What is available in our library

The university library houses over 50,000 textbooks relating to business and social work, numerous loose-leaf collections which are continually updated, over 150 specialist magazines and the most important daily and weekly newspapers. In addition to print media, it also offers extensive and varied databases. 20.000 specialised journals and 50,000 eBooks can be accessed as electronic data. A complete list of all databases is available under 'Database overview' and contains detailed descriptions. Students can, of course, avail of copiers, book scanner and PC workstations.

Opening hours
Campus: Monday-Friday 8:30 - 21:00  Saturday 9:00 - 14:00

Schramberger Straße:
Monday-Thursday 13:00 - 16:00 Friday 13:00 - 14:00

Building C Friedrich-Ebert-Straße 30 78054 Villingen-Schwenningen Phone +49 7720 3906-172/ -170


Sie können Ihre Bücher per Post an die Bibliothek schicken oder in unsere neue Buchrückgabe-Box in der Friedrich-Ebert-Straße 30 werfen.

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Online: Catalogue and user account

The library allows all those interested to research its resources online. Users can view their account online, make reservations and generate account extensions.

Online catalogue and online user account

BSZ One Stop Search (BOSS)

BOSS represents a search engine of Bibliothekservice-Zentrum Baden-Württemberg (BSZ). BOSS offers a search by literature in the local catalogue of DHBW-VS and in the same time in catalogues of associated libraries as well as in articles.


Die Bibliothek der Hochschule ist eine öffentliche Bibliothek. Die Bibliothek ist sowohl Präsenz- als auch Leihbibliothek. 30 Bücher können zeitgleich für vier Wochen ausgeliehen werden. Falls keine Vormerkung vorliegt, ist eine Verlängerung der Leihfrist um vier Wochen bis zu 5x möglich.

Go to Loan


Database portals provide an overview of databases.

Go to database


Our univeristy offers a multiplicty of electronic books:

Go to eBooks


The DHBW Villingen-Schwenningen has a campus licence for Citavi literature management and knowledge organisation software. Staff and students of our university can use this powerful program in the workplace and at home for studying, teaching and research. Citavi enables you to manage all the literature you have read, research specialist databases and library catalogues, organise knowledge, collect citations and generate automatic and standardised bibliographies in different citation styles.

The university has a Citavi Team licence. This means that use of Citavi is not only restricted to personal projects. The team function allows several people to work simultaneously on a Citavi project.

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Open Access

Open Access refers to free and unrestricted access to scientific documents. The aim is to make scientific publications on the Internet freely accessible to science, industry and society by providing them free of charge and as far as possible without any technical or legal hurdles.

Further informations (german)

Do you have questions about the library?
We will be happy to help you.

Zentraler Kontakt Ausleihe

Telefon 07720 3906-172

"Anja Kehrer"

Anja Kehrer

"Sabine Schiedermeier"

Sabine Schiedermeier

"Anna Sachinidou"

Anna Sachinidou

"Monika Siegel"

Monika Siegel

"Helene Weimann"

Helene Weimann

"Galina Schick"

Galina Schick

Prof. Dr. Jens Siebert

Prof. Dr. Rahel Gugel

Prof. Dr. rer. soc. Christoph Schneider

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