Corona pandemic

Current information for users of the University Library and the campus libraries (Updated: 2021-04-06)

LATEST NEWS: Use of the reading rooms now possible in four time slots

Students and employees of the University of Freiburg can now use the reading rooms of the UB after prior online registration Mon–Sun 8–24.00 (in four time slots).

Borrowing

Borrowing of ordered media possible again

Loans are available and can be returned Mon–Fri 8 am–6 pm, Sat 10 am – 6 pm (last admission: 5.45 pm).

Please note that only a limited number of people may enter the lending area. Therefore, please limit your stay to the minimum necessary. Access does not entitle you to use the reading rooms!

Late fees procedure starts again on 2021-04-21

If you have borrowed media from the University Library whose loan period ends before 7 April 2021, please remember to extend these loan periods or return the volumes in good time if an extension is no longer possible.

In addition, we kindly ask you to return borrowed books that have been earmarked by a third party immediately after the loan period has expired.

Access to the reading room

Students and staff of the University of Freiburg can use the reading rooms and study spaces of the UB to a limited extent after prior online registration Mon–Sun 8am–midnight (in four time slots). The special reading room is open Mon–Fri 9–12 and 14–17 by prior appointment. Further information

Media Centre

Pre-ordered equipment is issued and returned on Wednesdays and Fridays from 11 am to 1 pm at the UB information desk on the ground floor. Reservations please only by e-mail at: mz@ub.uni-freiburg.de no later than 1 pm on the day before pick-up.

Access to the campus libraries

Students and staff of the University of Freiburg can book a reading place in most of the campus libraries after prior online registration or email or telephone reservation. 

Current information on the opening of the subject libraries can be found here

In addition to the UB, ordered media can also be borrowed from 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.
  • It is compulsory to wear a medical mouth/nose covering in the building. Alternatively, FFP2 masks (or comparable) may be worn.
  • Please note that only a limited number of people may enter the lending area.

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

  • Detailed advice and information
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