Corona pandemic

Current information for users of the University Library and the campus libraries (Updated: 2021-02-15)

LATEST NEWS: Extension of restrictions until 2021-03-07

Due to the Corona regulations of the state of Baden-Württemberg dated 2020-11-30 (in the version valid as of 2021-02-15), the restrictions on public traffic in the University Library and the subject libraries will remain in effect until 2021-03-07.

Due to the currently valid CoronaVO of the state of Baden-Württemberg, the University Library and its campus libraries can currently only guarantee a limited lending service for ordered media. The study spaces and reading rooms of the University Library as well as the campus libraries will remain closed until 2021-03-07.

Borrowing

Borrowing of ordered media possible again

You can borrow and return media previously ordered in the Katalog plus.

Loans are available Mon–Fri 10 am–6 pm (last admission: 5.45 pm) as follows:

  • You order holdings from the closed or open stacks in the Katalog plus via your library account (with the option "notification by mail").
  • After receiving the notification email, you can borrow the books on the next opening day on the 1. basement of the UB via the self-checkout with your PIN.

Renewals of loan periods

The collection of late fees is suspended until 2021-03-07. The fee procedure will be resumed on the 8th calendar day after the comprehensive reopening of the University Library (for learning and lending purposes). (The day of the reopening is not counted). To avoid late fees for media whose loan period expires before the University Library reopens, please also be sure to use the option to extend the loan period via the Katalog plus.

Access to the University Library and the campus libraries

The study spaces and reading rooms of the University Library as well as the campus libraries will remain closed until 2021-03-07.

Borrowing of ordered media possible again in the University Library and the campus libraries of the Technische Fakultät and the Wirtschaftswissenschaften. For further information, please visit the websites of the two campus libraries

Access to the library

Entrance and exit are separate. Access is via Platz der Universität 2 (revolving door east). The exit is via Milchstraße (revolving door west).

Behaviour in the building

  • Please observe the usual spacing rules.
  • Access to the library only permitted with medical mask. Alternatively, FFP2 masks (or comparable) can be worn.
  • Please note that only a limited number of people may enter the lending area.
  • Please limit the time you spend in the library to what is necessary.

Expanded range of electronic media

As a reaction to the closure of the University Library and all campus libraries due to the Corona crisis, we have expanded our digital services. Here you will find information on newly added electronic offers on an ongoing basis.

Campus delivery services and Interlibrary Loans

Scan service

During the restrictions in the University Library and in the campus libraries caused by the Corona pandemic, it is possible for members of the University of Freiburg to order articles from journals and collective works from the holdings of the UB and the campus libraries free of charge. Scan service

Postal service for books

During the restrictions in the University Library and in the campus libraries caused by the Corona pandemic, it is possible for members of the University of Freiburg to get loanable books from our stock by mail  for a fee. Postal service

Interlibrary Loans

Interlibrary loan requests are processed within the framework of Corona-related restrictions.

The following services are not available until further notice

  • New registration of non-university users
  • Rebooking of media already borrowed 
  • Detailed advice and information
  • Use of media that can only be borrowed in the reading room (please do not order these!)
  • Issue of interlibrary loans that can only be used in the reading room
  • Use of the special reading room and the holdings that can only be used there (please do not order these!)
  • Lending and return of equipment from the Medienzentrum is currently not possible
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