Library (with Archive and Collection)

Design Campus, Neuwerk 7, 06108 Halle
Telephone +49 (0)345 7751–637, biblio(at)  burg-halle.  de and archiv(at)  burg-halle.  de

The Library at Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle is the most important specialist academic library for the art and design of the 20th and 21st centuries. It is open to everyone. University associates and external users from Halle and its surroundings are entitled to borrow items.

Alongside its overall collection of around 97,700 media and 159 periodical magazines and journals, the Library also provides various audio-visual media for use in the library or for borrowing. The overall collection of media (with the exception of ‘Diplom’ theses, electronic media, journals and very rare or valuable literature) is stored on open shelves according to a defined cataloguing system, and most items can be borrowed.

Notices are posted to announce when guided tours of the Library will take place.

An electronic borrowing system is used. Where necessary, the Library will issue ID cards for external users (not for university associates) ... Read more

Users can register in person in the University Library. They should bring their personal ID card or passport and, where applicable, their student ID card. You can borrow items immediately once you have completed registration. Guided tours for new students from all disciplines are held at the start of each semester ... Read more

Fill out the registration form (using a computer), print it out, sign it and bring it along to the Library:

OPAC online catalogue
The OPAC online catalogue contains the Library’s entire collection – monographs, journals and electronic media.

Introductions to OPAC are held during semester time every Monday at 10.00 a.m. as necessary.
We also provide an e-mail reminder service.
However, the return deadline still applies and is unaffected by the reminder. The deadline must be observed even if you did not receive the e-mail due to technical problems.

OPAC online catalogue / User account

Renewal, reservation, change of password


University Library
Neuwerk 7, 06108 Halle (Saale)

Archive and Collection
Hermes-Building, Hermesstraße 5, 06108 Halle (Saale)

Opening hours

Mon to Fri 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Lending until 6 p.m.

Archive and Collection:
Only on appointment

Ha:Lit / Discovery-System (MLU)

Acquisition suggestions

Link for acquisition suggestions