When using electronic media licensed for Pforzheim University (e.g. databases, e-books, e-journals, e-tutorials), please note our statutes, in particular §10 Computerarbeitsplätze und digitale Informationsangebote and §11 Urheberrecht, and the terms of use of the providers.

- The full texts of articles may only be printed or saved for personal use and for purposes in research and teaching. The systematic download of articles, electronic books or search results, especially by robots or similar software, is prohibited.

- The contents may not be distributed (personally or commercially) in electronic or printed form.

- Limits set by the providers for printing, copying and downloading, e.g. within a browser session, must be observed. In particular, the printing or copying of complete e-books by any stringing together of browser sessions is prohibited.

You can find all our e-books in the Katalog

  • Guide for students and members of Pforzheim University (in German)
  • Guide for Ebook Central (ProQuest) (in German)

Guests only get access to e-books at some computers in the rooms of the university library.

In addition you can find academic open access e-Books in the Directory of Open Access Books


Here you could get a book free of charge:
Roter Faden - Präsentieren : Überzeugend vortragen im Studium.
Mit dem Kapitel „Umsetzung der Präsentation: Inszenierung“ aus
dem Buch von Maria Lammerding-Köppel und
"Erfolgreich präsentieren im Studium" von Jan Griewatz


  • Until April 5th 2021: beck-eLibrary
    Access to many e-books of beck-eLibrary published by C.H.BECK, Vahlen, Schäffer-Poeschel, Haufe Lexware, UVK, New Business and Medizinische Wissenschaftliche Verlagsgesellschaft
  • Bloomsbury Collections
    55 Titles
    Copyright years: 2018 - 2020
  • Until June 30th 2022: E-books von DeGruyter
    Over 75.000 DRM-free e-books from 1658 to 2016
    Natural sciences, social sciences, humanities
  • Please consider the terms of  usage and copyright laws!
  • Emerald Business, Management and Economics eBook Series Collection Archive
    1.300 titles
    from 1991 to 2017
    (National licence)

Hanser eLibrary

  • Engineering: copyright year 2014
  • Computer science: copyright years 2016, 2020
  • Quality management: copyright years 2016, 2020
  • Economics: copyright years 2014, 2016
  • Electrical engineering: copyright years 2019, 2020
  • Karger eBooks Collection 1997 - 2013
    570 titles
    Medical science
    from 1997 to 2013
    (National licence)
  • RuW-Online
    80 E-books  published by Fachmedien Recht und Wirtschaft and Boorberg
    Business law
    Access included in RuW-Online
  • SAGE knowledge
    Business & Management
    Media & Communication
    Copyright years until 2013
  • wiso ebooks
    More than 4.400 titles
    Economics,  Social Sciences
    Publishers: Bank-Verlag, Bedey, Business Village, Datev, Diplomica, Duncker & Humblot, Gabal, Hampp, Haufe-Lexware, Schlütersche, Schattauer ...