FAU provides several facilities to its students, staff, and visitors in order to create a better environment for learning and better living. These include a library, a kindergarten, a historical archive, an internet access, a gymnasium, a fitness room, a football field, sauna, clubs for sports, a guest house, and a student meeting centre.
FAU students enjoy doing research in a modern library which offers probably more than you can have time to read. The Library presently comprises of 330 periodicals as well as some 90,000 books, audiovisual material and approximately 15,000 sheet music items.
There are about 330 periodicals stored in hard copy as well as 4,500 online periodicals that are accessible to students on the whole campus. (http://search.epnet.com).
Searching the collection
The complete library collection is categorized in an electronic catalogue (OPAC) and can be accessed from the numerous PCs located in the library.
View the online database at http://bibliothek.thh-friedensau.de/webopac/FriedBIB/bib
For students and faculty members, all material is freely accessible and most is available for loan (except periodicals). Loans are free of charge.
The loan period is four weeks. A maximum of two loan extensions per item is possible. In the event that deadlines are changed, notice will be posted. However, a fee is charged for any overdue book.
Items that are not in the library collection can be requested online from our partner libraries as an inter-library loan or document delivery at http://www.gbv.de
Requests incur a cost of € 1.50 per item.
The library has computers with internet access and more than 100 CD-ROM databases for research purposes.
All PCs are connected to a printer allowing for the printing of search results. The digital library also contains online encyclopedias and standard works, in addition to full text documents.
For more information about the library, link to http://bibliothek.thh-friedensau.de
Every student at FAU enjoys a 24/7 internet access. Students living on campus have internet access from their rooms in their different residence halls. Besides, both on campus and off campus students have access to internet through several computers located in the University library building. Students are advised to have their own laptops in order to enjoy better the internet service.
The library offers a special reading area for children.
For students who have children, there is a kindergarten on campus. Children can be registered and they attend either 5 hours or 8 hours or 10 hours every day. The fees are € 110, € 135, and € 150/month, respectively. In addition, you have to pay € 1,70 per day for food and € 0,15 for beverage per day.
The kindergarten functions through the whole year and it has only a three week holiday in summer. Every child should have an immunization certificate before joining the kindergarten.
The Historical Archive of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Europe is located at Friedensau Adventist University. This provides to students and faculty a broad range of historical information, including some data that you will hardly find anywhere else in the world.
Faithful to its holistic approach to education, FAU provides a gymnasium for physical exercises. Access is free of charge for students. In addition, students can voluntarily and are encouraged to register in different sport clubs such as volleyball club, basketball club, etc.
In case you are interested in body building, the fitness room is a place for you. You can have access to it provided that you pay a small fee. Please, contact R. Spiegler (Tel. 177)
For everyone who enjoys soccer, Friedensau offers a soccer field. You can sign up for use. Please, contact Paul Herter (Tel. 280). You can also play indoor soccer if you wish.
This is a small room designed as a place to experience dry or wet heat sessions. In a sauna room, the whole body is sweating and this is good for your health.
Clubs for Sports
Students are free to join sport clubs such as basketball club and volleyball club.
The University offers several rooms for guests. You can get a single, double or even triple bed room. You can contact Ruth Walz for your reservation.
Tel.: +49 (0) 3921 916 160
Student Meeting Centre
This is a place where you can meet friendly people, enjoy non-alcoholic drinks, eat snacks, play games and pool, listen to music, watch TV and movies, and enjoy parties and more. This centre is open twice a week on Wednesdays and Saturdays.