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Literature Acquisition

The University Library is exclusively responsible for the acquisition of literature and information collections (i.e. books, journals, etc., non-book materials such as CDs, DVDs, e-books, etc., online databases, etc.) at the University. For more information, please refer to the University of Potsdam's Procurement Policy (Beschaffungsrichtlinie).

  • Please contact the responsible subject department at the University Library directly if you would like to order literature or if you have any questions regarding the acquisition of literature for research and teaching.


Via Budget-Online you can view the expenditure and order status of the literature acquisition funds available for your institute or chair.

  • If you need the access data or further assistance, please contact the responsible subject department.

Reference Collections (Handapparate)

Reference collections of chairs, departments and institutions of the University consist of media items of the University Library which are located in offices of University departments. They are kept there for an indefinite period and are intended for permanent use.

  • Please contact your Subject Librarian for any questions. If you would like to set up a reference collection and order literature, please hand in the application form: Antrag Handapparateinrichtung.
  • For media returns from a reference collection, please contact the corresponding Subject Librarian before sending back any item to the library.

Ask a Librarian!

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.