The book collection contains a well-selected and high quality list of books covering all Vietnamese-German University (VGU) study programs. The subject coverage of the materials is able to meet users’ demands, inclusive of economics and engineering. Languages of books are mainly written in English and a small section in German. Especially, there is a collection of books for students to improve their language skills and obtain the language requirements at VGU, in both English and German. Users can choose in-house use of books or books for lending to read at home.

For book lending policies, it is specified in the Library Regulations via this link.

Audio-Visual collections

At Vietnamese-German University, all Bachelor program students are required to attend Foundation Year which is a one year obligatory preparation course. The goal of the program is to improve students’ capacities of languages, course knowledge and other skills. Therefore, the library develops audio-visual collections to tailor the needs for these areas, especially English and German languages. The collections include books accompanied with CDs or DVDs to help students advance their languages for achieving the required IELTS scores and to be well prepared to participate in an international Bachelor program.


Course reserves

What are Course Reserves?

Course Reserves is a library service offered to faculties and instructors to make materials available to their students for a specific academic course or other use. To ensure that Course Reserves materials are available to students by the first day of term, we recommend submitting the list of materials for Course Reserves at least 2 months before the start of the semester. 

Materials for Course Reserves: reserved items may include books, lecture notes, articles, multimedia resources, and other course-related materials. 

To search for the Course, Instructors and Course Books/Materials, please visit Course Reserves page.



The Springer Open portfolio has grown tremendously since its launch in 2010, so that we now offer researchers from all areas of science, technology, medicine, the humanities and social sciences a place to publish open access in journals. Publishing with Springer Open makes your work freely available online for everyone, immediately upon publication, and our high-level peer-review and production processes guarantee the quality and reliability of the work. Open access books are published by our Springer imprint. (Source: Springer Open)


Science Direct (SD) is Elsevier’s leading database for academic communities. It comprises full-text scientific, technical and health publications with updated documents to keep users informed in their fields. SD conveys over 3,800 journals and more than 35,000 book titles. We are currently provided to access to 1,876 journals dated from 2007 to 2019, and 284 ebooks.

Open Access Australasia (previously Australasian Open Access Strategy Group – AOASG) advocates for and supports practical initiatives on open access in Australia and New Zealand. They do this through raising awareness of why open access is important, collaboration regionally and internationally and by helping to build capacity and expertise within this region. They support all models of open access, and in particular they endorse the principles of the  F.A.I.R. Access Policy Statement for research outputs to be Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable, ensuring they can be part of the global research ecosystem (Source: Open Access Australasia)

Open Library is a project of the non-profit Internet Archive, and has been funded in part by a grant from the California State Library and the Kahle/Austin Foundation. To date, the project have gathered over 20 million records from a variety of large catalogs as well as single contributions, with more on the way.  There are over 1,000,000 free ebook titles available. (Source: Open Library)

HathiTrust Digital Library is a digital preservation repository and highly functional access platform. It provides long-term preservation and access services for public domain and in copyright content from a variety of sources, including Google, the Internet Archive, Microsoft, and in-house partner institution initiatives. The partners ensure the reliability and efficiency of the digital library by relying on community standards and best practices, developing policies and procedures to manage content and services at scale, and maintaining a modular, open infrastructure. (Source: HathiTrust Digital Library )

The primary aim of DOAB is to increase discoverability of Open Access books. Academic publishers are invited to provide metadata of their Open Access books to DOAB. Metadata will be harvestable in order to maximize dissemination, visibility and impact. Aggregators can integrate the records in their commercial services and libraries can integrate the directory into their online catalogues, helping scholars and students to discover the books. The directory is open to all publishers who publish academic, peer reviewed books in Open Access and should contain as many books as possible, provided that these publications are in Open Access and meet academic standards. (Source: DOAB)

  • Link for access: DOAB


Project Gutenberg offers over 50,000 free ebooks: choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online. Project Gutenberg carries high quality ebooks: the ebooks were previously published by bona fide publishers. The books are digitized and diligently proofread with the help of thousands of volunteers. No fee or registration is required. Over 100,000 free ebooks are available through the Partners, Affiliates and Resources. (Source: Project Gutenberg)

Internet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more. Its purposes include offering permanent access for researchers, historians, scholars, people with disabilities, and the general public to historical collections that exist in digital format. (Source: Internet Archive )



ProQuest Central is the largest, multidisciplinary, full-text database in the market today, totaling over 170 subjects, making the database the broadest research resource in the world.

SpringerLink is the world’s most comprehensive online database of scientific, technological and medical journals, books and reference works. There are over 9 million scientific documents in the collection.

Electronic publishing of books is quickly changing how companies around the world are producing and distributing knowledge and how the public, students and researchers are consuming it. The mission of iG Publishing is to facilitate access to this global knowledge. (Source: iGroup)

Oxford Scholarship Online (OSO) is a vast and rapidly-expanding library, providing easy access to thousands of books across the world-renowned scholarly list of Oxford University Press (OUP). Spanning subjects across the humanities, social sciences, sciences, medicine, and law, OSO is an essential research resource for student, scholar, and academic alike, no matter what your subject specialty.(Source: OSO)

Harvard Business Review Press is a leading global book publisher and a division of Harvard Business Review Group. There are over 700 ebooks that are searchable via EBSCO platform. The collection covers the subjects of business administration, economics, leadership and management, human resource management, etc.