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Laboratory collection

Laboratory collection

A laboratory collection is a special location where we store literature that has to be constantly accessible to various professors, research associates, teachers and students. [... ]

A laboratory collection can include up to 100 media and has to be registered with the library administration under both a filing name (e.g. Laboratory collection "Construction") and the name of the head of laboratory.

(please see. § 11 (5) Regulations of administration and use) Download  2016 PDF [German only]

Legal basis

Legal basis

The library of the Aachen University of Applied Sciences consists of branch libraries and the central office. According to § 30 Hochschulgesetz in conjunction with § 8 paragraph 2 of Grundordnung, the library is a central entity of the Aachen University of Applied Sciences.

Its use shall be regulated by Verwaltungs- und Benutzungsordnung - 2016, as well as Gebühren- und Entgeltordnung der Hochschulbibliothek der Fachhochschule Aachen - 2016 [German only]

Liability

Liability

§ 12 Verwaltungs- und Benutzungsordnung für die Hochschulbibliothek der Fachhochschule Aachen 2016 -[PDF]:

(1) The library is not held liable for loss or damage of any item brought by a user or deposited in the premises of the library.

(2) The user is liable to pay compensation for lost, damaged or not returned media. Way and amount of compensation is regulated by  § 6 of the Verwaltungs- und Benutzungsordnung.

(3) Liability for damages shall only be assumed in the event of grossly negligent or deliberate action from members of the library staff. Any liability for consequential loss is excluded in the event of incorrect, omitted or delayed service.

Library card

Library Card

  • Students of the FH Aachen can use their FH Karte as a student identity card, as a library card and as a payment card for the dining halls and cafeterias. 
    Both basic and further information about applications, terms and conditions can be found  in the info sheets "Information about the FH Karte" [PDF] and "Legal Information about the FH Karte" [PDF].
    Former (regular) library cards and account numbers remain valid until the respective FH Karte has been activated.
    Frequently asked questions about the FH Karte will be answered in the section FAQs FH Karte.
  • Staff members and professors of the FH Aachen can choose between filing out a registration form at the circulation desk and applying for a library card online [form]. A few days after the application your library card will be printed and handed out at the circulation desk.

 

 

You can use your library card/FH Karte to borrow media in all branch libraries of the FH Aachen, to order media from other branch libraries to the one you are frequenting, to place holds on currently unavailable books, to check your account and to extend loan periods.

Logging on to your library account and borrowing media at the self-service check-out machine requires a password. The default password is your date of birth in the form DayDayMonthMonth. Your user number is displayed below the barcode of your library card or above the barcode of your FH Karte.

Each initial library card is free of charge. For a replacement card, the library charges an administration fee of 10.00 EUR. Please notify the library staff immediately if you have lost your library card. Your account will then be locked until your card has been found or replaced. Should you require a replacement FH Karte, you can order it – also subject to a certain charge - using the "Services" (https://services.fh-aachen.de/?language=en) page. Once you have locked your FH Karte, it can only be unlocked again by the staff of the "Services" team. 

Library committee

Library committee

The library committee has been composed by the senate of the Aachen University of Applied Sciences. (please see § 3 Verwaltungs- und Benutzungsordnung 2016).

Members of the library committee are:

  • six professors
  • two academic associates
  • one further associate
  • three students
  • the chancellor of the Aachen University of applied sciences and
  • the library director (to act as advisor).

The chairperson is voted amongst the professors. The library committee deals with all essential matters of the library and advises the resonsible departments of the Aachen University of Applied Sciences. Meetings are held minimum once a term.

The senate has elected the new members:

  • Mr. Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Eckey (FB 1)
  • Mrs. Prof. Dr. Fabo (FB 4)
  • Mr. Prof. Dr. Fassbender (FB 5)
  • Mr. Prof. Dr. Hoepner (FB 7) Chairman
  • Mr. Dr. Keinz (FB 6)
  • Mr. Prof. Dr. Kraft (FB 9)
  • Mrs. Dipl.-Ing. agr. Schall (FB10)
  • Mrs. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stöcker (FB 8)
  • Mrs. Tielmann (Library)
  • Mr. Elwein (Stud.)
  • Mr. Nareshkumar (Stud.)
  • Mr. Schönegge (Stud.)

 

Library Flyers

Information Materials

General 

Library Information on Final Theses for the Faculties:

Library Videos on our YouTube-Channel
Regarding the branch libraries:

Videos regarding library usage: [German only]

  • Interlibrary loan: online tutorial [more]
  • Searching for standards in the DIN-Perinorm database: videocast 8:10 mins. Revised March 2012 [more]
  • Searching for patents in espacenet [more]
  • Using the library's e-books [more
  • You ask, we'll anwer! Library Information Services - 1:44 mins. [start]
  • Lost in information - Your library will help you - 2:10 mins. [start]
  • Your literature is our job - 4:28 mins. [start]
  • How the library benefits your teaching - 4:20 mins. [start]

Training materials
Here you can find all our training presentations which were held at your faculties. These pages are mainly in German.

Faculty of Architecture

  • Suchen und finden - Städtebau - Stadtgrundrisse SS 2015 - Vortrag von Dipl.-Bibl. Elke Preibisch-Cetiner
  • Suchen und finden - Bachelorprojekt "Feuerwache" - Vortrag von Dipl.-Bibl. Elke Preibisch-Cetiner
  • Suchen und finden - Bachelorprojekt "Museum" - Vortrag von Dipl.-Bibl. Elke Preibisch-Cetiner
  • Suchen und finden - Bachelorprojekt "Novartis" - Vortrag von Dipl.-Bibl. Elke Preibisch-Cetiner

Faculty of Civil Engineering

 Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology

Faculty of Design

  • Wirtschaftsliteratur finden - Vortrag von Dipl.-Bibl. Eva-Maria Horita zur Vorlesung "Marketing für Designer" von Prof. Dr. Albert Mayer, WS2011/12 

Faculty of Aerospace Engineering

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics

 Faculty of Business Studies

Faculty of Chemistry and Biotechnology / Faculty of Medical Engineering and Technomathematics / Faculty of Energy Technology

Information Materials

General 

Library Information on Final Theses for the Faculties:

Library Videos on our YouTube-Channel
Regarding the branch libraries:

Videos regarding library usage: [German only]

  • Interlibrary loan: online tutorial [more]
  • Searching for standards in the DIN-Perinorm database: videocast 8:10 mins. Revised March 2012 [more]
  • Searching for patents in espacenet [more]
  • Using the library's e-books [more
  • You ask, we'll anwer! Library Information Services - 1:44 mins. [start]
  • Lost in information - Your library will help you - 2:10 mins. [start]
  • Your literature is our job - 4:28 mins. [start]
  • How the library benefits your teaching - 4:20 mins. [start]

Training materials
Here you can find all our training presentations which were held at your faculties. These pages are mainly in German.

Faculty of Architecture

  • Suchen und finden - Städtebau - Stadtgrundrisse SS 2015 - Vortrag von Dipl.-Bibl. Elke Preibisch-Cetiner
  • Suchen und finden - Bachelorprojekt "Feuerwache" - Vortrag von Dipl.-Bibl. Elke Preibisch-Cetiner
  • Suchen und finden - Bachelorprojekt "Museum" - Vortrag von Dipl.-Bibl. Elke Preibisch-Cetiner
  • Suchen und finden - Bachelorprojekt "Novartis" - Vortrag von Dipl.-Bibl. Elke Preibisch-Cetiner

Faculty of Civil Engineering

 Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology

Faculty of Design

  • Wirtschaftsliteratur finden - Vortrag von Dipl.-Bibl. Eva-Maria Horita zur Vorlesung "Marketing für Designer" von Prof. Dr. Albert Mayer, WS2011/12 

Faculty of Aerospace Engineering

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics

 Faculty of Business Studies

Faculty of Chemistry and Biotechnology / Faculty of Medical Engineering and Technomathematics / Faculty of Energy Technology

Library introductions

Introductory Sessions and Training Courses

Introductory Sessions and Training Courses

Introductory Sessions and Training Courses

The library offers a comprehensive training programme that will accompany you throughout your entire course of study.

 

Just take a look at our short film on YouTube "Lost in information? - Your library will help you!" [German only]. http://youtu.be/OBhsAxGfiiw

Help and Training

  • Library tours: Get to know the library and how to borrow media
  • Seminar papers: Articles, standards, e-books - with direct access to full texts
  • Individual research training: One on one assistance with your literature research
  • Reference management with Citavi

Offer for Teaching Staff

  • Introductory sessions, specifically for the teaching staff, on how to use the library 
  • We'll train your students to search professionally. Differentiated by academic level and present knowledge, we offer various teaching units that can be integrated into your courses. The content can be customised depending on the subject and individual needs.

 

Interested? Contact us! [contact form] 

Further information
+ at your library
+ by phone: +49.241.6009-52057 
+ by e-mail: bibliothek(at)fh-aachen.de  

Library management

Library management

Library manager is library director Mrs. Andrea Stühn.
phone: +49.241.6009-52066
fax: +49.241.6009-52287
email: mailto:stuehn(at)fh-aachen.de

Her proxy is Mr. Klaus Thormann
phone: +49.241.6009-52065
fax: +49.241.6009-52287
email: mailto:thormann(at)fh-aachen.de

§2 Verwaltungs- und Benutzungsordnung

(1) The library shall be directed in accordance with standardised library policies. This requires a full time manager who has to have the qualification for higher library service.

(2) The library director shall be appointed by the principal on the recommendation of the senate.

(3) She or he is expert superior of all civil servants of the library. Concerning stock selection, she or he has to consider the literature requests of the departments, central facilities and other units of the institution, unless contrary to important reasons.

Library News

Library News

For the latest news from the library, information and short-term changes, please click Library News.

 

Library staff

Library staff

Please see Contact

Loan period

Loan Period

The regular loan period for media is four weeks, two weeks for journals. For frequently used works, the library may determine a shorter loan period, cf. § 10 Verwaltungs- und Benutzungsordnung (Library Regulations).

Please always observe the due date stated on your loan receipt! Only the due date stated on this receipt is binding!

You can renew the loan period up to four times, for four weeks at a time. Renewal does not happen automatically! You can apply for renewal in person, by phone or online, however, not by e-mail.

After the fourth renewal, the books have to be presented in the library. 

Please note that fees are charged when an item is overdue.

Lockers

Lockers

Lockers are available in all branch libraries. Please get your key at the circulation desk. Normally, the keys can be borrowed for a period of four weeks. Additionally, keys can be borrowed for the length of your stay in the library at the Bayernallee and Eupener Straße branch libraries. Please ask our staff.

 

Login

Login

Your password for the online catalogue (OPAC), interlibrary loan and the digital library (DigiBib) consists of the first four digits of your date of birth (DayDayMonthMonth).

Example: Your birthday is 24 December. Your password is 2412

Loss of books and other media

Loss of books and other media

If you've lost books or other media, please let us know immediately. Most cases can be resolved easily. Often the book has already been returned.

In all other cases, you have to pay for the replacement of the book. In addition to that, we charge a handling fee of EUR 25.00.

 

§ 12 (2) Verwaltungs- und Benutzungsordnung - 2016

The user is liable to pay compensation for any lost, damaged or non-returned item. Manner and amount of compensation is be regulated by § 6 of these regulations.

Loss of library card

Loss of library card

In case you have lost your library card, please let us know immediately.

Contacts

We will block your library card, thus nobody is able to borrow books on your account. A library card replacement will be charged 15,00 Euro [due to the Gebühren- und Entgeltordnung - 2016 [PDF]