Library Closure & Digital Services

Up-to-date information on library services in the current public health situation (last updated: 25 May 2020, 14:00).

Opening hours
Owing to the on-going efforts to slow down the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the UE Libraries will remain closed until further notice!

Digital library services
As a reaction to the current situation, UE Library has put together a document specifically assembling the digital services UE Library offers for its patrons. Please find the document in question in the download section on the right-hand side of this page.

Our database systems have been amended to allow for more online extensions in your user account.
Items currently taken out need not be returned until UE Library resumes normal service.
Lecturers may be able to borrow despite the closure being in place. Please refer to the UE's intranet service or contact your campus library directly.

Thesis semester
Students in their thesis semester are particularly affected by the widespread library closures that have come into effect recently. Please feel free to contact your campus library for individual consultations on how we may be able to support you.
Also, please do not forget to check the UE's Writing Lab page. They offer remote services for all those currently in the process of writing their thesis, too.

For requests of any kind, the campus libraries are available for contact via e-mail and in MS Teams.


Infoticker compiling special lockdown offers from institutions beyond UE

• The Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin (the second biggest library in Germany) offers remote registration for the time being, thus providing access to its extensive digital resources. The registration is free of charge, the main requirement being a registered German address and corresponding official documents to that effect. [2 April 2020]

• UE offers access now to MUBI, a streaming portal for high quality independent cinema. Owing to our Film + Motion Design programme, all UE students are eligible to access MUBI for free through its film schools programme. Register here using your UE e-mail address. [10 April 2020]

JSTOR—a journals database focusing on the humanities—offers a free read-online registration. This usually entitles registered users to read 6 articles for free. JSTOR expanded this offer for the time being to include 100 articles per month. [10 April 2020]

• UE offers access now to Business Source Ultimate (EBSCO), one of the most comprehensive collections of Business Studies related journal articles available. The database will be available until July 30th and can be accessed via the UE Library page in our Online Campus portal.
Via the same way, we are now able to offer remote access to our PsyJournals bundle from Hogrefe, too. [15 April 2020]

• Interaction designers and data analysts, listen up! The ACM Digital Library has made all of its content freely accessible through to June 30th of this year due to the corona crisis. Access it here. [20 April 2020]

• With libraries across the country slowly reopening for regular business, both Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Hamburg (SUB) and Leibniz information Center for Economics (ZBW) provide up-to-date on which services they are offering right now. Please find more information here and here respectively. [25 May 2020]