Our Cologne site

Literature and resources from the fields of medicine and health.

Our premises in Cologne

Lockers
Wi-Fi
Computers and electronic resources
Nappy changing room
Book scanner
What is available on each floor of the library?

It is prohibited to make telephone calls, smoke, eat, or drink in the reading rooms (though water bottles are permitted).

Lockers

Users are not permitted to bring in bags etc. Lockers are available on the lower ground floor. The lockers are designed to be used with your own padlock. A small number of padlocks are available to borrow at the issue desk. You will need to leave a deposit of 10 euros and return the padlock by the end of the day. It is not permitted to leave items in the lockers overnight. All the lockers will be opened for security reasons after the library has closed.

Please use one of the baskets provided next to the lift on the ground floor if you wish to take your own documents and papers into the library.     

Wi-Fi

Wireless internet is provided free of charge in the public areas of the library. To connect to the Wi-Fi network of the University of Cologne ('UniKoeln-802.1X' or 'UniKoeln-WEB'), you will need to download and install a VPN-Client. To do this, users can apply for an account with the University of Cologne. For more details, including information on how to obtain a guest account (only in German), please visit http://rrzk.uni-koeln.de/accounts.html.

Computers and electronic resources

Our reading rooms provide plenty of space for individuals and groups to work in a calm and productive environment. They also offer computers with Internet access for scientific research purposes. To access the Internet you will lead a library card.

Within the network of the University of Cologne, you can access a wide range of databases and eJournals.

Once you have found the results you need, you can choose to either print them, send them by e-mail, or save them to a USB stick. No office software is installed on the computers.

Nappy changing room

A changing room for babies and toddlers is located in the disabled toilets on the ground floor (opposite the lending desk). The key is available from the lending desk.

Book scanner

ZB MED provides bookscanners which can be conveniently used to scan literature and save it on an USB stick.

USB sticks can be purchased for € 4,50 at the front desk of the lending department.

What is available on each floor of the library?

Floor plans (German only)

Ground Floor
First floor
Second floor
LFI ground floor
LFI upper floor

Lower ground floor:

  • Toilets
  • Lockers

Ground floor/entrance area

  • General information, lending desk
  • Self-checkout points for textbooks
  • Disabled toilets

Ground floor/reading room

  • Reading places
  • PCs
  • Reference desk
  • Microfilm/microfiche readers
  • Scanner
  • Textbook collection
  • Books acquired by the library since 2010
  • Patient reference materials
  • Handbooks/dictionaries

First floor

  • Journal issues from the year 1995 onwards
  • PC workstations
  • Scanner
  • Toilets
  • Copy card dispenser
  • Copy card recharging

Second floor

  • Journal issues from the year 1995 onwards
  • Reading places
  • Study booths
  • Scanner
  • Bridge to LFI building
  • Toilets
  • PCs on raised desks for conducting searches

LFI building

  • Journals from 1985 onwards
  • Scanner
  • Reading places
  • Group workroom
  • Toilets
  • PCs on raised desks for conducting searches

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