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Undergraduate Collection and Course Material for Students

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Textbook Collections

The FU libraries provide multiple copies of textbooks in textbook collections which are developed in consultation with the lecturers. The availability of the items is displayed in the library portal Primo. FU students can borrow from these collections.

The regulations for circulation are different depending on the library, but, as a rule, it is not possible to renew loans for, or reserve, textbooks.


Lecturers can set up semester lists with the most important literature for their courses. The items on the lists are then excluded from loan and can be used in the reading rooms only.