The University Library serves as a central institution for teaching, research and study, as well as, vocational and general extended education. As a public scientific library, its function is to provide the region of West Saxony with information and literature. The main library, which is a special library for natural sciences, technology and environment, is located in the town centre of Zwickau at the Kornmarkt. Opened in July 1998, our main library features:
- 126 reading places
- 44 PC terminals
- 5 carrels
- Media centre, group work rooms
- Inventory of over 198 000 textbooks, monographs, dictionaries, encylopedias, law gazettes, periodicals, audio-visual material etc.
- Subscriptions to 572 journals
- 95 000 standards and 300 000 patents for a wide variety of disciplines
Further inventory can be found in the branch libraries:
Economics, Health and Healthcare Sciences, Languages – Campus Scheffelstraße
Applied Arts – Campus Schneeberg
Textile and Leather Engineering and Architecture – Campus Reichenbach
At the main library as well as at the branch library Scheffelstraße the service staff is not present at all hours. Monday – Friday evenings and Saturdays, one can only check out books at the self-service terminals or use the library for reading. Opening hours may change during national holidays and semester break! For further information go to the German webpage of the WHZ library.