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The Reading Room offers 40 desks and 3 work stations. The desks have electrical outlets for laptop computers.

The materials may be used in the Reading Room without borrowing privileges.

You can scan material at our work stations. A photo copy machine is located in the foyer of the Philosophikum. You need to buy a copy card.

Coats, jackets and bags have to be stored in the lockers outside the Reading Room. Please bring your own lock.

A microfiche/microfilm reader is available. Please ask the librarian for help.


The books in the library are classified using the Dewey Decimal System. This system uses numbers from 000 to 999 to classify books by subject. Further specification, if needed, is given by the addition of numbers after a decimal point. 

Here is a list of the main classes. 

Here is a list of the classes, divisions and sections most used in our library..