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Information and Advice

„Just ask!“  - The Central Information desk in Kaiserslautern is here to provide information and advice on services and offerings of the entire university library of the RPTU in Kaiserslautern. Our focus is on advising and supporting our users in their search for information in databases and the internet.


Just ask

In Kaiserslautern

In Landau

For technical error messages, please provide us with the following information:

  • What exactly were you trying to find or do? Briefly describe how you proceeded.
  • What exactly is not working? Does an error message appear?
  • Which browser are you using?
  • If it involves accessing e-media or databases, is your access via Shibboleth login, remote access via VPN (Full Tunnel?), or from the campus network (KL or LD?)? Which IP address is displayed?
  • If you cannot find or access a title in full text, please tell us the specific title.
  • Attach a screenshot of the page to your request.

Book a Librarian - Individual advice

You are writing a term paper, a bachelor/master thesis or a dissertation? You are looking for specialist literature on your subject that includes not only books but also articles from journals and anthologies? The internet offers a wide range of information and documents, but are these documents really reliable and can they be quoted?

Here our "individual advice" is exactly what you need.

Just tell us your topic or your question. We will take plenty of time for you and offer advice tailored to your individual information needs.

To make an appointment with the information specialists, please contact the Central Information desk. Further information and a registration form can be found here.

Information and advice

Information is our forte! We are here to support you with database and internet research of any kind. Our librarians will answer complex queries concerning your scientific work and provide support with technical problems and special concerns.

We will show you how to search the university library’s Katalog+ for books, journals and articles that are available as electronic full texts or printed versions.

If you are looking for additional literature on a subject, we will guide you through our extensive database offerings - from research to full text.

Document Delivery

We will advise you on the execution and processing of interlibrary loan orders (via the DigiBib) and literature orders from document delivery services (KLUB direkt, Subito). Transaction numbers for interlibrary loan orders can be obtained from the Central Information desk and from the department libraries.

Databases and Reference Works

Take advantage of the university library's wide range of databases in all subject areas. You can choose from various database types such as bibliographic databases, full-text, factual or image databases. Our entire offer can be found via our Database Information System (DBIS).

In addition, the library has a selection of printed reference works searchable via our Katalog+.

Additional Services

... in Kaiserslautern

KLUB direkt- Order copies of Articels and Standards in Kaiserslautern

If you need a specific paper quickly, the library is your competent partner for fast document delivery. The Central Information desk will handle the complete order processing. KLUB direkt service will deliver copies of articles, book excerpts and technical standards (except DIN standards) within three working days. Further information and an order form can be found here.


Fit to Study – Guided Tours and Trainings Courses

University staff, guests and school classes can learn more about the services offered by the university library by taking part in an introductory course or a course for working techniques and methods.

In addition, the university library offers courses on literature research, reference management and scientific working (German only). By prior arrangement, the training team will tailor any course to the individual concerns and needs of the participants.

Registration takes place on our website with the current course offer at the respective course. If you have any suggestions or questions, please contact us at ub-kurse(at)

Institutions and schools may use this registration form.

... in Landau

Search, Cite & Write

Individual advice for students in educational sciences, social sciences and humanites in German and English
on Tuesday afternoon from 3 to 4 p.m.
Please contact us at the information desk.

Have you been given a topic or have you developed a research question with your supervisor? Do you know the formal requirements of your subject? You are unsure how to get from the initial idea to the written paper?
In this individual consultation, we develop a good search strategy for your topic. 
I support you in selecting suitable literature for your term paper, project work or Bachelor‘s thesis, regionally in our catalogue or even worldwide by using databases and/or interlibrary loans. 
I advise you on how to properly reference the research output of the studies you are using, show you how to cite correctly and thus avoid plagiarism. 
Furthermore, I can advise you on structuring your paper and help you to develop your skills in scientific writing.

Central Information

Central library
Building: 32

Tel.: +49 631 205 - 3856


Monday - Friday
10:00 - 13:00 O `clock

Central Information

Library Landau
Building D

Phone: +49 6341  280 - 31650



Monday - Friday
13:00 - 15:00