Our network

We work together effectively with other institutions to provide you a comprehensive network service with extensive data and media storage capability.

The CBS library stock focuses on the textbooks that are relevant for the studies at the CBS and for the lecturers course preparation. The cooperation with our partners, which has been deleveloped over many years, allows us to also provide an extended range of services which creates additional capabilities for further scientific studies. We link services effectively in this way and this would not be possible without cooperation. 


University and City Library of Cologne (USB)

CBS students have also the possibility to use the services of the University and City Library of Cologne (USB). The annual member fee costs CBS students 20 euros, but you can get a refund from CBS. The USB offers more than 3,8 Mio media, many databases and interlibrary loan service*.

General information about the USB: click here.

* "Interlibrary loan service" means that a library orders a book for you from another library if your library hasn't the book in stock. The interlibrary loan service operates throughout Germany and with the majority of libraries.


The CBS cooperates with the European University of Applied Sciences (EUFH) in Brühl and Neuss to provide an interlibrary loan service between the libraries. The books ordered will be located and transported about twice a week and laid ready for your collection and use. This service is free of charge for you as a CBS student.