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. 


Co-operation with the University and City Library of Cologne (USB)

Due to the cooperation between the CBS and the Library of the Cologne University (Universitäts- und Stadtbibliothek Köln - USB) CBS-students can use the services of the USB without paying a member fee. External students must usually pay a fee of 20 € / year. In this way, CBS-students have access to 3.8 million media items. They can use the databases and the interlibrary loan service (*Fernleihe) offered by the USB as well.

General information about USB: click here.

* "Fernleihe" 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 operates with the European University of Applied Sciences (EUFH) in Brühl/Neuss to provide a direct internal book loan exchange service. 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.