A list of the books in inventory can be found HBZ or through the OPAC. A search using the HBZ-OPAC databank will find results in the entire state of NRW. Those books that can be found in the IfK Library are in the “Exemplardetails” column and are noted with the abbreviation 6/053 MS:Kommunikationswiss clicking the abbreviation will list the detailed view with the IfK-Signature (where the book can be found within the IfK library).

The book signatures in the IfK library contain Roman numerals. “Decoding” these may be troublesome for some students. The Roman numeral system is explained on this page for those whom it may concern.

Access to the full body of certain texts is still not available due to copyright infringement. Please take note of the ULB Advice for the use of E-resources in the computer pool, with your own laptop in the library, or through your computer at home.

Archives (Signature ‘Archiv’) must be booked at least one day in advance. This can be arranged via telephone or email with the library staff (or in person).

Access via VPN

Complete access to the licensed data banks and electronic magazines can be had from home through VPN (Virtual Private Network).