Setting up course reserves

How does it work?

Please submit a reading list with the required literature for the conventional course reserve. A convenient way of creating a reading list is to use our online form, which you can then send to us.


  • In order to ensure that your course reserve can be set up in good time before semester starts, please submit your reading lists for summer semester by 1 March at the latest, and by 1 September for winter semester.
  • A course reserve can contain up to 20 titles per course, and is usually available for the duration of one semester
  • The course reserves for a particular semester are usually broken up once the course has ended. Please notify us in good time if the course reserve is to be extended by a further semester before the respective dates.

Literature available electronically in Stud.IP

If you want to make electronic literature licensed by the library available in the file area of your course in Stud.IP, you can add it directly via the search in library catalogues integrated in Stud.IP. In case of ambiguity or if you would like small parts of printed literature from the holdings of TIB to be digitised in compliance with the applicable copyright, a request can be made to the library staff within that tool in Stud.IP. It is also possible to provide digitised excerpts from printed holdings of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Bibliothek (GWLB) in this way.


Literatursuche über die Bibliotheksschnittstelle in Stud.IP – Digitale Ressourcen einbinden und anfordern

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Legal notice

Section 60a of the Copyright Act (Urheberrechtsgesetz) is the legal foundation for the provision of electronic documents without the consent of the author and for the purpose of illustration in class. Only a small part of an entire work may be digitised and made available. Such parts include, for example, individual chapters or journal articles. If we detect any problems concerning provision whilst processing the course reserve, we will get in contact with you. Documents that are protected by copyright may only be accessed in your course if they are password-protected or blocked.

Further information on copyright in science


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