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University Library (Main Library and departmental libraries) closed until 19.04.2020

Against the background of the spread of the coronavirus, the University Library of Würzburg has implemented the specification of the Bavarian State Ministry of Science and Art: The Main Library at Hubland and all departmental libraries are closed to the public until Sunday, 19 April 2020. This measure is intended to protect users and staff and to slow down the spread of the coronavirus. We ask for your understanding for these measures in view of the current exceptional situation.

This means in detail (status: 19.03.2020):

It is no longer possible to borrow and order books or to collect ordered or reserved media. Interlibrary lending has also been discontinued throughout Bavaria.

The range of e-media (e-books, e-journals, databases) will continue to be available to members of the University of Würzburg around the clock, regardless of location. Please  log into the Uninetz from home.
Some publishers are currently also making unlicensed content temporarily accessible.

Claims for return and reminders are suspended until further notice. Please extend the loan periods of your borrowed media - as usual - even in the UB catalogue.
If you cannot extend the loan periods yourself (e.g. if the maximum number of renewals has already been exhausted), the library will extend the loan periods for you until the end of closing. Existing reservations for borrowed media are retained.

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 refectory).

Please send returns by post to: University Library, Lending Desk, Am Hubland, 97074 Würzburg.

 

Until further notice, a delivery is only possible by post. 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 emergency supply service. However, interlibrary loan between the Bavarian libraries has been suspended until further notice.

Delivery and pick-up service

The delivery and pick-up service for academics with business addresses at Hubland North or outside the Hubland campus had to be discontinued by the University Library until further notice.

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 Centre or individual Departmental Libraries.

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 from the Main Library's holdings, 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 Centre will check your order and deliver it to you promptly via download link.

For digitisation requests of Departmental Library collections please contact the respective Departmental Library by e-mail. Please note that due to the technical and personnel possibilities not every Departmental Library can process digitisation requests. Currently the following Departmental Libraries offer this service:

Law Departmental Library - E-Mail: tb-recht@bibliothek.uni-wuerzburg.de

Business Management and Economics Departmental Library - E-Mail: tb-wirtschaft@bibliothek.uni-wuerzburg.de

Wittelsbacherplatz Departmental Library - E-Mail: tb-wittels@bibliothek.uni-wuerzburg.de

As soon as the digitised material has been created, you will receive an e-mail from the respective Departmental Library containing a link to download the data and a password. Please note that the download is only possible for a limited period of time after receiving the e-mail.

No digitisation between 6. and 13. April 2020

From April 6th to 13th, the low-voltage main distribution board for the central library and canteen will be replaced. Since the electricity in the Main Library will be switched off during this period, no orders from the Main Library's stock can be processed from 6 to 13 April.

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. 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!

Please also note that the scans produced are digital copies in use which, due to the current situation, may not always meet our usual high quality standards. Our current focus is on providing you with a prompt and comprehensive supply of your needs, which is why we have to accept compromises in terms of quality.

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 Centre 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 Main Library (Zentralbibliothek) and whether digital copies of the required works (e.g. e-books, online access to newspapers, journal articles or anthologies) are not already available. Because of the current situation, only titles from the Main Library's holdings [catalogue, in the tab "Copies" (Exemplare) under "Branch" (Zweigstelle)] can be digitised.
  2. To order digital copies from the holdings of the Main Library, 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 Centre will check your order and contact you promptly.

No digitisation between 6. and 13. April 2020

From April 6th to 13th, the low-voltage main distribution board for the central library and canteen will be replaced. Since the electricity in the Main Library will be switched off during this period, no orders from the Main Library's stock can be processed from 6 to 13 April.

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.

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 (information@bibliothek.uni-wuerzburg.de) or by phone at 0931/31-85906 (Mon - Th 08:30 - 16:00, Fr 08:30 - 14:00). Whats-App inquiries will also be answered within this time frame.