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Coronavirus

Due to the 15th Bavarian Infection Protection Measures Ordinance of 23.11.2021, the following conditions of use apply at Würzburg University Library:

Access to the University Library (Main Library and departmental libraries) is only possible for fully vaccinated or recovered persons (2G). Please show appropriate proof at the entrance without being asked and also identify yourself with an official photo ID.

In the University Library - as in all university buildings - it is compulsory to wear an FFP2 mask. An FFP2 mask must also be worn at the learning and computer workstations and in the study rooms.

The study rooms as well as the learning and computer workstations must be reserved online in advance.

Services of the University Library of Würzburg during the Corona Pandemic

The possibilities of use of the Bavarian university libraries are based on the currently valid Bavarian Infection Protection Measures Ordinance.

We will provide information about changes on this website and on our social media channels.

All online services of the Würzburg University Library are available without restrictions. We recommend that all members and students of the university primarily use our wide range of e-books, e-journals and databases.

We are also there to answer your questions during the Corona crisis:

 

  • In order to supply the University with literature, the Main Library is open Mon - Fri 08:30 - 24:00 and Sat - Sun 09:00 - 22:00 for borrowing media.
  • Access is regulated by our staff.
  • Wearing a medical face mask is compulsory when the hospital traffic light is green. If the hospital traffic light is yellow or red, it is mandatory to wear a FFP2 mask. The mask obligation also applies when visiting all other buildings of the university. Please observe markings and walkways and keep a distance of 1,5 m from other people. At Red level, University management recommends that students consistently comply with the mask requirement regardless of maintaining the minimum 1.5 m distance.
  • Excluded from entering the library are persons showing symptoms indicative of a COVID-19 disease such as cough, cold, sore throat, fever (≥ 38.0°C), loss of smell and taste.
  • Please prepare your media list with shelfmarks before your visit. Please fetch the required media from the reading rooms yourself.
  • Multifunctional copiers and Book2net scanning stations can be used in self-service (see under "Copiers, printers and scanners").
  • Only media from the stacks and interlibrary loan that can be used in the reading room are available. For use, you will receive a reading room place.
  • Microfilms and microfiches can be used by prior appointment in the Special Collections Reading Room (see under "Research with Special Collections").
  • Places to study and workrooms for 1 person can be used after prior booking (see under "Learning workplaces"). An FFP2 mask must also be worn at the learning workplaces.
  • The computer workstations in the foyer on the ground floor can be used after prior booking (see under "Computer workstations").
  • You may take jackets and bags into the reading rooms. The locker facility and toilets are open.
  • Please limit your stay for borrowing and copying, printing or scanning to a maximum of 30 minutes.
  • To return media, please use the returns box in front of the Main Library (next to the entrance towards the canteen).

Health protection remains a priority! Please help us with consideration and flexibility so that we can continue to offer this lending service as well as the use on site!

The holdings of the special collections (Franconian regional studies, manuscripts and early prints, other special holdings and media such as microfilms and microfiches) as well as interlibrary loans requiring special protection can be viewed in the Special Collections Reading Room in accordance with the currently valid Bayerischen Infektionsschutzmaßnahmenverordnung.

What do I need to consider?

The Special Collections Reading Room is currently only open to a limited number of people. Therefore, please book a study desk as soon as you have received confirmation from us that your media are ready for you and that viewing is possible.

For the most valuable items from the collections we require a written application (PDF, 80 KB) and present your ID or passport.

You must leave your jackets and bags (including laptop bags) in the cloakroom on the ground floor. Drinks (including water) are not permitted in our reading room.

To book workstations in the Special Collections Reading Room

To supply the university with literature, some departmental libraries are open for lending media. For further information, please refer to the websites of the departmental libraries.

Please note that not all libraries of the university are managed directly by the UB and that you would have to contact individual departments, institutes and other institutions. You can find an overview at https://www.bibliothek.uni-wuerzburg.de/en/departmental-libraries/overview-of-departmental-libraries/ .

You can find further services offered by the departmental libraries under https://www.bibliothek.uni-wuerzburg.de/en/departmental-libraries/departmental-libraries-during-the-corona-pandemic/.

You can fetch borrowable media from the open access holdings of the Main Library yourself from the reading rooms to borrow them.

You can reserve media in the UB catalogue and order them from the stacks. Interlibrary loans are also possible. You can collect your ordered media from the collection shelves in the Main Reading Hall on the first floor..

Media from our stacks or from interlibrary loans, which can only be used in the reading rooms, can be ordered in the library catalogue and collected at the circulation desk. We will then assign you a reading room place.

Alternatively, you can use our repro and digitisation services within the framework of copyright restrictions. Further information for university members can be found under "Services for academics" and "Services for students"

Please extend the loan periods of your borrowed media - as usual - even in the UB catalogue.

What happens after the loan period has expired?

Media whose loan period has expired should be returned as soon as possible (see "Return of borrowed media").

We will demand the return of media with an expired loan period at a charge. We send these requests for media return by letter post to the postal address stored in your library account. You can find this address in your library account under: MY LIBRARY ACCOUNT / USER DATA / address data.

Please check if these data are still up-to-date. Students of the University of Würzburg change their address to WueStudy themselves. All others please report address changes in writing to the circulation desk of the UB: ub-ausleihe@uni-wuerzburg.de

Media borrowed in the Main Library or the departmental libraries can be returned around the clock via the returns box of the Main Library (to the right of the entrance in the direction of the canteen).

Please send returns by post to: Universitätsbibliothek, Leihstelle, Am Hubland, 97074 Würzburg. (Note: The date of receipt by us is decisive for the timely return of the item).

Places to study

Since the 16.03.2021, the learning workstations in the reading rooms of the Main Library will again have limited use. The places are numbered and must be booked online in advance. After booking, you will receive a seat ticket by e-mail, which you should print out or bring with you on your smartphone to the booked date.

You can book one study workstation per day for the period Mon-Fri 08:30-13:30, 14:00-18:30 or 19:00-24:00 and Sat-Sun 09:00-13:30, 14:00-18:30 or 19:00-22:00. These learning workstations are primarily intended for students of the University of Würzburg; however, a limited number of workstations are open to all library users.

Students of the University of Würzburg can book the study rooms on the 1st and 2nd floor of the Main Library. The booking periods are the same as for the study workstations. Booking is possible 3 days in advance. Use is limited to 1 person per room.

Some departmental libraries again allows limited use of study workstations. Details can be found on the Website of the relevant departmental library.

For reservation of learning workstations in the Main Library and in our departmental libraries

As of 20.12.2021, we will again offer computer workstations in the foyer on the ground floor of the Main Library for all users of Würzburg University Library.

The workstations are numbered and must be booked online in advance. You can reserve two periods of between 30 minutes and two hours per day (i.e. a maximum of 2 x 2 hours per day).

To make a reservation in our booking system, use your JMU ID (students and employees of JMU) or your login for the computer workstations (interested people from the city and region and students of the FHWS).

Please note: The reservation of computer workstations is made without guarantee. As unforeseeable technical defects or infrastructural disturbances may occur, the University Library cannot guarantee that you will be able to use your booked workstation.

> To book computer workstations in the Main Library

Interested persons from the city and the region and students of the FHWS who use a computer workstation in the University Library for the first time since 20.07.2020 must first activate their internet access.

Please disinfect your hands before and after using the computer workstations. A disinfectant dispenser is available on site for this purpose.

The computer workstations in most of the departmental libraries cannot be used at the moment. Details can be found on the website of the respective library.

Further services

Use of the licensed offers:
The range of licensed e-media (e-books, e-journals, databases) continues to be available to members of the University of Würzburg around the clock, regardless of location. Please log into the university network from home. Since there are currently bottlenecks with the VPN server, please use EZProxy!

You can use the multifunctional copiers (for copying, printing and scanning) as well as the Book2net scanning stations (for quick scanning of books and journals) of the Main Library in self-service. You will need a USB stick to save scans and to print them out.

The use of the device is limited to a maximum of 30 minutes. A disinfectant dispenser is available on site to disinfect your hands before and after use.

The use of microfilms and microfiches is only possible after booking the microfilm workstation in the Special Collections Reading Room in advance (see under "Research with Special Collections").

The copiers, printers and scanners in some of our departmental libraries are also available for use again.

Unfortunately, the EC recharger in the Main Library is currently not accessible due to construction work. The nearest possibility to top up your chip card balance is in the Mensateria Campus Hubland Nord.

Until further notice, a delivery is only possible by post or internal mail. Please send your copies to:

Universitätsbibliothek Würzburg
Dissertationen
Am Hubland
97074 Würzburg

Emergency supply service

University academics can still order articles from Elsevier-Verlag via the free-of-charge service for Elsevier journals. The interlibrary loan has been running again since 12.05.2020.

Delivery and collection service

The delivery and pick-up service for academics with a work address at Hubland North or outside the Hubland campus is offered again by the UB..

Digitisation of research-relevant literature for JMU scientists

To be able to provide the JMU Würzburg researchers in cases of compelling necessity with the literature they need, the University Library of Würzburg now offers, within the limits of their personnel and organisational possibilities, an extended digital delivery via the Electronic reserve collections of the Library Digitisation Lab.

How do you proceed?

  1. Check the catalogue of the University Library to see if the desired titles are available in the holdings of the Main Library (Zentralbibliothek) or a departmental library (Teilbibliothek).
  2. If you want to order digitized material, please use the form for the Electronic reserve collections and enter "Subject: Research-related literature" in the comments field. The team of the Library Digitisation Lab will check your order and deliver it to you promptly via download link.

What do I need to consider?

Despite the current exceptional situation the digital delivery of literature is subject to valid copyright law. Within the framework of § 60c UrhG libraries can make up to 75% of works not out-of-print available on behalf of researchers for the purpose of non-commercial research. Therefore, please make sure that the "Subject: Research-related literature" is entered in the comment field of the ESA order.

For articles in specialist journals and out-of-print titles, up to 100% of the work can be made available. A complete delivery of articles from newspapers and public publications is not possible.

Please limit your orders to urgently needed titles and parts of works, as the personnel and technical possibilities are limited and other researchers should also be able to obtain literature in solidarity. Therefore please make sure that you specify the required pages when ordering ESA!

Expansion of the electronic reserve collections (ESA) for JMU students

To be able to provide the students of JMU Würzburg in cases of compelling necessity with the literature for their scientific work, the University Library of Würzburg now offers, within the limits of her personnel and organisational possibilities, extended electronic reserve collections. Students can therefore also currently send their literature requirements to the Digitization Lab of the University Library.

How do you proceed?

  1. Check the catalogue of the University Library to see if the desired titles are available in the holdings of the Library and whether digital copies of the required works (e.g. e-books, online access to newspapers, journal articles or anthologies) are not already available.
  2. To order digital copies, please send an e-mail to the following contact: digitalisierung@bibliothek.uni-wuerzburg.de

To be able to process your request, we need the following information in your e-mail:

  • Please enter as subject: Extended electronic reserve collections - Literature requirements for own scientific work
  • In the text:
    • Your name, matriculation and library number
    • The name of the researcher supervising the work or the seminar
    • Bibliographic information (author, title, page number) and shelf number of the required work (e.g. 20/NB ...)

 Please make sure that you indicate the required pages, as we can only provide you with a maximum of 75% of a work for personal use for copyright reasons!

 Due to the staffing possibilities of the Digitisation Centre, a maximum of 2 titles can be requested per person!

The team of the Digitisation Lab will check your order and contact you promptly.

What do I need to consider?

Despite the current exceptional situation, the digital provision of literature is subject to the valid copyright law. Within the framework of § 60c UrhG, libraries can make up to 75% of works not out-of-print available on behalf of students exclusively for their own academic work (e.g. seminar papers, bachelor's and master's theses). In the case of articles in specialist journals and out-of-print titles, up to 100% may be made available. A complete provision of articles from newspapers and public publications is not possible.

Please limit your orders to urgently needed titles and parts of works, since the personnel and technical possibilities are limited and other students should also be able to obtain literature in solidarity. Therefore, please make sure that you specify the required pages when ordering.

 

Literature supply for students without 2G status

As long as access to the University Library of Würzburg is only possible for those who are fully vaccinated or recovered (2G), we offer an additional service for literature supply for students of JMU Würzburg who do not have 2G status.


Borrowing your media through a third party

If you do not have 2G status yourself, you can also instruct a person you trust, who can provide proof of 2G status, to borrow and collect the media you require. To do this, simply give your library card (student ID) to the person you have instructed.

On presentation of your library card, the person you have instructed can borrow new media from the UB to your library account and collect the media you have ordered.


Ordering media for collection

If you are neither vaccinated nor recovering and no one can borrow literature on your behalf, you can order a maximum of five media for your exam preparation or for writing an academic paper.

You can then collect the ordered media at an agreed time Mon-Fri mornings from the mailroom of the Main Library. The mailroom is located at the back (east side) of the building directly next to the staff and supplier entrance.

How to order:

  • Fill out the order form.
  • Send an e-mail to ub-ausleihe@uni-wuerzburg.de with the order form attached.
  • Use Media Collection Post Office as the subject line.
  • We will contact you as soon as we know when the books have been assembled and arrange a date for collection.
  • Come to the Post Office on the agreed date and bring your library card (student card) with you. We will then hand over the ordered media to you in exchange for a receipt.

Your questions

The University Library's website and social media channels provide information on current developments.
Questions are answered by the University Library's information desk by e-mail (ub-information@uni-wuerzburg.de) or by phone on 0931/31-85906 (Mon-Fri 08:30-19:00, Sat-Sun 09:00-18:00).
WhatsApp inquiries will also be answered within this time slot.