User services and assistance

For your registration:
First of all, the membership and registration is free. You´ll find the application form for registration here. Please, don´t forget your passport or ID-card for registration. Before registration please read our terms of use and scale of charges.

For guidance:
To find what you´re looking for, you´ll get here the plan of shelf placement, where the media are sorted by content.

The Systematik der Friedensauer Bibliothek explains the signatures on the book spine. Every topic has their own signature shotcut – for example books about overall scientific representations of Protestant dogmatics you´ll find with the signature „Theol D 0060.1“ .

Training courses

Do you need help? Don´t hesitate to ask for additional courses.

  • Library Introduction for Counseling Monday, 09. 10., 17:00-18:30
  • Library Introduction for International Social Sciences Tuesday, 24. 10., 9:30-11:00
  • Course BS5P1-2 for Soziale Arbeit B.A. and Theologie B.A. Tuesday, 24. 10., 11:30-13:00
  • Library Introduction for Sozial- und Gesundheitsmanagement Wednesday, 25. 10., 11:30-13:00
  • Course BS5P1-2 for Soziale Arbeit B.A. and Theologie B.A. Tuesday, 7. 11., 11:30-13:00
  • Introduction Citavi for faculty Tuesday, 7. 11., 15:00-16:00
  • Introduction Citavi for students Wednesday, 8. 11., 15:00-16:00
  • Introduction Citavi for students Thursday, 9. 11., 11:00-12:00
  • Course BS5P1-2 for Soziale Arbeit B.A. and Theologie B.A. Tuesday, 14. 11., 11:30-13:00
  • Course BS5P1-2 for Soziale Arbeit B.A. and Theologie B.A. Tuesday, 28. 11., 11:30-13:00
  • Course BS5P1-2 for Soziale Arbeit B.A. and Theologie B.A. Tuesday, 9. 1., 11:30-13:00
  • Course BS5P1-2 for Soziale Arbeit B.A. and Theologie B.A. Tuesday, 16. 1., 11:30-13:00
  • Course BS5P1-2 for Soziale Arbeit B.A. and Theologie B.A. Tuesday, 23. 1., 11:30-13:00

Course Reserves

Theology WS 2017/18

Theology

Social Science WS 2017/18

Social Science

Deutschkurs

Borrowing from the library collection

The library primarily supports members of the university in their studies, teaching and research. At the same time, as a facility which is accessible free of charge to the general public, it sees itself as the region’s information centre, serving both the citizens of the local community and prospective users from further afield.

Loan periods

      • Standard loan = 4 weeks
      • Desk/carrel loan = 4 weeks
      • Extension (by phone, in person, by email) = 4 weeks (max. 2 extensions per item)
      • Items from the reserve collection = from 18:30 until 11:00 the following day. Weekend: from Friday 12:30 until Sunday 11:00.
      • Special loans for theses = for the duration of the thesis
      • Long-term loans for lecturers = 3 months

Reference only (not to be borrowed)

      • Journals
      • Items marked as ‘reference only’ (red sticker)
      • Items from the reserve collection (green sticker) – except for overnight borrowing.

Fines

Loans are free of charge. However, if the items are not returned by the end of the loan period, the library charges a fine per item borrowed. For standard loans, reminders are sent on a weekly basis, for short-term loans there are daily reminders.

      • Short-term loans per day – €1.00
      • Standard loan first reminder – €1.00
      • Standard loan second reminder – €2.00
      • Standard loan third reminder – €4.00
      • Standard loan fourth reminder – €8.00

Interlibrary loans

Are you not finding what you need? No problem! You can request items from other libraries in the regional Common Library Network. As soon as your ordered item reaches us, we´ll inform you.

How it works?

        1. Before placing an order you must check that the item required is not available in our library. If the item is borrowed you are able to reserve it.
        2. Buy a valid interlibrary loan PIN code for each order. You can purchase these yellow cards (containing 1 or 10 codes) for €1.50 per PIN code at our counter. FAU lecturers can also order the required quantity by email: leihstelle.bib@thh-friedensau.de

Please note: The € 1,50 are a processing fee only, and will not be refunded if the desired item cannot be obtained. The terms and conditions of use of the library apply.

      1. Find your required item in the catalogue of the databases of the GBV. In the left-hand bar next to the search results you will see the buttons “loan request” and/or “copy request”. Click on these to retrieve the order form.

Please note: When logging on to the GBV website with the interlibrary loan PIN codes, do not select the option “remember password”. If you have selected this you must delete the browser cookie to the GBV website in order to be able to use another interlibrary loan PIN code.

Printing and Copying

Students

Opening and charging the print and copy account:

Let your key transponder set up by the IT department (HRZ). Then you´ll get your print and copy account (Papercut).

Charge your print and copy account (Papercut) at the library circulation desk. Please understand that we just accept cash.

After opening and charging your print and copy account you just need your key transponder to print, scan or copy in the library.

Costs:

Size black/white black/white double sided color color double sided scanning
A4/A5 0,06 Euro 0,12 Euro 0,36 Euro 0,72 Euro 0,00 Euro
A3 0,12 Euro 0,24 Euro 0,72 Euro 1,44 Euro 0,00 Euro

Studying in the library

If you are studying in the library for a longer period of time, you are able to reserve a desk or carrel. If you borrow items as desk or carrel loans, you can be sure, that your items are still on your working space next day. Please bring the items to the counter and have them recorded as desk or carrel loans.

Off campus databases access

If you are studying at the Adventist University Friedensau and like to have access to our databases, just use your library ID (for students your matriculation number) and your date of birth. You´ll be asked for it when you access a database.

For further information: leihstelle.bib(at)thh-friedensau.de

Citavi

Citavi is a reference management program. The Friedensau Adventist University offers free full-version licenses for those are affiliated to the University. Download: https://citavi.com/friedensau
Please put in your @thh-friedensau.de email address. If you don´t have such an email address, ask for your voucher.
Do you need help? Don´t hesitate to ask for individual courses: info.bib@thh-friedensau.de

Useful settings for students of the Friedensau Adventist University you can download here: Setup Citavi ThHF
Open Citavi, go to the menu item „Tools“ and import „Setup Citavi ThHF.csd“ by choosing „Import or export settings...“.

Shop

Book sales on Amazon

On http://www.amzn.to/buecherwaage you will find cheap media from our stock to buy, that we discard and sell. Just have a look!

Available at the library counter

Besides our free services, we offer various additional resources and services at the counter. The price list is displayed at the counter. Some items/services are listed here.

photocopy film€0.25

Protective covers covering book (applying protective cover) €1.00
Adhesive binding spine width up to 10 mm €1.50
  11-20 mm €1.50– €1.80
  thicker than 20 mm €2.00
Interlibrary loan PIN codes single-code card €1.50
  10-code card €15.00
Protective covers book covering (24-28 cm) per metre €1.00
  book covering (40-… cm) per metre €1.50
Other card protector €0.30
... and more.