FAUdok celebrates fifth anniversary

Bild: FAU/Georg Pöhlein

The University Library can scan documents for you and deliver them as PDFs

The free campus delivery service FAUdok is celebrating its fifth anniversary this year with its 40,000th order. Since 2010, FAUdok has allowed students and staff at FAU to order copies of articles and sections of books and have them delivered in PDF format within just a few days. This saves members of the University having to travel between Erlangen and Nuremberg just to access an article.

Orders can currently be placed with FAUdok for articles and book chapters held at the Main Library, the Science and Technology Branch Library (Technisch-naturwissenschaftliche Zweigbibliothek), the Economics and Social Sciences Branch Library (Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliche Zweigbibliothek), the Education Sciences Branch Library (Erziehungswissenschaftliche Zweigbibliothek), the Social Sciences Departmental Library (Gruppenbibliothek Sozialwissenschaften) and the Law Departmental Library (Teilbibliothek Jura). FAUdok is included as one of the services in the online catalogue to enable important information to be transferred.

It is easy to use – simply log in to OPACplus, search for the journal in which the article you want was published, select the ‘Get document’ tab and then click on the SFX button. In the new window that opens, select ‘Dokumentbestellung im Bibliotheksverbund Bayern FAUdok bzw. Fernleihe’. Fill in the missing information in the order form – and that’s it!

The University Library will scan the document for you and send it to you within a few days.

Do you have any more questions about FAUdok? Detailed information is available at

Further information:

Christoph Jensen
Phone: +49 9131 8529324


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