New in the Library?
Here is the most important information on how to use the libraries in Philipps-University Marburg
How to Use Printed and Electronic Holdings
In the Central University Library (UB) the loan period for most media is four weeks. Books with a green call number (shelf mark) can be borrowed for a period of two weeks.
If the media have not been reserved, you can extend the loan online up to fourteen times.
Detailed information on the rules for borrowing books in the University Library.
The rules for borrowing books in the decentralised branch libraries can be consulted on their web pages.
You can use your account to manage your loans and orders. You can also extend the loan period for books you have borrowed. You can log in using the number printed on the back of your Ucard.
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Detailed information on dates and content of these sessions are to found on this page.
Guests may request a library user ID card if they have a fixed address in Germany for longer than three months. Guest users can order media for use in the special reading room by filling out the appropriate order form. Guests without a personalised user ID card can also access the catalogues and most important databases by means of the computers for public use.
Direct access to our online catalogues is available on the home page of our website.
An overview of all the most important search tools is to be found under Catalogues and Databases. All catalogues are freely available on the internet. Databases and other electronic media sometimes have restricted access only.
The user ID card enables you to borrow media for home use and to manage your account. The Marburg Student Services Ucard also serves as a reader ID card for the University Library. The Ucard is issued either in the Student Services building (Mensa) or in the University Library (UB). However it must be activated for use as a library user ID card either in the University Library or in the Central Medical Library (ZMB).
Registered students at Marburg University only need to show their official identity documents in order to have their user ID card activated. Other persons must complete the application form for a user ID card. More information is available under Detailed information "user ID card".
It is very important to make a note of the card number (six or seven digits in the lower left corner of the front of the card for the pay function) and the user ID card number (eight-digit number under the barcode on the back of the card). Please store these numbers carefully and do not lose them.
If you lose your card, please inform the University Library and Marburg Student Services (Mensa) immediately so that your card can be blocked as soon as possible. You are responsible for any misuse of the card. If you no longer need your Ucard, please return it to the University Library (UB) or to the Central Medical Library (ZMB) for deactivation and then return it to the information point in the Mensa. The card cannot be transferred to any other person.
Further information on the conditions of use for the Ucard can be found on the Marburg Student Services webpage.
You can look up any fines for overdue books you may have incurred on your account. The fines are levied at a graduated rate. Method of payment varies according to the relevant library.
(VPN = Virtual Private Network): Licensed databases and electronic texts in the Univeristy Library can also be accessed outside Marburg University Library. Client software must be installed on your computer to access this material. The university computer centre makes the VPN Client available to members of the university.
Working in the Library
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In the Central University Library there are 26 PC workplaces in the work area on the ground floor (three of them barrier-free) and 110 workplaces in the media centre on the first floor available to library users. Further information on the availability of PC workplaces in the decentralised branch libraries can be found on their web pages.
On practically every floor of the University Library you will find a copying room equipped with copying machines, printers, and frequently with a scanner as well. Payment for the use of these machines is made with your Ucard. If you want to print, then always enter the number on the front of your Ucard. Further information on the locations of the machines and the instructions on how to use them are on the page "Printing, Copying, Scanning"[Link???].
WLAN is available throughout the whole University Library building: for single workplaces and PC pools, as well as single and group work rooms.
You need a HRZ account or an account from another university participating in eduroam if you wish to use WLAN.
Your Staff or Student Account (user name and password) gives you access to the computers in the PC pools, to the learning platform ILIAS, to MARVIN and to webmail.