitle you to check anything out. More detailed information on this can be found in the rules of use.
The basement of the library on campus can also be accessed directly from the elevator. This requires a chip card, which you can obtain from the library staff if needed.
Rückgabe: Jede Standortbibliothek nimmt ausgeliehene Medien der anderen Standortbibliothek zurück. Ausgenommen davon ist die Fernleihe. Diese Medien müssen am Ort der Ausleihe abgegeben werden.
Ordering: Unfortunately, it is not possible to order media from the other location.
Return: Each location library accepts media borrowed from the other location library. Interlibrary loan is not included. These media must be handed in at the location where they were checked out.
The inventory of the university library are listed in the OPAC of the local system Rheinhessen. The link can also be found as a quick link (under "Students") on every page of the homepage of Mainz University of Applied Sciences.
The library location owning the specific media is specified in the information of the collection.
Holzstraße location: All books and other media in the open access area, parts of the closed repository as well as all periodicals are registered. This inventory can be searched in the library in the LARS database system.
Campus location: All books and other media in the open access area are included. Periodicals are not listed.
The library regulations form the legal basis for the university library. They regulate the organization, structure, tasks and use.
The current version can be found in the download "Library regulations".
The use of the university library is free of charge for members of Mainz University of Applied Sciences and Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz. Interlibrary loan is excluded. If the loan period is exceeded, default fees will be charged, which are also due without a warning or a reminder by the "Bücherwecker".
Seminar/semester reserve shelf
Professors can compile literature from the library for their lectures. As a seminar/semester reserve collection that cannot be borrowed, these media are then placed on a special shelf.
After the end of the semester, the seminar/semester reserve collection is disbanded.
The University Library provides PCs for use of the internet free of charge. Only members of Mainz University of Applied Sciences are permitted to use them.
Professors at the location are responsible for selecting the media and maintaining the holdings. We also welcome literature suggestions from students.
For procurement requests, the downloads of the order forms can be used.
For all first-semester students, the location libraries offer an "Introduction to Library Use".
Research training courses for OPAC and databases can be registered at any time.