You can search for our books in Katalog plus. And not just ours: you can also find books held in the university’s faculty libraries and other academic libraries around Freiburg here. In addition to printed books, we have listed e-books and historical volumes in digital format in the catalogue.
If you are looking for a book published prior to 1945, you might not be able to find it in Katalog plus – we’re working on it. In the meantime, we are happy to help with searches and reservations at the information desk.
You can search for essays, newspaper items and journal articles in the “Articles & more” section of Katalog plus. You will also find information from many of our licensed databases here. Many essays will be available in full-text format, whilst others can be used in print format at our library or reserved via interlibrary loan.
Users can access all our licensed subject databases via the Database Information System. These databases can be used to search monographs for journal articles, books and essays. Depending on the database, users will either see the bibliographical reference or the full text in the search results.
Newspapers and journals from the collections held by the University Library, the University of Freiburg’s faculty libraries and other academic libraries in Freiburg can be found in Katalog plus. Our licensed e-journals are also documented here.
Serial titles, such as journals, newspapers, monographic series and other periodical publications appear in the German Union Catalogue of Serials (Zeitschriftendatenbank, ZDB) – both in print and electronic format.
Users can access our e-journals via the Electronic Journals Library (Elektronische Zeitschriftenbibliothek, EZB). A simple traffic-light system enables them to instantly recognise which journals are available, which journals we have licensed for them and which ones they need to pay for if they want to read them. The latter often come with free abstracts.
Please note that the EZB only contains journals. If you are looking for articles, please use Katalog plus or one of the databases.
In the Database Information System, you can specifically search a database you know or browse our subject overview. The link takes you straight to the search page. Depending on the database, you can search for journal articles, entire books or essays. Many titles will be available in full-text format, whilst others can be used in print format at our library or reserved via interlibrary loan.
You can search for our videos and audio recordings in Katalog plus. Simply search with the information you have available and narrow your search results down to "Video/DVD" or "Audio" media types once the search results are displayed.
Videos can only be used for personal scientific purposes by members of the University of Freiburg.
The issue and return of the media takes place at the information desk on the ground floor of the UB.
We have indexed dissertations and other university theses written at the University of Freiburg, regardless of their physical form, in Katalog plus.
Our maps dating from 1945 to today are available in Katalog plus. If you are looking for a map printed prior to 1945, you might not be able to find it in the catalogue – we’re working on it. In the meantime, we are happy to help with searches and reservations at the information desk.
Please note that maps from the Library for Geography, Hydrology and Ethnology are also listed in Katalog plus. You can find out exactly where to find the maps in the “Holdings info” tab.