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Digitization request

Everything at a glance: Quick guide

Creating a request

Visit the Wissensportal der Künste to create a digitization request. You require a valid library account to be able to do so.

Digital copies can also be requested via the account Gastscan if no library account is available.

Library card number: Gastscan
Password: Gastscan

In this case, it is mandatory to provide an e-mail address. Please follow the step-by-step instructions in the manual.

Costs and delivery

The service is free of charge until further notice.

You will receive an e-mail with a download link upon completion. This can take up to 14 days.


The university library provides a scanning service for non-loan items located in:

  • Magazin (closed stack)
  • Außenmagazin (external stack)
  • Raramagazin (rare book stack)

These digital copies are either the entire work or individual pages/illustrations.

The university library reserves the right to cancel requests due to legal or conservational reasons. Please note - requests within the scope of UrhG § 60c can be fulfilled for UdK members only.

Digitization standards

The output format is PDF/A.

All scans are made in colour, but with different resolutions:

  • Publications in copyright (according to UrhG § 60c): 150 ppi (without full text search).
  • Text publications without illustrations: 300 ppi (including full text search)
  • Music scores, manuscripts and publications with illustrations: 400 ppi (without full text search)

If you have specific technical requirements, please fill out the comment section while placing your request. Our team will get in touch with you.