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Finding and Using Media

The Popakademie’s library is a thematically organised reference library that reflects the Academy’s role as a competence centre for popular music and music business. In the last several years, we have aquired plenty of treasures - from books and periodicals, to audio recordings and movies. Our media include relevant reference material, prominent industry magazines, sound recordings and ressources, as well as course specific publications and references.

Borrowing Media

It is possible to study in the Reading Room on the 3rd floor. Since the Library is a reference library, books may only be borrowed overnight or on Fridays and returned the next workday. If there are multiple editions of a book, it can be borrowed for one week. If a medium is required for a longer period of time for thesis research, please submit an application to the degree programme director of your respective department.

National Licenses

The Popakademie Baden-Württemberg has access to certain electronic media such as periodicals and databases, thanks to the funding programme “Interregional Library Services and National Licences” of the German Research Foundation (DFG). These services are activated through DBIS and EZB and are made possible by the following institutions:
  • Bavarian State Library
  • Lower Saxony State and University Library
  • Technical Information Library
  • Leibniz Information Centre for Economics
  • DFG National Licences