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The Library & Media Library has 30 reading and work places and audiovisual places for watching DVDs, BluRay-discs or videos and listening to CDs. One audiovisual place includes a BluRay-disc-player as well as a 3D TV.
Catalogue or internet research is possible at eleven stations. A photocopier is available on the ground floor (5 cent/copy). Additionally, we offer a scanner where you can save texts on your USB flash drive for free.

Floor plans

Overview of the separate subject areas inside the library & media centre.

Click on the link below to download a detailed plan of the library.

    Borrowing

    Borrowing

    Lending service for KHM members

    Students and fellows at the Academy of Media Art Cologne, on showing a valid access card to KHM, may borrow books and AV media.
    Two renewals are possible online via the user account in the library catalogue if the medium has not been reserved.The maximum loan period including renewal is 90 days.

    The Academy teaching staff may borrow books and AV media  at any time. 
    Five renewals are possible (online user account, by telephone, in person, by e-mail) within the 180 days maximum loan period.

    Television recordings cannot be taken out for copyright reasons. Video workplaces have been made available for watching these.




    Interlibrary loans


    Books and articles in journals that are not available in the library but needed for scientific work can be ordered from other libraries via interlibrary loan.

    Please check if the title you are looking for is neither available at KHM library nor other libraries in Cologne. Here you can check the library catalogue "KoelnBib".

    You can submit your interlibrary loan with all available information personally or via eMail.


    Please contact Uschi Büchel:
    tel. +49 (0)221 – 20189 – 160
    or mail to uschi@khm.de 

    Guided tours

    Guided library tours take place every Tuesday from October to December.
    We inform about using the library, explain the catalogue search and answer your questions.
    Meeting point: lending & information desk on the ground floor at 3 p.m. No registration needed!
    Of course you can set up individual appointments, please contact us personally or write to bibliothek@khm.de

    Informations for students + fellows

    Students


    Students and fellows at the Academy of Media Art Cologne, on showing a valid access card to KHM, may borrow books and AV media.
    Two renewals are possible online via the user account in the library catalogue if the medium has not been reserved.The maximum loan period including renewal is 90 days.

    Television recordings
    Unfortunately, television recordings cannot be taken out for copyright reasons. Video workplaces have been made available for watching these.

    Diploma thesis
    For copyright reasons, diploma thesis cannot be taken out, too. You can read them inside the library. Copying is not allowed, but you can take notes.

    Periodicals
    borrowing over the weekend from Thursday or Friday until Monday

    Reservered course reading media
    borrowing over the weekend from Thursday or Friday until Monday


    Please note that the library is currently closed on Fridays due to the Corona crisis.

    Informations for teaching staff

    Books, audiovisual media and television recordings

    The Academy teaching staff may borrow books and AV media  at any time. 
    Five renewals are possible (online user account, by telephone, in person, by e-mail) within the 180 days maximum loan period.

    In the context of teaching, television recordings can be taken out for four weeks.

    Periodicals
    borrowing over the weekend from Thursday or Friday until Monday

    Diploma thesis
    Diploma thesis can be read anytime inside the library. For copyright reasons, borrowing or copying is not allowed.

    Informations for guests

    Guests are welcome anytime and can use our media inside the library during the opening hours.
    A photocopier (5 cent/copy) is available as well as a scanner where you can save texts on your USB flash drive for free. Additionally, we offer AV places for watching DVDs, BluRay-discs or videos and listening to CDs. 

    Informations for authors

    Digital publishing at the KHM



    The library offers all affiliates of the Academy of Media Arts Cologne the possibility to digitally publish academic documents, artistic work and teaching material via the online publication system.

    e-Publications@khm is the KHM’s institutional repository and serves the open access publication of texts, sound, image or video.

    Advantages for authors



     Safeguarding of copyright

     Professional bibliographic indexing

     Unique citation (URN)

     Long-term archiving

     Worldwide visibility through open access

     Free and immediately available


    Please read the publication agreement!


    The library team will be happy to answer any questions you may have concerning publication.


    bibliothek@khm.de  

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    Opening times

    Semester 2020/21


    Mo - Do

    10.00 - 13.00 h


    Guests upon request


    Contact:

    Overstolzenhaus

    Rheingasse 8

    50676 Köln

    Fon:+49 - (0)221 - 20189 - 160
    bibliothek@khm.de


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