Medical Library

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The Medical Library is an open access library. The entire holdings, which include textbooks, monographs and journals, are accessible.

First and foremost, the Medical Library serves teaching, research, and academics. However, it is also open to the public.

It contains approximately 12,500 textbooks, 42,000 monographs, and 7,600 dissertations of the RWTH Aachen Faculty of Medicine (as of 2015). It possesses the licenses to about 680 journals, almost exclusively in electronic format. The Faculty of Medicine assesses the most current need through a regular ranking.

Opening Hours Service Hours
M - Fr:

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8am to 9pm

9am to 5pm

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Th, F:


8:30am to 4:30pm

8:30am to 7pm

8:30am to 4:30pm

9am to 1pm
(1st and 2nd Saturday of the month)

you can find additional information about its services, media searches, and more on the Medical Library's webpage.

Branch Library of the RWTH Aachen University Library

The Medical Library was founded in 1966, together with the Faculty of Medicine, as an administratively independent, but other integrated department of the RWTH Aachen University Library. As the new university hospital was finished in Aachen, the library received its own space among the departments, research departments, and student training rooms. It was officially opened on February 28, 1983.

It is supported by the Integrated Media Processing for Medicine or IMB for the acquisition and cataloging of media. Aside from its own holdings, the Medical Library also administers, coordinates, and records the acquisitions of approximately 80 medical institute and departmental libraries. Thus, it is the central service office for the Faculty of Medicine's entire reference management.

Use of the library follows the terms of use from October 10, 2010 (RWTH Aachen official announcement, 2010/078).


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