Technical Services

Copy, print, and scan

Ricoh book scanner

Anja Herwig, CC BY 4.0

Our copiers (b/w) and the book scanner (b/w) are maintained by the company Ricoh. You can pay for copies, scans and printouts with the canteen card (Mensakarte or the CampusCard) of the Studierendenwerk Berlin. For prices, please see the price list (pdf).

With the (top-side) book scanner (Ricoh), you can scan extensive projects and print them out directly or save them on your own storage medium (USB flash drive or memory card). In all cases, a fee is required to access this service. You can find information about the functions of the scanner and printers by reading the Ricoh manual (pdf).

Alternatively, you can easily purchase books as digital editions for a fee from the university library. Further information on this subject can be found under eod-Service.


Please note that copies, prints and scans are only available in black and white in the Campus Nord Branch Library.

Public computer workstations

The Campus Nord Branch Library offers 40 public computer workstations. Whereas some of the installed applications are available for use without registration, other software applications require a login via a library or HU-account. Please see the software lists of the Computer and Media Service (CMS) for further information.

WLAN (Wi-Fi) connection with your own device

In order to use the Wi-Fi with your own laptop, tablet or smartphone in the Campus Nord Branch Library, you must be a member or affiliate of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin or another university participating in the international Eduroam network. You can find further information on the corresponding pages of the Computer and Media Service (CMS).

VPN for remote access to electronic resources

To get remote access to services which are only accessible via the Humboldt-University network, it is necessary to install a VPN access on your device of choice. By means of VPN (Virtual Private Network), your device becomes virtually a part of the Humboldt-Universität network independent of its physical location. After establishing the VPN, you can remotely access the electronic resources of the library, e.g. electronic journals, e-books and databases. The Computer and Media Service (CMS) provides instructions on how to set up a Virtual Private Network (VPN).