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Library, IT and Canteen

We will happily provide you with a library card, internet access on campus, as well as a card for the cafeteria.

If you would like to take advantage of any of these services please send us an e-mail and we will take care of it. 


Photo: Fabian Stürtz

The main library on campus is the Universitäts- und Stadtbibliothek der Universität zu Köln (USB). In addition to that there are several libraries hosted by the different institutes. Usually you can only borrow books from the main library; at the institutes you can often use the books only in the library.

To find the book you are looking for you can use the websites of the USB or the KUG (which is the entire catalogue of literature available in the library). By searching through these databases you will find the availability of books as well as their position in the library or where to pick them up. With your account number and personal password you are able to order books online. Those books can be picked up the next day after 2 pm in the “Selbstabholbereich” on the 1st floor of the main library.

IT / Internet Access on the Campus

Photo: Fabian Stürtz

We can have set up a personal university e-Mail address for you. With that address you can receive and send e-mails as well as access the WIFI and use all computers on campus. The first part of your e-mail address will function as your user name for the WIFI and computers. In combination with your password you can access the WIFI and computers on campus.

Mensa, Cafeterias

Photo: Frank Hasenstab

With the Mensa card you can pay at all the cafeterias and cafés on campus. Please note that in the Mensa (the main cafeteria) the only form of payment accepted is the Mensa card, everything else, even cash is no longer accepted. If you are interested in the card please send us a quick e-mail and we will provide you with the necessary form.