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Media and their locations

The KIT Library has a large collection of media distributed over several locations.

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Collection profile

The KIT Library covers a broad range of subjects with focuses on mathematics, computer sciences, natural sciences, and engineering.

The library has more than two million printed and electronic books as well as more than 70,000 mostly electronic journals. Besides, there is a wide range of lecture recordings and other audio and video materials.

Whereas KIT-Bibliothek Nord boasts 600,000 research reports, KIT-Bibliothek Süd has a huge collection of textbooks with books often needed being available as multiple copies.

 

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KIT-Bibliothek Süd (BIB-S)

Reading rooms - "Lesesaal"

At BIB-S, there are four reading rooms where media are freely accessible and arranged systematically according to subject matter:

  • Lesesaal Geisteswissenschaften (LSG)
  • Lesesaal Technik (LST)
  • Lesesaal Naturwissenschaften (LSN)
  • Lesesaal Wirtschaftswissenschaften  und Informatik (LSW)

In these reading rooms, you will find:

  • Current literature of the recent years (lendable)
  • Journals from 1993 (not lendable)
  • Basic literature such as manuals, reference books, and encyclopedias (not lendable)

Besides, LSG provides the semester reserve collections compiled by the lecturers of KIT. Books in this collection are not lendable during semesters. 

Textbook collection - "Lehrbuchsammlung (LBS)"

LBS provides freely accessible and systematically arranged copies of lendable textbooks.

  • From LBS, you can lend at most 15 volumes at a time.
  • Of all books available at LBS, at least one more copy is found in the corresponding reading room. You may revert to these - not lendable - copies if all copies of a book from LBS have been lent and thus are not available.
Closed stack - "Magazin"

Older books and journals are available in the closed stack area. Books and journals from the closed stack can be ordered via the KIT catalog.

 

KIT-Bibliothek Nord (BIB-N)

Reading room - "Lesesaal"

At BIB-N, media are freely accessible and arranged systematically according to subject matter. Freely accessible journal volumes (not lendable) are arranged numerically.

Closed stack - "Magazin"

Older books are available in the closed stack area. Books from the closed stack can be ordered via the KIT catalog.

 

Fachbibliothek Chemie (FBC)

Fachbibliothek Chemie

At FBC, all media are freely accessible and arranged systematically according to subject matter.

 

Fachbibliothek Physik (FBP)

Fachbibliothek Physik

At FBP, all media are freely accessible and arranged systematically according to subject matter.

 

Fachbibliothek HsKA (FBH)

Fachbibliothek HsKA (FBH)

At FBH, all media are freely accessible and arranged systematically according to subject matter in the silent study zone.

The semester reserve collections compiled by the lecturers of HsKA are found in a separate shelf. Books in this collection are not lendable during semesters.

 

Fachbibliothek DHBW Karlsruhe (FBD)

Fachbibliothek DHBW Karlsruhe

At FBD, all media are freely accessible and arranged systematically according to subject matter.

 

How to find the books and journals

All books and journals are listed in the KIT catalog. The current availability of a book or journal is indicated by a colored icon in the catalog:

Graphic : KIT catalog : legend availability
Figure: KIT catalog legend screenshot

  • Books and journals that are not lendable are marked by a "P" meaning "Präsenzbestand" (non-circulation collection).
  • Each medium has an individual number, the so-called "Signatur" (shelfmark). For books or journals that are part of the textbook collection or are found in the reading rooms, "Fachgruppen" (subject groups) are provided in addition.
  • The "Signatur" (shelfmark) and "Fachgruppe" (subject group) are written on the back of each medium to help you find the desired items in the shelves.
  • KIT Catalog example:

Graphic : KIT catalog : example

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  • Location/area details as well as the "Fachgruppe" (subject group) and "Signatur" (shelfmark) help you find the desired literature in the shelves.