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Library Mission

Bochum University Library defines its mission in the following way:

  • to provide high quality information in printed and in electronic form, to provide high quality collections and services to support the teaching and research program at the Ruhr-University Bochum;
  • to convey, as a teaching library, the competence to use this information effectively and efficiently;
  • to provide a space which promotes discovering and independent learning outside the classrooms and labs and as a supplement to these;
  • to share the collection of the university libraries with universities and scientists in the region, in the country and internationally;
  • to co-operate actively in order to provide and maintain access to information sources and to extend information resources for research.