You can contact the library by post, fax, telephone or email:
SRH Hochschule Heidelberg
Fax: 0 62 21 88 22 35
Telephone (Chief librarian A.Vetter) 0 62 21 88 32 93
Monday – Friday 9.00 – 20.00
Saturday 9.00 – 12.00
(information, inter-library-loan, cash-desk)
Monday – Friday 9.00 – 15.00
During vacation: Any variations to these opening hours will be posted in the library and on our homepage. Have a look at “Öffnungszeiten“! Access via intranet (inhouse or VPN).
Library A – Z
Access to books
The library of the SRH Hochschule Heidelberg is an open-access library. Some 30.000 volumes are located on open shelves. The collections are arranged by a local classification system so that the books of similar subject can be kept together and have a unique shelf address. That means that the books in the open stacks are divided into subject groups, e.g. economy, sports, mathematics?
A shelf mark consists in general of two principal elements: classification number and location marks.
Example: 12/1/070f (Title: Strategic Management)
- 12/1 is the classification number for business theory concerning management
070f is the location mark for the bookshelf.
The lending period is 28 days for books and 14 days for CD-ROMs, DVDs, Videos and books on architecture and can be renewed two times in self-service via the OPAC or on application unless a reservation has been placed by another user. Reference works (with a red point on the shelf mark label), periodicals and newspapers are restricted to use in the library only.
Fines are charged on all overdue items. If you have an outstanding fine you cannot carry on borrowing any items.
Please report the loss or theft of items on loan to you at the issue desk immediately to prevent fines accumulating. If the item is not found you will have to cover the cost of its replacement.
Catalogue / How to find a book
You will need to consult the library?s catalogue to find out whether a particular book is in stock and to obtain the shelf marks of the books you require. It enables you to locate a book on the library?s shelves. It is important, therefore, that you note this number carefully.
Acces to our catalogue: Bibliotheca2000-OPAC
There is a 24-hours access to the library’s online catalogue via intranet or VPN for registered users. Research (formal or subject retrieval) in the library building is opened to everyone. Orders, extensions and other actions in the own user’s account are possible to all users enrolled in the library providing user number and password.
A card operated copying machine is available in front of the library. There are three other copying machines on the first and second floor, all four also working as colour copier and ~printer.
The Reference Librarian will help you to use the catalogues and information sources and to assist you using the library.
Staffed: Mon - Fri 9.00 a.m. to 16.00 p.m.
If you find that a book or journal article that you’re looking for is not stocked by us or any other library at Heidelberg, we can usually obtain it for you through our Inter-Library-Loans Service. There is a non-refundable charge of 1.50 Euro per item. To use this service please ask a librarian at the information desk.
Lending conditions/Registering as a member
A valid student card serves as reader’s pass for students enrolled in the SRH Hochschule Heidelberg, University of Applied Sciences. Please notify us of any change in address. By registration you accept our library regulations.
The full text of the library regulations is available on our homepage. Click the link Benutzungsordnung .
You can browse the titles recently added to the library’s collections on our homepage.
Certain material in the library’s collections can only be accommodated in off-site storage (OPAC: Location = “Magazin BS 17″ or “Magazin LGS 6″). These items must be ordered at the information desk. Items are fetched from off-site-storage twice a week to be available at the circulation desk.
Ordering a new book for the library
Suggestions of new books are welcome. Before ordering please check the library catalogues to see if the title required is already held by the library. Please submit your requests to the dean of your faculty.
Books on loan can be reserved via the OPAC. Click on the link “Vorbestellen” and fill in your user number and password ( date of birth / form: DD.MM.JJJJ). You’ll get a notification that you can collect the book at the circulation desk within 10 days.
Rules to observe while visiting the library
Please remember that bags, coats, umbrellas and luggage are not allowed in the library. In the entrance hall you can find lockers. Just ask for a key at the information desk.
Please do not eat, drink or smoke in the library and do not use your mobile phone.