Welcome to the website of the Law Library, library of the Faculty of Law at Ruhr- University Bochum.

With an inventory of about 245.000 individual volumes, 413 current periodicals and access to the major legal databases, the library is one of the largest decentralized libraries of the Ruhr- University and is available to library users as a reference library weekdays from 8 am to 10 pm. Lending is possible overnight and over the weekend.

Events in 2012

Guided tour for freshmen

3 April, 10.00 - 15.00 h

Introduction to databases (for freshmen)

20 June, 09.00 - 15.00 h

Intensive training databases

18 June, 12.00 - 14.00 h

30 July, 12.00 - 14.00 h

31 July, 12.00 - 14.00 h

OPAC- training

18 June, 14.15 - 15.00 h

30 July, 14.15 - 15.00 h

31 July, 14.15 - 15.00 h

Did you know:

The Library of the Faculty of Law has been graded with a score of 1.9in a ranking of the CHE (Centre for Higher Education Development). The libraries were rated inter alia for availability of the required literature, stock of books and journals, user guidance, possibilities for literature research and availability of workstations. The complete ranking can be found here.

ZRS for webmail...

Faculty of Law


General Information

Entrance to ZRS Building GC, Level 7 (north), Room 41
Opening hours Mo to Sa (including) 8.00 - 22.00 h
Lending 18.00 - 21.40 h
Telephone (ZRS) (0234) 32 - 24504

If you have further questions on the use of the ZRS, please address them to the reception desk of the ZRS.

Information for freshman

First impressions you will get by the PDF "information for freshmen".


If you would like to suggest a book for purchase, please fill in this form.


Click here for the daily Newspaper "Süddeutsche Zeitung" .