Using the library / Holdings
Is it possible for me to borrow books and journals? Almost all media of the library are borrowable. Excluded are journals and special holdings, such as module literature or archive holdings. The library primarily serves the students and academic staff of the Institute of Sport and Exercise Sciences. In addition, non-WWU users have the opportunity to borrow media from the library in accordance with our regulations. Am I allowed to borrow books for another person?
Borrowing for another person is only possible if both users already have valid library cards issued by the ULB and the request for loan authorisation has been granted. Interested users can make a request by filling out a special form more information
Returning books for another person does not require any special conditions.
How do interlibrary loans work? Books and journals that are not available at the libraries of the WWU can be ordered via interlibrary loan to Münster. Prerequisite for interlibrary loans is a valid library card from the ULB Münster. Further information can be found on the information page of the ULB.
Printing/ Copying /
Can I print, copy and scan in the library? The library offers students the opportunity to print, copy and scan via the multifunction printers. Billing is done via the student ID of the University of Münster.
Are there computer workstations available in the library? The library has 10 PC workstations, 2 of which can be used freely for research in selected catalogues and databases. The other workstations with internet access and various software are only available to members of the WWU with a valid IT username. Is there Wi-Fi in the library? Members of the University of Münster can access the university’s Wi-Fi throughout the entire library area. You can find out how to set up Wi-Fi access on your terminal device on the information pages of WWU IT (formerly ZIV). How can I access databases, e-books and e-journals outside WWU internet workstations? Students and staff of the University of Münster also have access to licensed digital media, such as full-text articles from e-journals, outside the university workstations. To identify yourself as a member of the WWU, please use a VPN. Instructions setting up the VPN connection can be found on the information pages of WWU IT.