Important informations for students in their first semester

Get to know the library

At the beginning of your studies you will be offered a tour through the library, which will prepare you for using the library. The guided tour lasts for approx. 1 hour and apart from showing you the facilities and introducing you to the library services, we will provide you with the first tips for searching for literature and show you how to manage your library account.

Opening & service hours

Please note: Our opening hours vary in the teaching period, the examination period and during the semester breaks.

My library account

Personal data, borrowings, renewals, reservations, fees

Loans and extensions

Using the library is free. Before taking out your first loans you will need to activate your library account at the Service Desk, which will require you to indicate your university email address. 

As a member of the University, you will receive a University Card, which also functions as your Library Card.

You will need the Library Number (under the barcode) later to login to your library account via the internet, to use our self-service machines or to place orders for interlibrary loans. 

Extending the loan periods


Frequently asked and quickly answered

Working from home

If you are working from home, you should always use remote access to the Library for any searches. To do so, install our VPN client on your computer.

The client provides access to all of the databases, catalogues, e-books and e-journals from outside of the campus.


Licences: Terms of Use for Databases, e-Books & e-Journals