The library is a place where you can work and study, and we are happy to help and advise you with your research and using the library.
Feel free to ask us and we can show you how to use information to expand your knowledge!
Covid-19 guidance on using the library
Thank you for understanding that we strive to comply fully with the current legal regulations.
Based on the current risk assessment, it continues to be mandatory to wear a medical-grade mask (surgical or FFP2 mask) in all indoor public spaces and if you cannot maintain a physical distance of 1.5 metres to other people.
For your own safety, we recommend that you observe the current public health advice and use the sanitizers provided on our premises.
You are welcome to use our library to work or study.
Here are some of the services we offer:
- use of our numerous desks and workstations
- access to trustworthy internet sites from our computers, free of charge
- borrowing and downloading books and other media
- help and advice on all our services
You can speak to us in person at the service desk, call us on 0361/6700 -7777 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer Opening Hours
From 8 August till 4 October 2022
Mondays & Wednesdays to Fridays from 9:00 a.m. till 4:00 p.m.
Tuesdays from 9:00 a.m. till 6:00 p.m.
Closed on Saturdays
The University Library will be closed on 20.09. and 28.09.2022.
Open Access Publishing
As part of the Thuringian Strategy for Digitization in Higher Education, the Thuringian Ministry of Science, Research and the Economy (TMWWDG) finances Open Access publications at all Thuringian universities by means of a special publication fund. You may apply for funding for the Article Processing Charge (APC) of OA articles through the university library.
- The applicant must be a member of the University of Applied Sciences Erfurt at the time of application.
- As the applicant, you are responsible for the publication as the "corresponding author".
- Funded publications should be published under an open content licence, e.g. a Creative Commons licence.
- The publication must have undergone peer review.
- Publication should take place in the year of application.
- Publications in pure or hybrid OA journals or OA books (Gold Open Access) are eligible for funding.
- Open Access articles/books are funded up to €700 including VAT. Currently, we assume that this funding is subject to tax.
- Provided that the contractual conditions are met, the publication can additionally be republished and archived on the institutional repository of the University of Applied Sciences Erfurt Digitale Bibliothek Thüringen (DBT).
- Publications without academic content or publications in so-called "mirror journals" or "predictatory journals".
- Incidental costs such as colour charges, page charges, submission fees, licence fees, archive fees and other administration costs.
- Contributions towards closed-access publications or printing costs.
In order to submit an application for funding of your Open Access publication, please use our application form or write us an email, enclosing the title of the publication and the e-journal/e-book and information on the status of the publication.
The University Executive Board and the university library regularly review the applications received. Applicants are notified about the decision as soon as possible.
Please note that when submitting an application, you must also include the signed Declaration on the Application for Funding of an Open Access Publication.
We are happy to support you in all matters relating to funding opportunities for your OA publication. Please do not hesitate to contact us.
Contact: Juliett Triller | Phone 0361/ 6700 -7784 | email@example.com
Acceptance and publication of theses such as Bachelor's and Master's theses at the FHE
The University Library publishes Bachelor's and Master's theses written at the University of Applied Sciences Erfurt in electronic form in the Digital Library Thuringia (DBT).
Final theses are published on the recommendation of the thesis supervisor if they have been assessed with the grade "very good" or "good".
For publication, a declaration of consent is required from the author of the work and approval for publication from the supervisor.
- Please submit your thesis to the university library for publication. To do so, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the electronic version of the declaration of consent and the thesis to be published.
- In order for your electronic thesis to be published in the Digital Library of Thuringia (DBT), it must be in PDF/A format.
- After receiving your work and the declaration of consent, the university library checks that the documents are complete, provides bibliographical data and publishes the work in the Digital Library Thuringia (DBT) as well as in local, regional and national catalogues.
- After your thesis has been published in the DBT, you and your supervisor will receive a confirmation of publication from the university library.
Contact: Rafal Duszynski | Phone 0361/ 6700 -7781 | email@example.com