The University Library hosts more than 2.6 million items. The collections of conventional items and digital services such as e-books, e-journals and databases are growing steadily. Learn more about how to search for resources and how to use them.

Primo Catalog

Search for prints or electronic resources, journal articles, databases in the library’s collection as well as in the collections of academic libraries in Germany


Databases are organized according to subjects or alphabetically in the database and information system (DBIS)

Information on Using E-Books and Databases

Access to our digital services and terms of use

Subject-Specific Research

Databases, literature and other subject-specific search options, trainings and individual consultation services by the University Library’s subject librarians

Primo Search Tips

Useful tips for searching the Primo catalog

Borrow, Request, Renew

Everything you need to know about requesting, borrowing or renewing items. Learn how to place items on hold or find out where to return them.

Interlibrary Loan

Request and borrow items from other libraries

Acquisition Request

Can’t find what you are looking for? If your item is not in the collection of the University Library, you can make an acquisition request.

Other Catalogs

Catalogs of the University of Mannheim and other institutions in Mannheim as well as regional and transregional library catalogs


Explore our digital collections of old prints and statistical yearbooks – and find out more about the history of our historical collections.