Our libraries are designed at all locations as lending libraries with open access lists. They have two workstations for research. In addition to specialist literature, our library stock consists of subscribed specialist journals and access to the digital databases Springer Nature, WGSN and Statista. We are in the process of continuously expanding our libraries and adapting them to the needs of our students from all departments.

The mdh library holdings currently include around 1100 print media (around 900 books and 200 journals) at each location, as well as the online libraries “Business & Management Department” from Springer Verlag, EBSCO Database Art & Architecture, WGSN and Statista. From the end of November 2022, our library holdings will also be connected to the online interlibrary loan system, giving our students access to other interlibrary loan libraries at other universities that are networked in the OPAC system.


Opening hours

The opening hours of the mdh libraries are based on the general opening hours of the university, the libraries are therefore open during the lecture periods from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and when there are no lectures from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Interlibrary loan via Koha

In Berlin, the library has been looked after by a librarian since 2021, who updates, inventories and catalogs the library holdings with the help of professional library software. At the beginning of 2022, we set up the Koha interlibrary loan system across all locations, which enables cataloging in DCC classification. 

The connection via Koha to the interlibrary loan system and the associated connection to other OPAC systems of other universities is imminent (expected connection in November 2022). 

The Koha catalog should then be directly usable online for all students at our university and offer them the opportunity to use this cross-location interlibrary loan system. In the future, we will also catalog and archive the publications of our lecturers and professors as well as the outstanding theses of our students. This enables us to further expand our own focus in the areas of digital film design and game design in our libraries in order to make them an interesting cooperation partner for other libraries in the future. 


Use of other libraries at the locations

In addition, mdh students at the Berlin location can use the shared libraries of the TU Berlin and the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK). In Düsseldorf, all students have free access to the university and state library of Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf and the university library of Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences. In Munich, all mdh students have access to the Bavarian State Library.