First semester information of the university library

Campus Wilhelmshaven

(Edeting status: Winter term 2021/22)

The library at the Wilhelmshaven Campus is located on the ground floor of the South Building.


Address change and e-mail address

Please inform the library immediately of your new address.

The library will only use your official university e-mail address to contact you:



Digital stocks

The university library is continuously expanding its digital holdings. Currently, our license portfolio includes more than 100,000 e-books, 30,000 electronic journals and 160 subject databases.

Just like the printed titles, you can also find the e-books in our search portal ORBISplus. This portal also offers you access to our electronic journals - mostly with links to the full text of the articles they contain -, the special databases as well as research data and other free materials.

The Electronic Journals Library (EZB) is a complete directory for e-journals. There you can choose journals from over 100,000 titles listed.

The database information system DBIS offers you direct access to all licensed databases - including wiso, EBSCO Business Premier, Perinorm (DIN standards), IEEE Xplore, Web of Science and Scopus.



E-mail address and address changes

Please inform the library immediately of your new address.

The library will only use your official university e-mail address to contact you:



Fine for overdue books

Please remember returning the books or extending the loan period in time. If the due date is exceeded, fees will be charged according to the 'Gebührenordnung für die Bibliotheken des Landes Niedersachsen' (Fee Regulations for the Libraries of the State of Lower Saxony). Currently the amount for the first reminder is 2 euros, plus 5 euros for the second and plus 10 euros for the third reminder per book. Late fees for short loans are 1 Euro per unit/day.

Fees can only be accepted in cash or via CampusCards (fee machine) charged with money during opening hours. In special cases an invoice can be issued.

Renewals can be made online from any Internet-capable PC inside or outside the university. In case of problems, you can contact the library during opening hours by calling +49 4421 985 -2317 (borrowing).



Interlibrary loan

Literature not available in the library can be ordered via interlibrary loan. In this case, a fee of 1.50 euros per order must be paid in advance according to the current scale of fees. Please note the checkout times.

You can order literature free of charge that is available at other campuses of our university. Please contact the circulation desk.


Introduction into library use

Information on the library, the use of its holdings and individual databases etc. that go beyond the general introduction will be answered by the library staff at the circulation desk, by telephone or by e-mail (+49 4421 985 -2317 /

The Moodle course Moodle-Kurs Basiswissen Bibliothek am Campus Wilhelmshaven offers a good introduction into the use of the library.




Borrowing media is free of charge.

The majority of the library stock is available for loan. The loan period for books is usually 4 weeks. During the Corona-related reduction of opening hours, magazines and reference holdings (blue book labels) can be borrowed for a short period.

Renewals can be made online up to 8 times. It is also possible to arrange this personally on site or by telephone. For this and in case of other problems, you can reach us during opening hours by phone at +49 4421 985-2317 (Loan) and by e-mail at




The virtual learning platform Moodle is the central organizational platform in many degree programs.

Lecturers provide you with documents and information in Moodle.

More informtion for students




Online Catalogue

In Orbisplus, the catalogue for all libraries of the Jade University Wilhelmshaven/Oldenburg/Elsfleth, you can search for all print media (books, journals, theses, etc.) as well as electronic media available in the university library. You can also reserve borrowed media.


Opening hours

Please refer to our website for our current opening or service hours.
Changes will be announced by notice / Infosys, as well as on the University Library website.



Reference management software

Reference management software citavi is available to all students free of charge. With citavi, you can keep track of the specialized literature relevant to you, store quotations conveniently and save ideas from being forgotten.

Information about citavi |Download the program 

In case of access problems or questions regarding use, please contact  Denise Digrell, Tel. +49 4421 985-2753, Fabian Frank, Tel. 49 4404 9288-4214; Andrea Hunfeld, Tel. +49 411 7708-3141 or citavi support.



Please register online in advance. Present your identity card and CampusCard at the circulation desk so that it can be activated for library use.

CampusCard registration to the library is possible during opening hours, exceptions will be made by arrangement only.




A complete overview of the services offered by the university library as well as links to further information sources and electronic documents can be found on our web pages.

Current events of the library can be found via Extra Course Offerings.


Stock on the Wilhelmshaven campus

  • approx. 80,000 books or media units (open-access area and stack)
  • 164 periodicals and newspapers (reading room and stack)
  • approx. 49,000 electronic journals licensed for the university
  • more than 191,000 e-books


Your literature requests are welcome. The library decides on the purchase.




Due to Corona-related restrictions, no (PC) workstations are available in the library on Wilhelmshaven Campus until further notice.