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Coronavirus

Services of the University Library of Würzburg during the Corona Pandemic

Due to the Bavarian Infection Protection Measures Ordinance, the Bavarian university libraries are closed.

In the Main Library "lending to go" is possible: you can only borrow media that you have ordered online in the UB catalogue beforehand.

Most of our departmental libraries also offer book lending by pre-order.

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 will once again offer Lending To Go during service hours Mon - Fri 09:00 - 16:00.
  • You can only borrow media that you have previously ordered online in the UB catalogue.
  • Items that can be borrowed from the reading rooms of the Main Library will appear in the library catalogue as "available for order" and must also be ordered in advance via the library catalogue.
  • The items you have ordered will usually be ready for you to collect from the circulation desk on the working day after next (Mon-Fri).
  • Admission to pick up ordered media is limited to a maximum number of persons and is regulated by our staff.
  • Wearing an FFP2 mask is compulsory for visitors to the library. In addition, mouth-to-nose covering must be worn on all university premises (buildings, traffic routes and open areas). Please observe markings and walkways and keep a distance of 2 m from other people.
  • 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.
  • Access to the upper floors of the Main Library is closed.
  • To return media, please use the returns box in front of the Main Library (next to the entrance towards the refectory).

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 use of our special collections on site is not possible until further notice.

If you need our special collections for your research work, please contact the colleagues in the Special Collections Reading Room at handschriften@bibliothek.uni-wuerzburg.de.

Due to the 11th Bavarian Infection Protection Measures Ordinance, the University Library's Departmental Libraries are closed until further notice.

Some of the university's departmental libraries offer a Lending To Go service. 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/ .

As part of the Lending To Go service of the Main Library (see "Lending To Go"), you can pick up and borrow the media you have ordered from the circulation desk on the ground floor. You can reserve media in the UB catalogue and order them from the stacks. Interlibrary loans are also possible.

The reading rooms on the upper floors of the Main Library are not accessible. Media from our stacks or from interlibrary loans, which may only be used in reading rooms for reasons of stock protection, can therefore not be made available to you until further notice.

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.

Extension service for JMU students

For students of the University of Wuerzburg who are currently preparing for an exam or writing a thesis, we offer the following service:

If you have already exhausted the renewal options of your media borrowed from the holdings of the Main Library or the Law Textbook Collection, you can request further renewal from our circulation desk by e-mail 5 days before the loan period expires: ausleihe@bibliothek.uni-wuerzburg.de

We will then renew your media one more time. However, this is not possible for reserved media and media from the interlibrary loan.

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").

From 17.02.2021, we will demand the return of borrowed 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: ausleihe@bibliothek.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.

Places to study

The learning workstations in the Main Library and in the departmental libraries cannot be used until further notice.

The computer workstations in the Main Library and in the departmental libraries cannot be used until further notice.

Further services

Expanded range of e-media:
Some publishers are currently making unlicensed content temporarily accessible. We have compiled some offers for you on a separate page. This list is updated on a regular basis.

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!

The multifunctional copiers and scanners in the Main Library and the departmental libraries cannot be used until further notice.

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 expected to be available again from 25 January 2021.

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.

 

Book shipment by mail

In justified individual cases, students at the University of Würzburg have the option of having books sent to them by post by the Würzburg University Library. However, you should only use this option if you are unable to collect the books from the Main Library yourself and the literature requirement cannot be covered by the extended range of the electronic semester apparatus.


What do I need to consider?

Please note that sending the books by post can take longer than providing them digitally and that this offer is only valid within Germany.

The costs for shipping (postage and packaging) will be covered by the University of Würzburg.

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


How do you proceed?

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

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 (information@bibliothek.uni-wuerzburg.de) or by phone on 0931/31-85906 (Mon - Fri 09:00 - 16:00). WhatsApp inquiries will also be answered within this time slot.