Collection of the Children's Book Fair (KIBUM)
Room B 0-031
Room B 0-114
The collection of the Children's Book Fair (Kinderbuchmesse - KIBUM) is in the compact shelving on the 4th floor of the Central Library.
Contents of the collection
The University of Oldenburg's collection of contemporary literature for children and young readers largely stems from its annual acquisitions of exhibition copies at the Oldenburger Kinder- und Jugendbuchmesse (KIBUM). The City of Oldenburg and the Carl von Ossietzky University have jointly organised this non-commercial book and media fair since 1974. It provides an overview of the literature produced by German-language publishers for children and young readers.
Since exhibition books are procured as free copies, the holdings cannot be borrowed and are available for research purposes only. As such, the collection is used as seminar material and for the academic exhibitions organised for the KIBUM by the Oldenburger Forschungsstelle für Kinder- und Jugendliteratur (olfoki).
Materials can be requested for viewing purposes via the online ORBISplus catalogue. They are issued in the Multimedia Centre of the Central Library.
Please note that after the Oldenburg book fair in November exhibition copies from the current year are sent on to other locations (e.g. Lörrach, Ulm, Luxembourg) and do not arrive back at the University Library until late spring of the following year.