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22.06.2023Relax & recharge until the end of August 2023

Good vibes only - Neuron Activation Pod on trial in the Economics Library

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  • Neuron Activation Pod
  • N.A.P. in der VWL-Bibliothek

The Library of Economics is excited to present the Neuron Activation Pod, also known as N.A.P.

N.A.P. is a wellness pod with gentle vibrations and music.The groundbreaking Neurosonic technology of N.A.P. stimulates the sensorial tissues with very low frequency vibrations. The result is a powerful stimulation on both physical and mental levels. It promotes the body’s natural healing abilities and guides the user into a meditation-like state.

N.A.P. helps you to:

  • Fix stress-based symptoms
  • Enhance the quality of sleep
  • Relieve muscular tension and swelling
  • Recharge
  • Improve your concentration and productivity

Developed by the Finnish brand LoOok Industries and Neurosonic the Neuron Activation Pod is a giant leap towards the future of office furniture and wellbeing in the workplace: a perfect recovery from the stresses of working life.


Enjoy your personal N.A.P. time for free on the 3rd floor of the Economics Library.

Follow Billy and see how he uses The Neuron Activation Pod (N.A.P.)

A week in the life of a bear. Follow Billy and see how he uses The Neuron Activation Pod (N.A.P.) to fix stress-based symptoms, to recharge and to enhance the quality of his sleep.

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16.08.2023A course package during the semester break - online via Zoom

Ready for term paper

Are you a student at the University of Cologne and have to write a term paper, but don't know where to start? You keep telling yourself to start writing sooner? We have put together a range of courses on homework and dissertations: From time planning to avoiding plagiarism. The courses are without registration, you can just drop by.

Overview of the courses in ILIAS EduLabs:

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10.05.2023Service restrictions on loans

Changeover to the new library management system Alma in summer 2023

On 6 September 2023, the new library system Alma will be launched. Before that, almost all internal workflows have to be adapted and a total of 5 million book data have to be integrated into the new system.

These are the main service restrictions during the changeover phase:

  • No interlibrary loan of books from 7 July - 5 September 2023.
  • In the Main Library, Department of Human Sciences, HF Library Remedial Education and Rehabilitation as well as in the Libraries of Management, Sociology, and Economics - from the end of August until the 5 September 2023 - you cannot:
    • borrow, renew or return any media,
    • order or reserve media,
    • access your library account,
    • create a library card or update your personal data,
    • pay any fees at the cash machine.
  • Any existing reservations from the old system will be deleted.

These restrictions fall exactly in the time of the term paper preparation. Plan ahead!

Find detailed information on the changeover on the UCL website:


24.01.2023New access from the university network

Gallup Analytics

Gallup Analytics is an online research platform that houses more than a decade of international public opinion data from more than 160 countries and areas and nearly a century of U.S. national data.

Powered by the Gallup World Poll and other public opinion and survey research, Gallup Analytics provides you with unprecedented access to internationally comparable, broad coverage, in-depth research, with trend lines on important measurements of human development.

Accessible from the university network (also by VPN).

Our subscription includes 4 individual user licenses to the respondent level datasets (raw data) for the World Poll and US Daily Polling databases. 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us by email.


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10.01.2023Learning without coffee is possible, but pointless

The Coffee-Bike - new for you in the WiSo tube

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After months of deprivation, there's finally coffee again at fair prices in the coffee bar in the WiSo tube. The WiSo Deanery has pulled out all the stops to offer you a chance to enjoy a good coffee directly in the WiSo wing. The result: since 28.11.2022, a Coffee-Bike has been available for all students and staff.

The coffee specialities are brewed from 100% organic premium Arabica beans of the Caferino brand. You'll be spoilt for choice: a quick espresso / espresso doppio or a latte macchiato in XL with an extra espresso shot? The "non-coffee drinkers" have also been catered for. Chai latte and various teas are available. Or perhaps you would prefer a hot chocolate? Of course, you can refine your drink with a syrup of your choice or choose the vegan version with a milk alternative.

For every Caferino espresso pack sold or used, the company says it donates 10 cents to the aid organisation terre des hommes - help for children in need. We think that's a good thing!


The Coffee-Bike was in the WiSo tube from December 2022 to early February 2023. It helped us get through the dark, cold season by serving up the finest caffeine and other hot delicacies. Many thanks to the Coffee-Bike team for this great bridge!

From April 2023, the coffee bar of the Kölner Studierendenwerk will provide us with delicious drinks and snacks at the same location. (More information coming soon)

Opening hours WiSo coffee bar from 03.04.2023

Monday - Friday
9:00 am -  3:00 pm

Where: Room 0.238 (Arbeitsraum/Kaffeebar, see site map)