The reading room on the 3rd floor of the Research Library provides an authorized workplace for accessing digital preservation copies. At the authorized workplace, readers can access e-books and e-publications that have been received as preservation copies in the DIGAR digital archive, and to which the publisher has set access restrictions.
Since January 1, 2017, preservation copies are received digitally in addition to the paper format. The authorized workplace allows readers to read the publications in full, but printing, saving, and connecting external data carriers is not possible at the workplace. It is also prohibited to photograph or film the materials.
If a digital preservation copy is available, a link to it can be found in the ESTER e-catalog.