The HdM Library – your Media Library on the Vaihingen Campus
The HdM library is a specialized scientific library. It procures, archives, makes accessible and transmits specialized information in both printed and digital media. Its information portals and catalogs provide access to world-wide resources to both teachers and students, for research and teaching.
Information not available in the HdM library can be ordered quickly and inexpensively through the inter-library loan system. Further, consultation and training services help users of the library to develop their media and information competences.
Generous library spaces provide room for independent learning, either individually or in groups. The facilities offered by the library are constantly being adapted, expanded, and optimized to meet the requirements of different users.
Work and Study
The library team is committed to helping you work and study in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. We recognize the importance of attractive design and offer a large number of reading corners with sofas and bean-bags. There are also workplaces for quiet, independent study as well as areas for group work, a large learning centre with projectors, mobile displays, and a separate studio with additional workplaces and freely available resources including team tables with fixed displays, mobile partitions, whiteboards and flipcharts.
Additional equipment (cables, adapters, remote controls and iPads) can be obtained from the service point on the ground floor. Naturally, the building’s atriums are accessible and provide an attractive space to sit in and enjoy, especially in summer.
The HdM library is specialized in the subject of media and offers a wide range of media and services. Over an area of more than 1,200 m2 it features:
- 70.000 books and 200 journals
- 5.000 current film DVDs and Blu-rays
- 60.000 e-books and 15.000 e-journals
- full-text databases with millions of journal articles
- databases with statistical data and country profiles, etc.
- access to more than 6.000 online video tutorials, many of them in english
- 180 modern workplaces in the library and 100 more places in our Learning Center
- a collection of selected media for children and young people
- a representative collection of comics
- presentation racks on current topics
- daily and weekly newspapers, 180 with digital access and searchable in full-text
- award-winning books of the Stiftung Buchkunst and Deutscher Fotobuchpreis, an archive of old prints and valuable facsimiles
Library use information
The Library Card
All students get a user account with their student ID. Additional registration is not necessary. The HdM ID card also functions as a library card. Each student’s 7-digit account number is on the back of their card. A library card for non-students and guests can be requested at the registration desk.
WebPAC with Self-Management
Through our main catalog WebPac (english version available) you can easily research the entire library inventory. With WebPac’s self-management features you always have access to your account where you can see your orders and reservations, and extend the return date for borrowed media.
Most digital library offerings (databases, e-books, e-journals, online videos) are available on the campus network. As a HdM member you can access them even from home with your HdM Account via the Shibboleth procedure.
The library’s facilities are available later than other university services. Digital products are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Current opening times can be found on our website.
We want you to be able to study effectively and use your time at the HdM optimally. Each semester, we offer library tours in English. We help you to find the information you require and offer individual advice when needed. Please contact us by telephone, e-mail or in person. All of our staff can speak good to excellent English.
We are looking forward to your visit.HdM Library
Phone: 0711 8923 2510