The library of the Cologne University of Music and Dance is a special library that provides all students and teachers of the university with literature and information for study, teaching, research and artistic practice.
We are switching to our new library system Alma and therefore the libraries at the Cologne site will be closed from Thursday, August 17 to Monday, August 21. The libraries in Aachen and Wuppertal will be open for on-site use, but borrowing will not be possible. All loan periods have already been extended through September.
Payment of fees:
From August 22 until the introduction of a new payment system at HfMT, fees can no longer be paid with the student card, but only by bank transfer.
New research interface IntrOX
The research interface "KatalogPlus", which you are familiar with from a user perspective, will be replaced by the new discovery system IntrOX.
What should you do?
We are here for you:
Send us an e-mail at: email@example.com or call us at: 0221/28380-922. We are available for you!
We are part of the E-Books.NRW initiative. More than 110,000 e-books from the publishers de Gruyter, Bloomsbury, Hanser, and others are available to university members free of charge! You can access them via a separate online catalog.
E-books from Beck and Bloomsbury
As of now, you have access to another 15,000 e-books in the university network, which the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia finances for universities. This time the following offers are added:
A selection of 1,500 e-books in various subject areas, including "Music History and Musical Work Guides" (27 titles). Access from outside is possible via VPN.
14,000 e-books of various subject areas, including, for example, "Music & Sound Studies" (279 titles), "Film & Media" (1421 titles), "Art & Visual Culture" (428 titles), "Gender & Sexuality Studies" (69 titles), "Education" (532 titles), and "Sociology" (319 titles). Access from outside is possible via VPN.
As part of the E-Books.NRW initiative, HfMT has online access to approximately 11,000 titles from the publisher Duncker & Humblot until the end of 2023.
These include: Law (8465 titles), Economics, Finance, Business & Management (2544 titles), Society & Social Sciences (2218 titles), Philosophy & Religion (890 titles), Biography, Literature & Literary studies (262 titles), Reference, Information & Interdisciplinary subjects (44 titles), Computing & Information Technology (43 titles) and The Arts (8 titles). Access is available on the university network or from outside via VPN.
At the end of the contract period, the library has the option to purchase some books for free: Feel free to email us the titles you would like to continue reading in the future.
Opening hours location Aachen
Opening hours location Cologne
Introduction to the use of the library
Opening hours Wuppertal location
Opening hours location Center for Contemporary Dance