Place of Study and Work

You want to use the library as a work space?

The library not only offers you specialist literature and research advice. Also available are:

  • reading and working area (eduroam WLAN area)
  • 18 terminal workstations
  • 4 study cabins
  • copy room (copy, print, scan).


In the following overview you will find the most important information about the learning and working space library.

Information: study and working space

PC Workstations

How many PC workstations are available in the library?

The library offers you eighteen terminal workstations. All terminals have internet access and the usual user programs (standard browsers, Office programs, Adobe Reader etc.).

Each terminal is equipped with a USB and charging plug

Documents can be printed using the printer in the copy room.


How do I log in?

Members of the ECB (students and employees):

  • Log in with user name and password for the IT infrastructure of the ECB (- i.e. with the same data you use to log in to a computer in the PC pool or to your workstation computer, for example).
  • Note for freshmen: Your user name and password can be found on the data sheet of the IT department. Library PIN and PC password are not identical.


Members of the other UAS locations and external users:

  • To work at the PC terminals you need a user ID. You can get it at the information desk. Important: Please bring your identity card with you for the creation of your computer ID.
WLAN & Power

WLAN and power - is everything at my disposal?

Of course, as on the entire campus, you have the possibility to use WLAN in the library, including eduroam. More information is available on the website of the IT department.

Power connections for your notebook are located in the form of multiple sockets under the tables.

Copy Card

Why do I need a copy card?

You need a copy card to use the public printers and copiers in the building of the Environmental Campus. The printing and copying costs are charged via this card.


How do I get a copy card?

You can purchase your copy card at the copy card machine. It is located outside, next to the library entrance on the right. The card deposit is EUR 1.00. If you no longer need your card at some point, you can return it to the computer centre and have your deposit refunded.

Tip: Label your card with your name and matriculation number. This way you can be notified if you forget your card in the reading device.


How do I charge my copy card?

You can top up your card at any time with coins or notes at the copy card machine. Attention: It is not possible to return change!

Print

What printing facilities do I have in the library?

A multifunction printer is available for you in the copying room of the library. You will need a copy card to print.

  • for black and white prints:
    name: bib-black to PCOUNTER
    costs: 0.05 EUR per DIN A4 page
  • especially for colour prints:
    name: bib-color to PCOUNTER
    costs: 0.15 EUR per DIN A4 page

Note: To print, insert the copy card into the reader below the touch screen monitor ("Drucken").


How do I operate the printer?

Instructions for printing can be found on the website of the IT department. Other printer locations are also listed there (9917/GF a. 1F). In detail:

If you have any difficulties or questions, please feel free to contact the library team at the information desk first.

Copy

What copying facilities do I have in the library?

A multifunction printer is available for you in the copying room of the library. You will need a copy card to make copies. Costs per DIN A4 page:

  •     black and white: EUR 0,05
  •     colour: EUR 0,15

Note: To copy, please use the reader directly on the side of the copier for the copy card ("Kopieren") .


How do I operate the copier?

Instructions for copying can be found on the website of the IT department. Other copier locations are also listed there (9917/GF a. 1F). In detail:

If you have any difficulties or questions, please feel free to contact the library team at the information desk first.

Scan

What scanning options do I have in the library?

In the copy room of the library there are two devices with free scanning function available:

  • a multifunction printer
  • a book scanner with book cradle.
     

How do I operate the multifunction printer (scanning)?

Instructions for scanning via the printer can be found on the website of the IT department. Further scanner locations are also listed there (9917/GF a. 1F). In detail:


How do I operate the scanner with book cradle?

The scanner has a basic and an expert mode. By default it is in basic mode. To switch to expert mode, press "Expert Mode" below the country flags. To switch back to Basic Mode, press "Exit".


Basic mode:

The basic mode allows you to scan documents in grayscale and save them as PDF files on a USB flash drive. You can recognize that it is active by the country flags on the right of the display. Proceed as follows to scan:

  1. If the scanner is not in use, press the power switch on the left side of the back of the scanner, approximately at the bottom of the screen.
  2. Insert your USB flash drive on the right side of the scanner. (Two ports are available).
  3. Place the book on the book cradle with the writing facing up.
  4. If necessary, adjust the book holder so that the book spine fits into the gap (rotary knobs). It is best to remove all bookmarks or inlays that jut out over the pages.
  5. Press the green release button on the left or right of the book cradle. If you want to scan several pages and save them as a continuous document: Turn the page and repeat the process.  
  6. To exit: Press the "USB Complete" button on the bottom left of the display. The scanned pages will be saved on your stick.


Expert mode:

In the expert mode, you can also make your own settings: file type (TIFF, JPG, PDF), colour (full colour, greyscale, black and white), density (light to dark), multipage or single page scan, save to USB flash drive or send by email.

Study Cabins

How many study cabins does the library offer? Who can use them and for how long?

  •     There are four carrels available in the Campus Library.
  •     All rooms are equipped with whiteboards and thin clients.
  •     Due to Corana, only two of the four cabins are currently open. They can only be used by a maximum of two persons for three hours per day.


How can I reserve a workroom?


Terms of use:

a) Usage of the study cabins

  1. The study cabins serve primarily as study and work spaces for groups of two or more persons.
  2. The study cabins can be reserved for a limited period of time: three hours per day and group maximum. If there is no reservation for a cabin, the cabin can be used by groups without a reservation or by individuals. Reservation has priority over free usage. Groups have priority over single persons.
  3. A reservation claim expires, if the cabin has not used 15 minutes after the begin of the reserved period of time.
  4. If a cabin is not occupied for more than thirty minutes, it can be vacated.

b) Vacating of the study cabins

  1. Anyone using a study cabin agrees that it may be evicted in justified cases without prior notice or explicit request for eviction.
  2. Items removed in course of an eviction are treated in the same way as lost property and will be taken in safe custody by the library. Excluded from this are foodstuffs: They are disposed immediately without any right to reimbursement. The removed items will be kept for a reasonable period of time and then will be taken to the lost property office at UCB Contact or disposed of.

c) Liability

The storage of items in a study cabin is not deemed as safe custody by the library. The library assumes no liability for items brought in by users.

Reservation study cabins

Online reservation for the study cabins:

Please note: Currently, cabins can only be booked by a maximum of two persons for three hours per day.

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