How to set up a course reserve

1. Persons entitled to submit an application
All the University’s teaching staff is entitled to make an application.

2. Number of books
Up to 30 books can be assigned as a course reserve. Please to not check out the books you will be needing for your course reserve, or put holds on them.

3. Applications
To set up course reserves, please use the application form. Please make sure to fill out the form completely and sent it as attachment to the following e-mail address:

4. Dates
Seminar applications may be made throughout the year and will remain in effect for the duration of a semester. Requests for additions can also be made at any time via the form. At the end of the semester or after the end of the Klausurphanse the seminar apparatuses will be dissolved, the date for dissolution will be announced via our homepage and by e-mail. An extension can be requested informally by e-mail.

5. Entry in the library catalogue
All items in the course reserves are searchable in our catalogue.  We will also provide a list of course reserves and the titles that they contain.

6. Classification
The books are classified as reference holdings and cannot checked out. 

7. Contents
Journals, inter library loans, rare and old prints as well as television recordings cannot be not included course reserves. If e-books are available, they will be given priority.
Private media can also be incorporated, but the University Library accepts no liability for loss or damage. Documents to be photocopied can be uploaded to myStudy, as long as they meet the requirements of applicable copyright laws. Click here for the legal notice on copyright. Alternatively, it is possible to provide the library with folders containing documents to copy .

8. New acquisitions
Titles not available at the library can be suggested for purchase via the library's Acquisitions Department. Furthermore, you can order up to 5 titles via myStudy.
Please note the author and title of this media on the application form; please enter "ordered" in the signature column.
When ordering, please always indicate "for seminar apparatus XY", or "for seminar apparatus/title of course".

9. Long-term reference works loans
In special cases, long-term reference works loans can also be set up on request. This literature is available for more than one semester.

List of course reserves

Click here for an overview of all course reserves.


If you need support or have questions, you can turn to:
Alexandra Ehm (Phone 04131/677-1148)
Melanie Rick (Phone 04131/677-1142)