The Campus library in Esbjerg was established as a part of the South Jutland University Centre and became part of the University Library of Southern Denmark in 1999.

The Campus library in Esbjerg has a stock of just under 200.000 volumes, subscribes to about 1.000 printed journals and gives access to more than 7.000 electronic journals and a large number of scientific databases.

The subject areas covered are primarily those researched and taught in at the University of Southern Denmark in Esbjerg. First and foremost business economy, business languages, history, public administration, political science and tourism. The library also includes  literature on sociology, agriculture, fishery and there is a large collection on Eastern Europe.

The Campus Library in Esbjerg also has five special collections, which include a lot of older literature.

Many of the library's books are placed on open shelves and can be borrowed immediately at the lending desk.

The books are arranged on the shelves according to the UDK system with the following main categories:

UDK System
0 Fundamentals of knowledge and culture
1 Philosophy. Psychology. Logic. Ethics
2 Religion
3 Social sciences

31 Statistics. Demography. Sociology
32 Politics
33 Economics
34 Law
35 Public administration
36 Social welfare. Insurance
37 Education. Teaching
39 Ethnography. Way of life. Folklore
5 Mathematics and science
52 Astronomy. Astrophysics. Geodesy
53 Physics
54 Chemistry
55 Geology
56 Palaeontology
57 Biological sciences
58 Botany
59 Zoology
6 Applied sciences
61 Medical sciences
62 Technology. Energy
63 Agriculture. Forestry. Hunting. Fishing
64 Home economics, domestic and commercial
65 Business economics
66 Chemical technological industry
67 Other industries
69 Building trade
7 Physical planning. Art. Architecture
8 Language and literature
9 Geography. Biography. History

91 Geography
92 Genealogy
93 History. Theory and method. History of the ancient world
94 History of the Middle Ages. Modern history

Many of the library's journals are also stored on open stacks. These journals are arranged in alphabetical order and most of them are available for loan according to the library's usual lending rules.

Books and journals stored in closed stacks (Magasin) can be requested via the library's catalogue.

You can get help and instruction in the use of the library's catalogue at the information desk.