Current information from HFU about the Corona virus:

HFU libraries

HFU libraries remain closed - Click & Collect available

In accordance with the Baden-Württemberg Corona Regulations of 9 January 2021 (in the 11.01.2021 version), the HFU libraries will remain closed until 31 January 2021.

Media (books, inter-library services, reservations) can be ordered and picked-up at our libraries by arrangement.

The following Click & Collect services are available from 11 January 2021:

1) Email orders:

  • Required information: user number, book number(s) and the desired pick-up date
  • The media will be booked from your user account and can be picked up on the agreed date.

2) Orders through the library catalogue External link opens in a new window:BOSS or External link opens in a new window:OPAC:

  • Click on the detailed view of the required book on the "Order/Reserve" button and log in with your HFU account. Detailed instructions on how to place orders in BOSS and OPAC can be found in German here: Bestellen/Vormerken eines Mediums
  • You will receive an email when the book is available for pick-up.
  • Please arrange a pick-up date with your campus library.

Data protection information: Please be aware that the media you have ordered will be placed in front of the library for pick-up alphabetically by name.
If you do not wish this to be done, please let us know.

Returns can be made in Furtwangen, Schwenningen and Tuttlingen over our Return Boxes. Returns are not currently urgently necessary.

All return deadlines will be altered so that borrowed media do not have to be returned until after 01 March 2021. No reminders will be sent during the entire period that the libraries are closed. Please note the current deadlines in your account statement in BOSS or in OPAC.

All digital media offered by the HFU libraries remain available.

Please send orders and enquiries regarding our digital services by email:

FURTWANGEN: Telephone 07723 920 2207 
Email application is started:Send email

SCHWENNINGEN: Telephone 07720 307 4770
Email application is started:Send email

TUTTLINGEN: Telephone 07461 1502 6321
Email application is started:Send email

HowTo - BIB

On the External link opens in a new window:How To pages of the library, you will find practical instructions on how to search for e-books, books and other media in the library catalogues or how to carry out research in the licensed databanks. You'll also find instructions on VPN & Shibboleth, inter-library lending and other library services.

Library application form, regulations and fees

The application form for the use of the HFU libraries (for our external customers, professors and employees only) is available as a fillable PDF under Downloads.

Also under Downloads you will find the regulations for administration and use of the Information and Media Centre, the library regulations, information about fees and penalties and the inter-library loan regulations for German libraries.

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LOK BA-WÜ / HS Furtwangen
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