eBook recommendations for computer science

artificial-intelligence-g2d0946a38_640We would like to draw your attention to our most popular eBooks from the field of computer science, especially from the field of artificial intelligence and machine learning:

Or browse our inventory of over 25,000 other computer science eBooks in our OPAC.

Course Reserves


Starting with the summer term 2023 you will find the course reserves on the ground floor. The digital course reserves of your courses remain on the e-learning platform of the OVGU. Thus, you can find the recommended literature for your courses at a glance. 

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Nautos replaces Perinorm


At our computer workstations on the 3rd floor of the university library, you can now use the new Nautos database to search for standards, technical rules and guidelines. As usual, you will have access to current DIN, DIN EN, DIN EN ISO, VDI guidelines, references to German legal regulations with technical reference and applicable EU guidelines, to name just a few.

We support you in switching from Perinorm to the new system and help you to identify the relevant documents quickly and reliably.

New self-checkout machines enable contactless issue and return of books

SelbstverbucherFrom now on you can  conveniently borrow books from the university library without contact, but also return them. Two new so-called self-checkout machines enable you to use this service. The devices are located on the ground floor of the library, are height-adjustable and can be operated in German and English. Renewals can also be made conveniently and easily via the self-check-out machines.

Gender-Neutral Toilet

Genderneutrale ToiletteAll Genders welcome - Unisex toilet. We are very pleased that the University Library now also has a gender-neutral toilet on the first floor that is open to all library users.

New EBS model with De Gruyter

DeGruyter-EBSMore than 100,000 e-books from De Gruyter are now available. Under an Evidence-Based Selection model, we can access the publisher's titles until the end of 2023. After that, a selection of e-books will be permanently licensed to the university library. All titles can be accessed directly from the university's data network, including wifi, and can be found in OPAC and UBfind. 

Inventory work in the University Library

You have probably already noticed: our shelves are currently emptier than usual in some places. Please do not be surprised. We are currently carrying out inventory work. This means that media can be found in different places than before. Please feel free to contact our colleagues at the service counters as soon as you need assistance. We thank you for your understanding.

Statement of the UB Magdeburg on Attack on Ukraine

The invasion of Ukraine by troops of the Russian Federation has shocked us all. Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg stands for the European spirit of free and peaceful coexistence of all people. We condemn the unjustified attack on sovereign and democratic Ukraine, which is contrary to international law.

Our thoughts are with all those affected by this war; our solidarity is with the entire Ukrainian population and especially with our 115 Ukrainian students, visiting scholars and university partners in Ukraine, with whom we are closely connected through a variety of cooperations, exchange programs and partnerships. Quite a few of our students, scientists and scholars have remained in Magdeburg after their studies at the university and are in great concern for their families in Ukraine. Our solidarity goes out to them as well.

The university informs about support offers for affected persons or donation campaigns on its homepage.

The University Library also joins the appeal of the Ukrainian Library Association


Reading paper or e-books: library registration online now

Registered students of OVGU can also register online at the university library if they are unable to attend: Please send the scan of your identity card (Passport and document of your residence) and student card (passport an student card both sides) to The library registration is necessary to use digital media like e-books or papers.

Using One-Day, Double and Weekly Carrels

Weekly carrels can be booked using this form. For double carrels, please use this form.
One-day carrels can be used by availability, please refer to the information desks.

Further information regarding usage conditions is available here.

Last Modification: 22.03.2023 - Contact Person: UB IT Applications