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Online library catalog (OPAC)

In our Web-OPAC (OPAC = Online Public Access Catalog) all

  • books and loose-leaf works,
  • journal volumes and issues,
  • e-books,
  • CD-ROMs, DVDs and AV media

of the Ludwigshafen University of Business and Society's sub-libraries can be searched together.

If a medium you need is currently on loan (which you can see from the medium's copy data), you have the option of reserving it for yourself for loan. To do so, log in to your user account with your user number and password.

If you miss a certain book, DVD ... ... in our stock, you are welcome to make an appropriate acquisition suggestion. Please also let us know if you find that the number of copies of a book in our stock needs to be increased.

You can also search our e-books in our eOPAC.

Our Print Journals list and our Electronic Journals Library (EZB) will tell you which ongoing journals in print and electronic form you have access to.

Our Library from A to Z page provides information on our print newspapers and our Electronic Newspapers page provides information on e-newspapers to which you have access.

All databases available to you can be found in our Database Information System (DBIS).

Please note: To access full texts of licensed e-journals, browse our eOPAC and read our e-books or search licensed databases from outside the university campus, you will need VPN access.

Online library catalogue

All the …

  • Books and loose-leaf collections,
  • Bound and unbound journals,
  • E-books,
  • CD-ROMs, DVDs and audio-visual material

available in our holdings may be found on our online library catalogue (OPAC = Online Public Access Catalogue).

To determine whether certain books, DVDs, etc. are in our holdings, simply conduct a search by name of author, title or ISBN number.  Using key words is also helpful to find literature relating to a certain topic.

Under Online Resources you will find information about accessing our databases, e-books and e-journals.

Further catalogues

What do you do if you do not find the 'right' book on our online library catalogue (OPAC), or you want to find information beyond that what is available in our holdings?

The Karlsruhe Virtual Catalog (KVK) and the DigiBib are important search portals for your further research. Using standardized search interfaces, both meta-catalogues allow you to carry out research in many collections simultaneously.

Items that you find from other libraries through DigiBib can generally be obtained through interlibrary loan. In certain cases you may wish to personally go to the library to borrow or inspect the items in question. Of course, you may also make a purchase recommendation for items not in our holdings.


Printed journals are listed alphabetically under list of printed journals (only available in German). For each journal entry you will receive information about the journals we have as well as their location and call numbers.

You will receive more detailed information about the individual journals via the direct links from the journal titles for the individual entries on our online catalogue.

Individual journals from the current year at the Central Library and the Social Work and Healthcare Library generally may not be borrowed. A reduced lending period of seven days applies to those bound journals that may be borrowed.

Journals from the East Asia Institute Library are generally not available for lending.

For information on electronic journals, please see e-journals or look directly on our online portal.

Please use relevant databases for a systematic search for journal articles.


Online catalogue – quick search

To the advanced search in the...

Library Catalog (OPAC),

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user account,

to the form ...

Acquisition proposal

Other catalogs, interlibrary loan

For information on the possibilities of searching in the catalogs of other libraries and interlibrary loan from their holdings, please see our pages 

Further catalogs and
Interlibrary loan


You would like to learn the possibilities of OPAC research in self-study? Then we recommend our video tutorials on Youtube, see our page ...


To search and order media from other libraries:


To use our online help services:

Online assistance