The main task of the central service facility library is to provide members of the Ludwigshafen University of Applied Sciences with scientific literature and information in analog and digital form and to support them in their studies, teaching and research. As a public institution, the university library is available to all interested parties from the region who wish to further their professional or private education and information.
We acquire and collect with emphasis the media necessary in the specialist areas of the university for the basic and further training to all topics of the business management and health economics, the economics of the countries of east and southeast Asia as well as of the social work, the nursing science and the care pedagogy.
In addition to its constantly expanding range of books and e-books (see new acquisitions), the library has numerous trade journals in printed and electronic form, daily newspapers and important specialist databases available for use.
Library in figures - data 2022
In the user areas of our three sub-libraries (specialist libraries of economics, economics of the countries of East Asia, social sciences and health care) we offer
- on a total area of 1.194m2
- a good 114,000 printed books and periodical volumes as well as
- 220 current scientific journals in printed form.
89% of the total holdings of print media are freely accessible to library users.
The stock of commercially distributed e-books is approximately 58,100. 43,300 electronic journals and newspapers are available to members of the Ludwigshafen University of Applied Sciences in full or for part of the published volumes.
University members have remote access to almost all electronic offerings.
Users have 121 workstations at their disposal, including 28 computer workstations.
For further information, please consult the German Library Statistics (DBS).
Our university library consists of three sub-libraries (Economics, Economics of East Asian Countries, Social Sciences and Public Health), whose holdings are listed in a common online library catalog (OPAC).
- Central Library (Collection focus: Business administration and related fields.
Please note the opening hours at the Ernst-Boehe-Straße location)
- Specialist library for social and health care, Library of the former Protestant University of Applied Sciences Ludwigshafen
(Collection focus: Social work, nursing science, nursing pedagogy and midwifery as well as relevant aspects from neighboring disciplines such as sociology, educational science, psychology, law, medicine and others
Please note the opening hours at the Maxstraße location)
- Library in the East Asia Institute (OAI), (collection focus: economics of the countries of East and Southeast Asia.
Please note the opening hours at the Rheinpromenade location)
And this is how you can reach our libraries(map):
|Postal address||Visitor address||Directions||Information|
|Ludwigshafen University of Applied Sciences|
- Central Library -
|You can reach the Central Library by public transport via the bus stop "LU Hochschule" with bus lines 75, 76 and 78.||Phone: +49 (0) 621/5203 - 141|
Fax: +49 (0) 621/5203 - 227
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|Ludwigshafen University of Applied Sciences|
- Social and Health Services Library -
|The library in Department IV, Social and Health Services (library of the former Protestant University of Applied Sciences Ludwigshafen) can be reached by public transport via the stop "Pfalzbau" with streetcar lines 4 and 10 and bus lines 90 and 6.||Phone: +49 (0) 621/5203 - 515|
Fax: +49 (0) 621/5203 - 501
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|University of Applied Sciences Ludwigshafen|
- Library in the East Asia Institute -
|You can reach the Library at the East Asia Institute by public transport via the stop "Berliner Platz" or the DB stop "Ludwigshafen-Mitte" after a walk of about 300 meters.||Phone: +49 (0) 621/5203 - 420|
Fax: +49 (0) 621/5203 - 477
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For more information about our university's library system, please visit our library's Wikipedia page.
The evolution of our Social and Health Services Library from its beginnings to 2018 is traced in the essay Bookcases at the Beginning (PDF, 315.8 kB).
In accordance with its mission, the university library acquires and collects media, particularly for the undergraduate and graduate programmes run by the departments of the university, at its three locations. Accordingly, you will find literature and information relating to ...
- Business management and health economics,
- Social work, nursing science and pedagogy, and
- Business management and economics focusing on East and Southeast Asia.
Our print holdings, with more than 110,000 items, are continually updated.
In addition to books, we offer numerous journals in printed and electronic form, newspapers, access to important online databases as well as a continually growing collection of e-books.
The material in our collections is generally open to the public and arranged according to subject area. This gives you the possibility to browse for books directly at the shelves in addition to searching for literature using our online library catalogue (OPAC).
The university library comprises three collections at three different locations:
- Central Library (Collection emphasis: Business management and related fields. Please note the opening hours at the Ernst-Boehe-Straße)
- Social Work and Healthcare Library (Collection emphasis: Social work, nursing science and nursing pedagogy as well as selected literature from other related disciplines such as sociology, educational science, psychology, law, medicine, etc. Please note the opening hours at the Maxstraße)
- East AsiaInstitute Library (Collection emphasis: International Business management and East Asian Languages and Cultures. The East Asia Institute is a reference library. Please note the opening hours at the Rheinpromenade)
How to reach us (map):
Using public transportation
|Take bus lines 75, 76 or 78 to bus stop "LU Hochschule"||+49 (0) 621/5203 - 141bibliothek@ 8< SPAM protection, please remove >8 hwg-lu.de|
|Social Work and Healthcare Library|
|Take tram lines 4 or 10 or bus lines 90 and 6 to bus stop "Pfalzbau".||+49 (0) 621/5203 - 511bibliothekfb4@ 8< SPAM protection, please remove >8 hwg-lu.de|
|East Asia Institute Library|
|Take the tram or bus to "Berliner Platz" or the train to "Ludwigshafen-Mitte" and walk roughly 300 metres.||+49 (0) 621/5203 - 420 foerst@ 8< SPAM protection, please remove >8 oai.de|
|Monday, Wednesday, Thursday|
|9:00 - 19:00|
9:00 - 16:00
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
|9:00 - 20:00|
9:00 - 16:00
|Monday - Thursday|
|9:00 - 16:00|
9:00 - 15:00