Accession lists

You will find our new acquisitions in the catalogue (OPAC) under the menu item "Additional services" , divided by subject area.

The new acquisition lists are generated daily for the last 4 weeks. As a rule, the new books are still booked to our business account, as they have not yet been completely processed. You can, however, immediately make a note of these books via the link "get document". When these books are finished, you will be informed by e-mail. Books that you have suggested for purchase are usually already reserved for you.

Book Delivery

It is possible to have pre-ordered media sent to you by post within Germany. You can find the instructions HERE (german) and the form for sending books HERE (german).

Copy and scan

A CampusCard is required to use the photocopier. 3 eCoins (equivalent to 0.03 €) are charged per page.

External customers can obtain a CampusCard for the copier at the information desk. A fee of € 0.03 per page is due (payable in cash).

Alternatively, a book scanner (Zeutschel Zeta) is also available, the scans can be stored on a USB stick or sent to an e-mail account.

Donation

You would like to donate books to the Ansbach University Library?

We are happy about your offer. Unfortunately, we cannot accept all of them.
Due to our collection mandate, we can only accept current media that we are missing and that fit into our subject profile.
Whether this is the case, however, must be checked by the library in each individual case. We therefore ask that you contact us before making an intended donation in order to avoid unnecessary work for you and the library.

Please note that we do not accept gifts without prior agreement. In addition, we do not return gifts for reasons of cost.

Email service

By e-mail you will receive from us:

  1. on due media and
  2. to media that can be collected from the library.

This service is non-binding and without guarantee. It does not release the user from the obligation to pay attention to the loan period of the borrowed media. There is no legal claim to these e-mails. You are responsible for compliance with the loan periods.
Revocations of the extension and reminders with costs will continue to be sent by post.

The only prerequisite for participation in the e-mail service:

  • Your e-mail address must be stored in our system.
  • In the catalogue sub-account "User data" you can check whether you have already registered your e-mail address with us and enter 1-2 e-mail addresses.

Indemnities

  • Replacement of a lost locker key: 7,50 Euro
  • Loss of the interlibrary loan note: 5,00 Euro
  • Replacement of lost or damaged Media: Valuation by the Library

Information for freshers

We warmly welcome you to your university library!

We are pleased to welcome you to Ansbach University of Applied Sciences and wish you a good start to your first semester. To make your start a little easier, we have compiled selected information for you in an online self-study course "Library Introduction" on the Moodle learning platform.

Why should I do it?

  • In this course you will get to know the library and our service offerings.
  • Participation is required for the activation of your CampusCard which allows you access to the library and borrowing media throughout your studies.

Where can I find the course "Library Introduction for English Speaking Students"?
You can find the course here: https://moodle.hs-ansbach.de/course/view.php?id=1767


What happens next?
After participating in this course and completing the registration form, we will activate your CampusCard for library use.

We will then inform you by mail and you can use our library services (e.g. borrowing, reservation, etc.).

Do you still have questions?
Your library is always there for you, come by, use the library, ask your questions.
You are also welcome to email us at bibliothek@hs-ansbach.de or call us at 0981/4877-431.
We hope you enjoy our library introduction course and wish you a wonderful and exciting time at Ansbach University of Applied Sciences.

Interlibrary loan

What is interlibrary loan?

You can order literature (books for loan or copies of articles) that is not available at the Ansbach University Library or the Ansbach State Library via interlibrary loan.

Who can order via interlibrary loan?

All users of the Ansbach University Library and the Ansbach State Library who have a valid library card.

What cannot be ordered via interlibrary loan?

Books already available in Ansbach (University Library and State Library), even if they are currently lent out. Also not available for order:

  • Bachelor's, Master's, diploma, master's and admission theses
  • Books available in bookshops for up to 15 Euro
  • DIN standards and VDI guidelines
  • loose-leaf editions
  • fiction
  • Copies from newspapers and kiosk magazines are not possible.

Basis of Interlibrary Loan: Leihverkehrsordnung für Deutschland (LVO) (German Interlibrary Loan Regulations)

How much does the interlibrary loan cost?

Interlibrary loan requests for books are usually free of charge. However, if the original is not available for loan, a chargeable copy is sometimes supplied.

How can you order?

First, check the cataligue of the library Ansbach to see if the book is already available in Ansbach. If this is not the case, you can place an interlibrary loan order online via the catalogue of the Bavarian Library Network in the Gateway Bayern. Detailed instructions can also be found on the help pages of the Bavarian Library Network.

When can the arrival of the book or article be expected?

The completion of a book order via interlibrary loan takes approx. 2-3 weeks. Ordering essays usually takes 2 weeks.
For particularly urgent orders, you can use the document delivery service "Subito" of the German libraries, which is subject to a charge. This service is offered to you via SFX.

How can I see whether an interlibrary loan book has arrived for me?

You can check the status of your interlibrary loan at any time in your user account under the menu item "Orders". As long as the book has not yet arrived, it has the status "ordered"; if the book has arrived and is ready for you at the information desk, the book has the status "retrievable".

How can I see if an article has arrived for me?

You can find your copy orders in your OPAC user account under the menu item "Further Offers/ Interlibrary Loan Copies of the University Library". There you will find a list of all orders that have already been placed, including status information. However, you can only see whether the article has already been sent by the lending library, but not whether the article has already arrived at our office and is now ready for you.

How long can the book be borrowed?

The loan period is granted by the lending library and is usually 28 days. Within the framework of the lending regulations, the lending library may impose certain conditions for use in our library, e.g. shortened lending periods, use only in the reading room, copying ban, etc. We are bound to these restrictions without exception.

Information sheet for download

 

Inventory and Signatures

List of holdings and signatures

The holdings of the library are structured and arranged according to the Regensburger Verbundklassifikation (German), i.e. according to subject areas. In order to ensure that each book has a specific place within its subject area and is therefore easy to find, each book is assigned an individual book number (signature). This signature is affixed to each book.
Example of a signature: 80/QC 320 J37-2(7)+2
This signature belongs to the work: Jarchow, Hans-Joachim: Theorie und Politik des Geldes. - Volume 2: Monetary policy. - 7th edition, 1995

A signature is divided into three parts:

1. Local licence plate

The first part of the signature (here: 80) is the local identifier (LKZ), which gives information about the borrowability.

Overview of the local identifiers:

  •     00: Reading room stock; 4 weeks borrowable
  •     10: Reference works, dictionaries, bibliographies; not borrowable
  •     20: Reference copy of the textbook collection; not borrowable
  •     80: Textbook collection; 4 weeks borrowable
  •     90: Newspapers, periodicals; not borrowable
  •     100: reading room stock; 4 weeks borrowable
  •     200: reading room stock, diploma theses; 4 weeks loanable
  •     900: handset administration; not borrowable

2. Notation

The slash is followed by the system position, where related books are brought together. This means that literature on a specific topic can be found at a specific point in the system directly on the shelf. However, it should be noted that this type of literature search does not include borrowed literature or e-books. The search on the shelf therefore does not necessarily give a complete overview of the books available at the location.
To our example: QC 320

"Q" is the department for economic literature.
"QC" is the subgroup for economic theory.
"QC 320" is the place where the literature on monetary policy is written.

3. Additives

In order to assign each book a very special place on the shelf, an addition is added after the notation, consisting of a

  • Encryption of the author's name (here: J37),
  • possibly a band count (here: -2),
  • possibly a circulation count (here: (7), i.e. this work is the 7th edition),
  • and, in the case of several copies, a count of the copies (here: +2) may exist.
     

Library card

How to get a library card?

If you are older than 18 years, please bring your own:

  • this form, completed and signed
  • your identity card or passport

If you are between 16 and 18 years old, please bring your own:

  • this form, completed and signed by you
  • additionally this form, completed and signed by a parent or guardian
  • original or copy of the identity card (or passport) of the parent or guardian who signed the form
  • your own identity card or passport.

Please note: User cards (CampusCards) can only be issued during our personalised service hours.

Students can borrow their CampusCard, which will be activated after participation in a first semester event.

Important:

The user card is required for all home loans and for renewals or account queries. Please keep your library card in a safe place, notify the library immediately of any change of address, and notify the library immediately if your card is lost so that your borrowing account is blocked. This is the only way to prevent misuse by third parties.

The user admitted as borrower is liable for damages resulting from the misuse of the library card by third parties.

The General User Regulations of the Bavarian State Kinraries (ABOB) and the User Regulations of the Ansbach University of Applied Sciences  form the basis for their use.

Loan

In principle, home loans are only possible upon presentation of the library card. As a rule, only a maximum of 30 media (books) may be borrowed.
The loan period for books is usually 28 days. A self-checker is available for borrowing books.
Important reference works and one copy of each book from the textbook collection are always available as reference holdings and cannot be borrowed (marked with a red dot on the signature plate). Current periodicals, newspapers and loose-leaf collections cannot be borrowed.

If the loan period is exceeded, you will be sent a reminder for a fee (see reminder fees).

Magazines

All journals available in the university library can be found in the library catalogue (OPAC) under the title of the journal. A restriction to "newspapers and journals" is already possible in the search mask.


An extensive hit list can also be limited to the publication form "Zeitschrift" or "E-Journal" in the left column.

In the case of printed journals, you will find all the information you need in the individual hit display of the online catalogue: In addition to the journal signature, the existing holdings are also indicated. In the "Issues" tab you will find a detailed overview of all individual issues received for the current year.

Printed journals can be found in the reading room of the library:
The current issues of the current year can be found in the journal boxes in the reading room, older journal volumes can be found in the western part of the library near the group workrooms.

Electronic journals are also listed in the Elektronischen Zeitschriftenbibliothek (EZB). In addition, journals freely available on the Internet can be searched there.

Moodle course "Searching, Finding and Writing"

In this self-study course "Searching, finding and writing" in Moodle (only available in german), which is accessible to all, you will find tips and information on writing a scientific paper. In addition to information on searching and finding, it also contains information on citing and reference management.

Newspapers

Many daily and weekly newspapers are integrated in the WISO (German) database (activated in the university network, access from outside possible via  eduVPN (Info sheet, PDF, English)). A current list of the newspapers contained in WISO can be found here.


In addition, access to more than 1.6 million articles of the FAZ (since 1993) in the university network (no access from outside via RDS) is possible via the database F.-A.-Z.-BiblioNet (German).

Via the Süddeutsche Zeitung Archiv (German) you can search the issues of the Süddeutsche Zeitung since 1992, the articles since 1998 can also be accessed as newspaper pages in pdf format. The Süddeutsche Zeitung Archive is accessible via the university network, and can be accessed from outside the campus via eduVPN .

The University Library offers the current issues of these newspapers in printed form:

  • Fränkische Landeszeitung (Franconian regional newspaper)
  • Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
  • Handelsblatt
  • Süddeutsche Zeitung 
  • Die Zeit 

Order suggestion

If a certain book is not available at the university library, you have the option of informing us of your order suggestion via our library catalogue (OPAC).

Prolongation

An extension of the loan period is possible 5x for a further 28 days each, as long as no reservations have been made.
Extensions are possible via the user account in the library catalogue or at the self-booking or return machine.

Please note:

  • Extensions are always subject to reservation, i.e. the books can be reclaimed at any time.
  • Media can only be extended until the end of the loan period 5 days before the end of the loan period. The new loan period end is calculated from the original submission date.
  • As a rule, all media can be extended.
    • which can be borrowed for four weeks,
    • that aren't marked yet,
    • have not yet been extended 5x, and
    • within the extension period.
  • Media that have already been dunned cannot be extended. Likewise, extensions are not possible if dunning charges have not yet been paid.
  • To be on the safe side, please check the account query again to see whether all books have really been renewed.

Reference management with Zotero

Zotero is a free, easy-to-use academic writing tool that helps you collect, organise, cite and share your sources.

Zotero is platform-independent, which means you can use it on Windows, Mac and Linux. As a word processor, you can use Word, Open/LibreOffice or Google Docs with Zotero.

 

Installation

Download the installation file.

Be sure to also install the Zotero Connector for your browser. You should see the Zotero icon next to the address bar.

 

Tips and hints

For an initial overview, use Zotero's Quick Start Guide.

If the Connector or Zotero's Word add-in does not appear after installation, try closing the programs completely and reopening them.

 

Help and Support with Zotero

Training offered by the University Library

We offer an introduction to Zotero. The course teaches the basics of Zotero, which we also try out in practical exercises. Current dates can be found here.

 

Contact persons in the university library

Beate Dettmar, 0981/4877-433, beate.dettmar@hs-ansbach.de


Ramona Albig, 0981/4877-438, ramona.albig@hs-ansbach.de


Other reference management software

You can find other literature management programmes, some of which are available for a fee, e.g. in the Reference Management Software Comparison (compiled by the library of the TU Munich).

Reminder Fees

If the loan period is exceeded, the library is obliged to issue a reminder with costs:

  1. Reclaim Euro 7,50
  2. Reclaim Euro 10,00
  3. Call Euro 20,00 (plus postage)
  4. Immediate enforcement and simultaneous exclusion Euro 50 (plus postage)

The amounts of the individual reminder fees do not cancel each other out, but add up.

Please note this: Until the return of the reminded work and until the payment of the reminder fees (by bank transfer or CampusCard; cash payment is not possible), neither borrowing, nor renewing nor reserving is possible.

Information on the payment of reminder fees can be found here (german).

Reserve book collection

You will find an overview of all books in the reserve book collections - also divided into individual professors - in our library catalogue (OPAC) under "Additional Services" - "Reserve book collection in the library ".

Reservation

If you find a book with the status "borrowed" in the library catalogue, you can mark the respective book directly from the search via the link "to the document" and via the link "mark". You can find out about the expected end of the loan period and any existing reservations by viewing the full display of the title under the "Copies/Signatures" tab.
Please note:
If a reservation already exists for a copy, this copy may not be available for you for approx. 6 weeks after submission by the current user.
An overview of all the books you have currently reserved can be found in your user account - sub-account "Reservations".
Downloadable books
When the book is handed over by the other user, the book will be available for collection at the lending desk for 10 opening days and you will be informed by e-mail. In your user account in the library catalogue (sub-account "Orders") you can see at any time which books are available for you to pick up at the lending desk.

Cancellation of a reservation:
If you do not need the books after all, you can also cancel book reservations via your user account in the library catalogue in the "Book reservations" sub-account.

Return

For the return of books you will find a return machiane in the foyer. Please first tap the "Open door" button on the screen and then insert the media individually when the light is green.

Service for professors

Services for professors

Acquisition requests

See acquisition requests.

 

Loan

As a professor you can borrow up to 100 media at the same time. These are automatically extended up to five times (provided that books are not reserved by others; does not apply to interlibrary loans).

Consultation

One focus of our services is consulting, be it by telephone, e-mail or in person in the library. Of course, we are at your disposal for any questions you may have regarding literature research and ordering.

Databases, e-books and interlibrary loans

Here you will find our databases.

All e-books that are available can be searched via the catalogue of the University library. All e-books are available on campus and can be accessed from outside the campus via RDS.

More information about interlibrary loan can be found here (German).

Handsets

In addition to the comprehensive online media available, such as e-books and full-text journals, your university library also offers many classically printed books to support your teaching and research. Sometimes, however, our loan periods are shorter than the period of use you require.

Please first research the books you need in our OPAC, come to your library and hand them in at the information desk with a reference to your handset. (We need one working day to set up your handset account for the first time, later loans will then be possible immediately).
If we already have several copies of the work in question, we will immediately make it available to you for the semester loan.
If we only have one copy of the work, we will procure another copy for you, which will be available for your handset after delivery and cataloguing.
If it is no longer possible to procure an additional copy, e.g. because the work is out of print, it will unfortunately not be possible to book it for your handset in this case, as otherwise this book would not be available to all other interested parties for a whole semester. We ask for your understanding for this regulation.
A return is necessary on 15.3. or 1.10. respectively. If no other customer needs the book, you can get it the next day again for your handset.

Literature management with Zotero

Details of the Zotero literature management program can be found here (German).

Plagiarism check

If there is a suspicion of plagiarism in one of your supervised projects, we will be happy to act as your contact and review the work.

Semester apparatuses

Es besteht die Möglichkeit, einen Semesterapparat in der Bibliothek einzurichten, in dem Ihre Studierenden die von Ihnen empfohlenen Bücher finden. Die Bücher im Semesterapparat sind nicht ausleihbar und stehen somit jederzeit in der Bibliothek zur Verfügung. Eine Übersicht über alle derzeit bestehenden Semesterapparate finden Sie here (German).

 

Special status final thesis

For students who are writing their final thesis, we set up the special status final thesis in the library system. The prerequisite for this is either a copy of your application for the thesis or a short, informal e-mail from you to bibliothek[at]hs-ansbach.de, in which you confirm the supervision of the thesis.

Special media

The following items can be borrowed at the information desk during the personalised service hours:

Day loan (return until the end of the personalised opening hours at the Infotheke/via the letterbox in the library anteroom, no extension possible)

  • Chips for lockers
  • Fellowes Office Wire Binder for binding one's own work in the library
  • Headphones
  • Multifunction charging cable
  • Presenter
  • Key for Carrels
  • Writing sets
  • Pocket calculators
  • VGA adapter for iPad and iPhone
  • Whiteboard accessories
  • Compasses

 Four-week loan (no extension possible):

  • USB sticks
  • iPads and Tablets
  • Dictaphone
  • Energy consumption meter
  • IRIScan hand-held scanner
  • e-book reader
  • Scan pen
  • Locker key (foyer)
  • Lenovo ThinkPad UltraSlim USB DVD Player and Burner

In addition, baskets are available for use in the library rooms without borrowing.

Special status final thesis

For the time you are writing your final thesis (diploma, bachelor or master thesis) at Ansbach University of Applied Sciences, we offer more generous loan conditions:

Five automatic extensions

  • For all books from our stock.
  • Prerequisite: Books are not/will not be reserved by others; if another user reserves them during the extension period, the books must be returned immediately. If this is not observed, a reminder with costs will be issued.
  • Applies only to books borrowed after conversion to special status. If you want an automatic renewal for previously borrowed media, you must return the corresponding media to the library and borrow them again the next day after the changeover to the special status has taken place (however, any reservations for these media prevent you from borrowing them again).
  • For interlibrary loans, the conditions of the lending library apply (usually no or max. one extension).

Simultaneous lending of 60 media

With the special status Final Thesis set up, you can borrow 60 media at the same time instead of only 30 media as before.

Permanent locker in the library

  • Prerequisite: Special status for closing work set up in the library system.
  • Normal loan period: 4 weeks, 5 automatic extensions possible as long as there is no preregistration.
  • conditions:
  • The library is not liable for valuables.
  • The library may open the compartment for inspection purposes.
  • Media may only be included after borrowing.
  • Borrowable at the information desk during opening hours upon presentation of the CampusCard.

Request special status

To apply for special status, please submit a copy of your application for the final thesis to us. A written confirmation from your first corrector by e-mail that you are writing your thesis is also sufficient for us.

Events of the library around the final thesis

During the semester, we also offer "Fit für die Abschlussarbeit" (German), a variety of events on the subject of final theses, including time management, writing strategies, quotes from pictures or a crash course on quoting.
A registration is not necessary (except for Citavi events), you can participate in all or selected events. The events take place in the classroom in the library.


In the summer semester the action day "Now I finally write my work - tips and tricks for scientific work" takes place.

At the university there is a campus license for Citavi. Details can be found here (German).

Tie up work

If you would like to tie your work yourself, you can borrow the Fellowes Office Wire Binder at the information desk at the staffed times. It is a wire binding, it is possible to bind work with a volume of between 36 and 130 pages. The necessary accessory set (one wire binding spine, one front and one back) can be purchased at cost price of 1 euro at the information desk with the CampusCard. Instructions are included with the binding device. The device can only be used in the library.

Copy of your thesis in the library

You are welcome to submit a printed or electronic copy of your thesis to the library. A printed copy will be listed in the catalogue, placed in the reading room and can be borrowed. In this case, please complete this declaration of consent. Information on submitting an electronic copy can be found here (German).

User number and password

To protect your library account and address data from unauthorized access, access is secured via your user account number and a password. User number and password are required for all user-related actions in OPAC (renewal, reservation, account display, address data display).

  • You will find the user number on the back of your CampusCard.
  • The standard password consists of your date of birth in the form DDMMYY (e.g. 180186).
  • To secure your account, please choose a password that is known only to you.

Please change your password in the OPAC via "Account" - "User data" - "Change password".
The "new" password should have a length of 6 - 12 characters, letters and numbers can be assigned, whereby upper and lower case is distinguished.

Have you forgotten your password?
If you have forgotten your password, you can have a new password sent to you by e-mail (provided that an e-mail address is entered in your user data).

Open our catalogue and click on "login" in the upper right corner. Below the login fields you will find the button "Forgot your password? In the new window, you only need to enter your user number, which you will find on your CampusCard/library card under the barcode, and a new password will be sent to the e-mail address stored in the system. With this password you can log in the next time.