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Service hours

CAMPUS HOF

Mon-Thu 08:00 am - 06:00 pm

Fri              08:00 am - 03:00 pm

 

During the semester break other service hours apply at both locations.

 

CAMPUS MÜNCHBERG

Mon, Wed, Thu  09:00 am - 02:00 pm
Tue                         09:00 am - 12:00 am
                                12:30 pm - 04:00 pm
Fr                            09:00 am - 12:30 pm

Reservation of group study room

Currently no reservation possible - coming soon

Library events

December 2022

Category

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Library use

The Hof University Library is a lending library open to the public. The use of services is regulated by the "Allgemeine Benützungsordnung der Bayerischen Staatlichen Bibliotheken".

 

University Members:

The CampusCard of Hof University of Applied Sciences also serves as a library card with which you can borrow media. The CampusCard allows you to use the 24h opening.

 

Guest Users:

We issue a guest card to all interested persons over 16 years of age upon presentation of a valid personal document and the completed user application, which enables the borrowing of media. The 24-hour opening does not apply to guest users.

If you lose your CampusCard or guest card, please report the loss to us immediately to prevent misuse by third parties. We also ask you to notify us of any changes of address.

       

 

Lending and Return

• To borrow books you can take them directly from the shelf
• A self-checkout terminal is available for borrowing and returning items
• You can also place your returns directly in the book return boxes located outside the libraries. We will then book the media back for you.
• Max. 50 media units can be borrowed at the same time
• You can get an overview of borrowed media in your user account in the library catalog

 
 

Lending Period

• 4 weeks lending period
• Shortened lending periods apply during the examination period
• You will receive a reminder by email shortly before the loan period expires
• ​​​​​​​If you don't return or renew the items you have borrowed on time, you have to pay overdue fines
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​• the first and second reminder will be sent by email. (The third and fourth reminders will continue to be sent by registered mail.)

 
 

Renewal

• You will receive 6 automatic renewals (4 weeks each) - if the medium is not reserved
• As a guest user, please renew the medium yourself in the library catalog
• The renewals are always subject to change (i.e. if a renewed item is reserved by another user, the loan period will be shortened - in this case you will receive a notification by email)
• After reaching the maximum number of renewals, the media must be returned - a new borrowing is possible if no reservations exist

 
 

Reservation

• Media marked as borrowed in the catalog can be reserved (please log in to the catalog with your library number and password)
• You will receive an email when the reserved media are available for pickup
These are available for you to pick up at the information desk for 5 opening days

 

 

As a user of the University Library, you can order media via interlibrary loan that are not available in the University Library's collection.

Research and Ordering

Research and order from the library catalog

Fees

 

University Members:

• Book loans via interlibrary loan are free of charge
• Copies via interlibrary loan: 1,50 € flat rate for expenses
 

 
 

Guest Users:

• Book loans via interlibrary loan – there is a charge of 3,00 € per medium 
• Copies via interlibrary loan: 1,50 € flat rate for expenses

 

Note: If you place an essay order, you will have to pay fees in any case - the fees do not expire even if you do not pick up the essay. Cancellations of interlibrary loan orders are not possible.

These media contain selected media for specific lectures. As reference collections, these may only be used in the library's reading room.

At the Hof location, you will find the course reserve collection on the shelves near the carrels (recognizable in the library catalog by the signatures beginning with the lending classification 300).

At the Münchberg location, you will find the course reserve collection in the copy room (recognizable in the library catalog by the signatures beginning with the lending classification 300).

Overview of the course reserve collection in Moodle

(with full text links to the ebooks)

Research

Online catalog of the Hof University Library with Münchberg Department Library, the Library of the University of Public Service and the Hof Municipal Archives.
The catalog contains the entire media holdings of the university library, including all licensed ebooks and ejournals.

University members can also use the library's online services outside the campus network – New: Access via EZ-Proxy – What is EZ-Proxy? 

Please select the correct link to the library catalog! From which library do you want to pick up ordered literature?

User Functions


  • Research media
  • Orders from the other location (Hof <-> Münchberg)
  • Reserve media
  • ​​​interlibrary loan
  • View user account (e.g. to renew own borrowings)

information sheet - Library catalog

Databases offer the possibility to search for literature or other information independently of the library's holdings.

Hof University Library enables you to research in important databases on the subjects represented at the university. Access is provided via the database information system (DBIS).

University members can also use the services outside the campus network – New: Access via EZ-Proxy – What is EZ-Proxy? 

The library offers introductions to the use of the databases regularly. 

You can find the offer in the training calendar.

We provide video courses on the most important databases (licensed by the library) in Moodle (library course area).

You can find the database you are looking for here:     Database information system (DBIS)

 

Content:


Subject databases
Full text databases
Address and company directories
Reference works and dictionaries

 

example view DBIS

You can research all print magazines and licensed online magazines in the library catalog

Print Magazines

Hof

The magazine issues of the current as well as the last two years (usually in bound form) can be found sorted by topic on the magazine shelves in the PC room and in the adjacent training room.

All older volumes are in the stacks and are available on order.

Münchberg

All current magazines are located in the reading room.

 

Digital Magazines

A fast, structured and uniform access to scientific full-text journals is offered by the

Elektronische Zeitschriftenbibliothek

The journals are offered according to subjects.

The access options for full-text articles are indicated by different colored traffic light symbols depending on the institution:

• green = free access
• yellow = access in the university network or via external access à you can also find them all in the library catalog
• yellow and red = access to some, but not all, issues of the journal
• red = no access

 

Digital Newspapers

Süddeutsche Zeitung and Frankenpost  (for using the Frankenpost please select the tab Ganzseiten)
Online edition of the Süddeutsche Zeitung (with archive) and Frankenpost
New York Times online edition of the New York Times
Handelsblatt 
Die Zeit 

Many publishers offer ebooks in addition to printed books.

We provide licensed individual ebooks or even entire licensed packages from various publishers.

The ebooks are displayed in the library catalog just like our print media - recognizable by the icon in front of the title display.

Here you will find an overview  of the publishers with whom we have licensed ebooks.

Open Access published e-books in full text from different subject areas and languages can be found in the DOAB (Directory of Open Access Books).

University members can also use the library’s online services outside the campus network.

New: Access via EZ-ProxyWhat is EZ-Proxy?

Guest users may contact library staff as needed.

Information sheetresearch for ebooks

Training and consulting

We like to help you:

- personally during our opening hours

- by mail: library email

- by phone: 09281 / 409-3444 (Hof) or 09281 / 409-8444 (Münchberg)

University members can find video courses and tutorials on the following topics in moodle (courses of the library):

  • introduction to library use (english)
  • library catalog / ordering interlibrary loan
  • databases
  • Citavi
  • reservation of a group study room (english)
  • loan of technical materials

Publishing and Open Access

Publication server of Hof University of Applied Sciences

Document server  on which scientific publications of Hof University of Applied Sciences can be digitally archived and made publicly accessible, provided that this does not violate any copyright and/or licensing regulations.
In addition to theses, also essays, research reports, and university publications can be posted.

OPUS

In OPUS you can transfer your document to the publication server via the menu "Upload" in a few steps. The final release of the document is done by the library.

Please return the completed declaration of consent  to the library

Reference management

Hof University has acquired a campus license of the Citavi literature management system. Within the scope of this license, all university members can use this reference management program for studying, teaching and research.

Why Citavi?

Citavi supports you in all phases of working with scientific literature. With Citavi you can:

• research online and import bibliographic information from databases or library catalogs
• record books, essays and other documents
• compile standardized bibliographies according to the citation style
• capture quotes, thoughts and comments, plan and schedule tasks

 

How to get Citavi

Citavi-Account

In order to use the campus license of Hof University, you must first create your own Citavi account. Please note that it is mandatory that you register with your Hof University email address. Set up Citavi-account 

Installation

Afterwards install the current version of Citavi 

After the installation, you can log in with your Citavi-account. Citavi automatically obtains the license data and you can work with the campus license.

Log in with your Citavi-Account (see above). You will then automatically use the campus license of Hof University.

 

Citavi offers its own service and support web pages
Here you will find a wide range of support services (quick start guide, manual, videos, forum, etc.).

Library and studies

Campus Hof:

There are two reading rooms in the library at your disposal. In addition, we provide four individual work cubicles (carrels), a room with ten PC workstations and a workroom for group work (without reservation). These workstations can be used freely.

Group rooms:

For teamwork (2-8 persons), you have the option of booking one of the library's two group study rooms. You can book a group room max. two times per week for a maximum of four hours. Reservation is possible up to two weeks in advance. Keys can be borrowed at the information desk.To borrow the key, we need the CampusCard of the student who made the reservation. Please arrive on time, otherwise the room will be assigned to someone else. A PC and a whiteboard are available in both rooms.

Room Reservation

For the storage of personal belongings, you can use lockers during staff-supervised opening hours.

Campus Münchberg:

There are several reading places for you in the library. In addition, you can use PC workstations. All seats are available without reservation.

You can use multifunction devices for printing, scanning and copying at both locations.
Scanners are available for scanning magazines and books. You will need a USB stick to save your scans.

In addition to our media, you can also borrow following tools:

• caddies (mobile workstation with locker)
• headphones, headsets
• presenter
• scanmarker
• writing sets
• ebook-readers

Our team

 Cornelia Kneitz | Hof University of Applies Sciences
Cornelia Kneitz +49 9281 409 - 3415

Deputy Head of Library

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