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The PC-pool contains the PC reading room including 28 multifunctional PC workstations as well as 12 multifunctional PC workstations near the main information desk on floor 7. In order to use the workstations you have to register an account.

PC Lesesaal (PC reading room)

Departmental Library 3, floor 9
Mon–Fri 8.00 a.m.–21.45 p.m.
Sat 10.00 a.m.–21.45 p.m.

Information desk
Semester break:
Mo–Fr 10.00 a.m.–15.00 p.m.
Lecture period:
Mon–Thu 8.00 a.m.–17.00 p.m.,
Fri 8.00 a.m.–15.00 p.m.

E-mail: PC reading room
Telephone: (0202) 439-3970

The workstations of the PC-pool offer you:

  • access to the internet
  • application software, for example Excel, PowerPoint and Word (all Microsoft)
  • usage of CD-ROMs, DVDs, USB flash drives and external data carriers
  • networkprinting provided by the copy centre

There is no e-mail programme installed on the computers, but webmail services may be used. Furthermore there are different types of scanners for the digitalization of texts and pictures.

How to register an account

The use of our computers and scanners is free of charge. Students, employees of the university and external users of the library over the age of 18 are allowed to make use of the PC-pool. In order to do so you have to register an account at the main information desk or at the information desk of the PC reading room. Just fill in an application form and bring your library card. With this you automatically accept the library regulations (unfortunately only available in German) – especially the clauses concerning electronic data processing.

After your registration you can use the computers immediately. Please note that you are responsible for backing up and storing your data yourself. We encourage you to use your own storage media (e.g. USB flash drive).

Usage period

You can use all computers which are part of the PC-pool for up to four hours per day. You can divide your daily working time on the computers flexibly.