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This page provides information on how to register to use the library for external users of the University Library, students and staff at the University Medical Center, and students and staff at the University of Freiburg or another higher education institution in Freiburg.

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Students and staff at the University of Freiburg

Use your UniCard as your library card. 

To activate your UniCard, log in to your University Library account using your university account or visit us at the information desk. You can now manage all activity in your University Library account. 

If you register at the information desk, you will receive a PIN for the self-checkout system. Please do not keep this number with your library card as you will be held liable for any misuse of your University Library account. 

If you used the University Library before enrolling at the university, please now switch to using your UniCard. Bring your UniCard to the information desk in the University Library. 

Staff can apply for their UniCard via the university’s HR department.

External users

Visit us at the University Library’s information desk to register. The staff at the desk will issue you with a library card.  

We will need your ID or passport and official proof of residence. 

You will have to pay a one-off fee of EUR 12.00 for your card. The following groups are exempt from paying this fee:

  • Students studying at state-owned higher education institutions in Baden-Württemberg
  • Students studying at the Protestant University of Applied Sciences Freiburg
  • Students studying at the Catholic University of Applied Sciences Freiburg
  • Students studying at the Center for Jewish Studies Heidelberg 
  • Students studying at EUCOR institutions: the University of Basel, University of Strasbourg and University of Upper Alsace (Mulhouse and Colmar)

You can borrow a wide range of media from the University Library with your library card, as long as you fulfil the following conditions: 

  • You live in Baden-Württemberg 
  • You live in Alsace (67 and 68 postcodes) 
  • You live in north-west Switzerland (4 and 5 postcodes) 
  • You are a member of another higher education institution in Freiburg (not the university or the University of Education) 

Even if none of the aforementioned criteria apply to you, we will be happy to issue you with a library card so that you can use our media in the reading rooms. 

If you are underage, a legal guardian or a guarantor will need to sign the declaration of guarantee on the registration form. 

If you register at the information desk, you will receive a PIN for the self-checkout system and a password for your University Library account. Please do not keep these details with your library card as you will be held liable for any misuse of your University Library account.

Faculty members at the University of Freiburg (account for student associates)

In addition to your personal library account, you have the option of opening a second account for your student associates. They will borrow media for you through this library account. You fill out the registration form yourself with the note "Hiwi-Konto" and thus assume responsibility for the borrowed media. To create the account at the information desk, authentication is required either personally or by an authorized person.

Students and staff at the University of Education in Freiburg

Use your University of Education Card as your library card. 

Visit us at the information desk in the University Library to activate the University of Education Card.  

If you register at the information desk, you will receive a PIN for the self-checkout system and a password for your University Library account. Please do not keep these details with your library card as you will be held liable for any misuse of your University Library account.

Staff at the University Medical Center

Use your UniCard as a library card or obtain a library card from us. 

You can apply for a personalised UniCard for EUR 10.00 from IT Services or for a University Library library card for EUR 12.00 at the University Library’s information desk. 

If you register at the information desk, you will receive a PIN for the self-checkout system and a password for your University Library account. Please do not keep these details with your library card as you will be held liable for any misuse of your University Library account.

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