The Campus Library offers an ever growing number of e-books. Like all other materials, you can find them in the discovery-system.

This kind of electronic media is accessible from the internet workstations in the reading room and for members of both Flensburg universities using the WiFi on campus.

Please note:

Off campus, only members of the Flensburg universities can access e-media. You have three options:

  1. Login in the Discoverysystem: In the Discoverysystem, outside the campus network, you will see the display "Guest access - please log in!" at the top of the screen. Log in there with your network access data.
  2. Login at the provider via Shibboleth: With many publishers and databases, you can authenticate yourself via your university using Shibboleth. Generally, you go to Login and then to Login via Institution or Shibboleth/OpenAthens. You can then search for Flensburg and select your university. Log in there with your network access data.
  3. Access via VPN: To gain access via VPN, you need a VPN client, which you can find on the website of the Europa-Universität or Flensburg University of Applied Sciences. There you will also find instructions on how to install and use the VPN client. This service is only available to a limited extent for students of the Europa-Universität. Please use the other access options.

Depending on which university you belong to, the access to e-media may vary. You can also find more information and instructions under learning videos.

Open Access e-books:

Directory of freely accessible scientific electronic journals and monographic publications from all subject areas. Freely accessible full texts (Open Access) provided by the De Gruyter publishing house.

The Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) presently includes 3,137 eBooks from 107 academic publishing companies as full texts (as of June 2015).

This portal allows you to search 39 (as of February 2014) e-book and text collections financed by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft [German Research Foundation] as national licences across subjects.

1,000 e-books from the following subject areas are available here:

  • Business and Economics
  • Science and Engineering
  • Social and Behavioural Sciences
  • Humanities
  • Area Studies

The Oapen Library (Open Access Publishing in European Networks) offers free access to a continuously growing number of scientific publications from all over Europe.

The Projekt Gutenberg contains novels, short stories, novellas, dramas and poems by about 1,800 authors (as of January 2018) from antiquity to the 20th century in German. Project Gutenberg collects literary texts in English and includes over 53,000 freely accessible e-books and texts.

The Open-Access-Portal of the Springer publishing house currently contains more than 152 peer-reviewed journals and a small number of e-books from different subject areas (as of July 2014). All of these publications can be searched as full text editions.
Click on the tabs to switch to other free of charge Springer platforms: "BioMed Central" and "Chemistry Central".

Can all e-books be downloaded?

Each provider has their own regulations. In general the conditions of use are shown after opening the e-book. If you need any help, please contact the team at the Information Desk.

+49 461 805-2916
1st floor, centre
Auf dem Campus 3
Post code / City
24943 Flensburg