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Services of the University Library of Würzburg during the Corona Pandemic

Against the background of the spread of the coronavirus, Würzburg University Library has implemented the specifications of the Bavarian State Ministry of Science and Art to restrict public access and service offerings. In the context of the current exceptional situation, we ask for your understanding for these measures.

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

 

We recommend that all members and students of the university use our wide range of e-books and e-journals as a priority.

In order to provide the university with literature, the Central Library opens again at the beginning of the lecture period with restrictions for loans Mo - Fr 09:00 - 16:00 hrs. The following special conditions of use apply:

  • Admission is limited to a maximum number of persons and is regulated by UB staff.
  • The stay in the library is only allowed for borrowing media and should not exceed 20 minutes.
  • Please create your media list with the signatures you need before your visit in the library.
  • Please take the required media from the reading rooms yourself. You may take jackets and bags with you. The cloakroom remains closed.
  • Please keep the recommended distance of 2 m from other people in the entire library. Please observe the markings for walking paths, distance markings, entrances and exits.
  • Please protect yourself and others. We are happy if you wear a face mask!
  • The use of the learning and computer workstations as well as the copiers, printers and scanners is not permitted.
  • The toilets in the library building are closed.
  • To return media, please continue to use the return flap (next to the entrance towards the cafeteria).

Priority remains health protection! Please help us with consideration and flexibility so that we can offer this lending service again!

Since 20.04.2020, you can borrow media as well as pick up ordered and reserved media again. Please note our information on restricted access.

In the UB catalogue you can again reserve media and order from the magazine. Since 12.05.2020 interlibrary loans are possible again.

Unfortunately, media from our magazine stock that can only be used in the reading rooms are currently only accessible within the scope of our digitization offer. Further information for university members can be found under "Service for academics" and "Service for students".

Unfortunately, we are currently unable to provide you with interlibrary loan media that can only be used in the reading rooms.

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

Since 12.05.2020 we reclaim borrowed media with expired loan periods with costs.

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 loan desk of the UB: ausleihe@bibliothek.uni-wuerzburg.de

 

The learning workstations in the Main Library and in the Departmental Libraries are currently not accessible. Our stocks from the reading rooms and our magazine stocks can be borrowed or ordered for loan during the restricted opening hours. In addition, our extensive electronic media offer is available to all members of the university around the clock.

For information on other services such as digitization and the use of special collections that cannot be borrowed for research purposes, please refer to the corresponding points in our FAQ list.

In justified and mandatory cases, the special collections (Franconian regional studies, Manuscript and Graphic collections, Incunabula and early printed books, other special stocks and media) can be used in the special collections reading room from June 8, 2020 in accordance with the security concept for research work at the University of Würzburg.

How do you proceed?

For urgent cases, the University library offers a limited number of workstations in the reading room of the special collections from Monday to Friday. Workstations can be reserved for a specific time window after prior consultation. Please contact the following address to make an appointment with the reasons for your research request and the required media: handschriften@bibliothek.uni-wuerzburg.de

What do I need to consider?

Despite the current exceptional situation the number of workstations is limited and the use must comply with the requirements of the security concept for research work at the University of Würzburg and the current personnel and organisational possibilities of the University Library.

Therefore, please consider the following points:

  • Contact us early in order to make an appointment or to cancel agreed appointments.
  • Bring the form you submitted with the appointment confirmation, as well as your library card.
  • The use of workstations is limited to a maximum of two hours per appointment.
  • The required media will be made available at the workstation reserved for you. At the end of your appointment you have to put the used media back on the book trolley.
  • You are obliged to wear mouth-nose protection and powder-free disposable gloves and bring them yourself.
  • Please wait at the agreed meeting point at the agreed time. We will pick you up there and take you to the reading room.

Lending service for JMU academics

Lending by JMU academics is again possible in all departmental libraries directly administered by the University Library.

Lending service for students

From Wednesday, 22.04.2020, students can also borrow books in the departmental libraries. 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/ .

 

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.
 

 

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 emergency supply service. The interlibrary loan has been running again since 12.05.2020.

Delivery and pick-up service

The delivery and collection service for scientists with a business address at Hubland Nord or outside the Hubland campus will be available again from 21.04.2020.

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.

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 Centre 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 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 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 Centre 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.

Postal delivery of books

In justified individual cases, students of the JMU Würzburg can get books by post through shipment by the University Library of Würzburg. You should only use this option if you cannot pick up the books yourself from the main library (Zentralbibliothek) and the literature requirements cannot be covered by the expanded service of electronic semester apparatus.

What do I need to consider?

Please note that a postal delivery of the books can take significantly longer than a digital delivery and this offer is only valid within Germany.

The costs for shipping are to be paid by the customer before delivery and can amount to up to € 18 for postage and packaging.

If books are damaged or lost, the customer is liable for the replacement.

How do you proceed?

If necessary, please contact us at: digitalisierung@bibliothek.uni-wuerzburg.de

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 - Fri 09:00 - 16:00 Uhr ). Whats-App inquiries will also be answered within this time frame.