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The General Reading Room offers a freely accessible reference library with approximately 120,000 volumes.
It is a modern information centre with 535 seats (workplaces with a power connection).
The PCs offer access to online catalogues and electronic media. Furthermore, Internet access is provided for the use of databases and electronic periodicals, as well as for scholarly research. Most of the PCs are equipped with printers.
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The Reading Room furthermore offers
  • PCs with DVD-ROM drive for using CD-ROMs and DVDs from the collection of the reading room as well as media ordered from stack
  • reading devices for non-book materials (reading devices for microfiche, microfilm)
  • headphones, walkmans, slide projector (available upon request from the reading room service desk in the front hall)
An info point offers help with any questions. You may also place orders for the  Library's Photographic Service there.
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