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Winter Semester 2021/2022: Information for Teaching Staff

FAQs on Legal Matters

Questions and answers on legal matters related to publishing content online for research and teaching can be found in the copyright FAQ.

Studying in the Library

Use of Non-Loanable Material © Nadja Wohlleben

Use of Non-Loanable Material

In justified exceptional cases (e.g. final theses), the use of non-circulating material is possible on site. Please make an appointment using our registration form.

Borrowing or Ordering Items

© Alissa Eckert, MSMI; Dan Higgins, MAMS

FAQs on current services

The items in the Central Library (Fasanenstr. 88) are directly accessible and borrowable in the Open Access Area on the shelves, unless they are non-lending items. Items from the closed stacks must be ordered via the Knowledge Portal Primo. Further information, including department and special libraries, can be found in the FAQs.

Piktogramm Bibliotheksausweis, weiß-rot © C. Gonzalez Benöhr

Library Card

If you want to borrow books, you need a library card. TU students can automatically use their student ID as a library card. All other users must request a library card online.

© UB TU Berlin, CC BY 4.0

Scanning Request

Members of TU Berlin may request scans of book chapters and journal articles only otherwise available in the library’s physical holdings.

© UB TU Berlin, CC BY 4.0

Interlibrary Loan

Material not available in the TU or UdK library can be ordered via interlibrary loan by registered users.

© C. Gonzalez Benöhr

Express Document Delivery

TU members with a valid library card can use the Express Document Delivery Service (Express-Dok). It offers the possibility to obtain journal articles and partial copies of books that are not available in the TU Berlin holdings very quickly.

Accessing Library Resources and Free Educational Resources

© C. Gonzalez Benöhr

Using Electronic Resources

How can I access e-books and other electronic resources in the holdings of the University Library via VPN and Shibboleth?

© C. Gonzalez Benöhr

Free Electronic Resources

... are freely available on the web for anyone interested. Here we list platforms for free, unrestricted literature and give tips on how to find open access resources.

© OERinfo, CC0

Digital Teaching and Learning Materials

Find digital teaching and learning materials, such as online courses, lecture notes, lecture recordings and more. We have put together a selection of relevant portals for online teaching and studying.

Advice and Support for Teaching

© J. Ullmann, UB TU Berlin, CC BY 4.0

Course Reserves

We set up (also digital) course reserves for you. You can search for the course reserves in the Knowledge Portal Primo via the search area 'only TU Course Reserves' in the drop-down menu or link them directly, e.g. from ISIS.

© UB TU Berlin

Open Access

Interested in Open Access publishing?
Find out more about publishing options, and publishing strategies as well as legal and financial issues associated with Open Access publishing.

© C. Gonzalez Benöhr

Customized Courses

We offer courses for students, teaching staff, researchers as well as school students and are happy to adapt the content to your group’s needs.

© Philipp Arnoldt

Book an Advising Appointment

You need more in-depth and specialised assistance on how to find or manage resources for your research question? Schedule an appointment with us.

© C. Gonzalez Benöhr

Tutorials for Online Teaching

Short videos on free teaching and learning materials, tips on finding literature and information resources, and copyright in online teaching.

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