Current information on visiting the library - during the pandemic - can be found below.

Online reservation of individual workplaces

From 23.09.2021, university members can use individual workplaces per day at our Kamp-Lintfort and Kleve locations. Reservations can be made online and in advance. There are 18 slots available in Kamp-Lintfort (reservation here) and 31 slots in Kleve (reservation here).

To verify your online reservation, please have the confirmation e-mail at hand. You will receive a ticket which you can then use to find your workplace. When leaving the building, the ticket must be returned to the staff in the library.

Please note that the current regulations regarding the pandemic situation must still be followed (see below). Due to the distances between the workplaces it is possible to remove the medical mask at the workplace.

Library offers during Freshers' Week

Personal guided tours:

On Tuesday, 21.09.2021 and Wednesday, 22.09.2021 we will guide first semester students in groups of maximum 10 participants through the library. The library will be closed during the tours (Kamp-Lintfort: Tue 11 am - 2 pm & Wed 9 am - 12 pm / Kleve: Tue 11 am - 4 pm & Wed 9 am - 2 pm) and will be re-opened directly after the tours.

Click here to register for Library Tour in Kamp-Lintfort: Register Kamp-Lintfort. Click here to register for Library Tour in Kleve: Register Kleve. Please make sure to select the desired language (German or English).

Virtual library introduction (6 dates on Webex Events with password: Study1):

Monday, 20.09.2021

Tuesday, 21.09.2021

Wednesday, 22.09.2021

Except for the 5 minutes virtual tour, the introductions from Kleve and Kamp-Lintfort are the same content. A registration is not necessary.

New e-resources

As of now, the library of Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences offers access to new e-resources to further support students and lecturers in times of the Corona pandemic. This is made possible by the E-Books.NRW initiative funded by the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of NRW.

Interlibrary loan copies in printed form again

As of today, 02.08.2021, all copies of sections from journals, newspapers and books ordered via interlibrary loan must be issued in printed form again. Sending the copies electronically is no longer possible.
You will find an (German) explanation here. We ask for your understanding.

New trainee joins library team

As of today, 02.08.2021, Vivien Anna Carmen Jansen joins the library team as a new trainee at our location in Kleve. Over the next three years, she will be trained as a specialist for media and information services, specialising in libraries.

Change password function in Katalog PLUS

From now on you can change the password of your library access in your library account in Katalog PLUS by yourself again. We recommend this as a measure to secure your library account.


Library open

In the following we inform you about the services offered, regulations and opening hours. These are adapted to the current pandemic situation and the corresponding requirements of the state of NRW and Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences.


University Library
Kleve Campus

Phone: +49 2821 806 73 - 42215

University Library
Kamp-Lintfort Campus

Phone: +49 2842 908 25 - 9700




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Service in the Library

Attention: Changed opening hours and hours of full service apply.

Please research the required media and their locations (shelfmarks) before visiting the library.

    Service during opening hours

    • Independent selection of media from the collection
    • Contactless borrowing and return of media in the library
    • 24/7 return of media via the external return station in Kleve
    • Collection of reservations and orders at the self-collection shelf
    • workplaces, carrels

    Additional service during hours of full service

    • Registration
    • Payment of fees
    • Pick-up and return of interlibrary loans
    • Advice from library staff at the information desk

    The following services are not available

    • Seating, group rooms
    • Use of computers (Thin Clients)
    • Use of copiers
    • Reserve collections

    Library visit in the current pandemic situation

    Due to the pandemic situation, from now on (20.08.2021) a visit to the library is only possible with a proof that visitors have been:

    • vaccinated (official proof of complete immunisation by vaccination certificate),
    • recovered (official proof of recovery) or
    • tested (official proof of a negative rapid antigen test of max. 48 hours or a negative PCR test of max. 48 hours).

    The required hygiene standards mentioned below are still to be applied. Further information will follow as soon as possible.

    Hygiene measures during library visits

    • Please wear a medical mask and follow the known distance and hygiene rules!
    • Visitors must enter the building individually.
    • Keep your stay as short as possible. Maximum length of stay: 30 minutes.
    • A maximum of 10 visitors in Kleve and a maximum of 5 visitors in Kamp-Lintfort may be in the library at the same time.
    • Please note further specifications and instructions of the staff at the location.

    Service independent of location

    • Contact by e-mail and telephone: Mon-Thu 9 am to 3 pm, Fri 9 am to 2 pm
    • Literature research in Katalog PLUS
    • Media orders in Katalog PLUS
    • Access to e-resources such as e-books and databases via EZProxy (for members of the university)
    • Requesting media (for HSRW students)

    Loan periods and fees

    For overdue loan periods fees will be charged again.

    The number of possible renewals is still increased from 2 to 12. Please remember to extend your loan periods before the due date. A renewal can be made at the earliest 7 days before the loan period expires. If the loan period cannot be extended, the corresponding medium must be returned in time, otherwise fees will be charged.

    Please contact us if you have borrowed media for which the loan period is already exceeded or if you can probably not return your media within the loan period.

    Information for external users

    If you had already paid your registration fees but were unable to use the library due to the Corona closure, we will be happy to extend your library card validity by the lost time. Please contact us for this purpose.

    Currently, external users without Eduroam cannot access online resources.