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Media distribution between the University Library and the library of the OTH resumed

From now on, members of the University of Regensburg can again order OTH holdings via the Regensburg Catalogue plus and pick them up at the University Library's contact-free lending desk. Members of the OTH can also order items from the University Library via the Regensburger Catalogue plus and pick them up at the OTH.

Extension of the reading room opening hours from 1 November 2020

From 1 November, the opening hours of the reading rooms of the University Library will be significantly extended again with the help of special funds from the university. The renewed extension of the opening hours, thanks to which individual reading rooms can be opened longer than before the Corona pandemic, is intended to provide members of the University of Regensburg with the best possible conditions for working in the reading rooms despite the current restrictions. The new opening hours are initially valid until 31 January 2021.

Please note: The access times for external users are subject to possible changes in the currently valid infection control regulations.

Please note that it is not possible to borrow books at the weekend or in the evening from Monday to Friday (exception: Reading Room Medicine). The specific times during which borrowing is possible in the individual reading rooms are listed in the table below.
The return of borrowed media is independent of this and can take place at any time during the opening hours in the respective reading rooms.

Opening hours of the reading rooms from 1 November 2020:

Reading rooms University member External users
General Reading Room

Monday - Friday
08:00h - 22:00h
(Lending is possible throughout)

Saturday
09:00h - 18:00h
(Lending is not possible)

Monday - Friday
08:00h - 22:00h
(Lending is not possible)

Saturday
09:00h - 18:00h
(Lending is not possible)

Biology

Monday - Friday
08:00h - 22:00h
(Lending until 16:00h)

Saturday
10:00h - 18:00h
(Lending is not possible)

Monday - Friday
08:00h - 22:00h
(Lending is not possible)

Saturday
10:00h - 18:00h
(Lending is not possible)

Chemistry

Monday - Friday
08:00h - 20:00h
(Lending until 16:00h)

Saturday
10:00h - 18:00h
(Lending is not possible)

Monday - Friday
08:00h - 20:00h
(Lending is not possible)

Saturday
10:00h - 18:00h
(Lending is not possible)

Mathematics, Physics

Monday - Friday
08:00h - 20:00h
(Lending until 16:00h)

Saturday
10:00h - 18:00h
(Lending is not possible)

Monday - Friday
08:00h - 20:00h
(Lending is not possible)

Saturday
10:00h - 18:00h
(Lending is not possible)

Medicine

Monday - Friday
08:00h - 22:00h
(Lending by means of self-check-out is possible throughout)

Saturday
09:00h - 18:00h
(Lending by means of self-check-out is possible throughout)

Sunday
10:00h - 16:00h
(Lending by means of self-check-out is possible throughout)

Monday - Friday
08:00h - 22:00h
(Overnight and weekend lending possible)

Saturday
09:00h - 18:00h
(Lending possible until Monday)

Sunday
10:00h - 16:00h
(Lending possible until Monday)

Philosophicum 1, Philosophicum 2

Monday - Friday
08:00h - 22:00h
(Lending until 20:00h)

Saturday
09:00h - 18:00h
(Lending is not possible)

Sunday
10:00h - 16:00h
(Lending is not possible)

Monday - Friday
16:00h - 22:00h
(Lending is not possible)

Saturday
09:00h - 18:00h
(Lending is not possible)

Sunday
10:00h - 16:00h
(Lending is not possible)

Economics    

Monday - Friday
08:00h - 24:00h
(Lending until 20:00h)

Saturday
08:00h - 22:00h
(Lending is not possible)

Sunday
08:00h - 22:00h
(Lending is not possible)

Monday - Friday
16:00h - 24:00h
(Lending is not possible)

Saturday
08:00h - 22:00h
(Lending is not possible)

Sunday
08:00h - 22:00h
(Lending is not possible)

Law 1

Monday - Friday
08:00h - 24:00h
(Only same day lending: Monday to Thursday: Lending until 20:00h)

Saturday
08:00h - 22:00h
(Lending is not possible)

Sunday
08:00h - 22:00h
(Lending is not possible)

Monday - Friday
16:00h - 24:00h
(Lending is not possible)

Saturday
08:00h - 22:00h
(Lending is not possible)

Sunday
08:00h - 22:00h
(Lending is not possible)

Law 2    

Monday - Friday
08:00h - 22:00h
(Lending until 16:00h)

Saturday
08:00h - 22:00h
(Lending is not possible)

Sunday
08:00h - 20:00h
(Lending is not possible)

Monday - Friday
16:00h - 22:00h
(Lending is not possible)

Saturday
08:00h - 22:00h
(Lending is not possible)

Sunday
08:00h - 20:00h
(Lending is not possible)

Sports

Monday - Friday
08:00h - 20:00h
(Lending until 16:00h)

Saturday
10:00h - 18:00h
(Lending is not possible)

Monday - Friday
08:00h - 20:00h
(Lending is not possible)

Saturday
10:00h - 18:00h
(Lending is not possible)

From Monday to Friday the tables are cleaned daily before the reading rooms open. On weekends, every user is asked to clean the reading desk on their own using the cleaning agents provided.


Masks must now also be worn at workplaces in reading rooms

According to a decision of the Bavarian State Government, in areas with increasing infection rates, a mask must be worn at the latest from a 7-day incidence of over 35 new infections per 100.00 inhabitants wherever people come together more closely and/or for longer periods. This applies to all public buildings as well as schools (except primary schools) and universities.

For this reason, the obligation to wear masks in the reading rooms of the university library is now also valid at the work places.

This regulation applies until further notice.

Please also note the "Measures taken by the City of Regensburg", which you will find on the university's information pages on how to deal with the Corona pandemic within the university.

Plakat Maske tragen auch am Arbeitsplatz


Service for students from risk groups

Please note: This service is aimed exclusively at students who, for health reasons, are currently unable to visit the reading rooms to use the reading stations or borrow books due to the risk of infection with the corona virus.

For students from at-risk groups, books ( a maximum of five books from the reading rooms) will be checked out of the reading rooms by library staff and made available centrally on a specially set up shelf at the entrance to the contact-free lending area in the Central Library.
Students from at-risk groups are asked to send an e-mail to ausleihe.ub@ur.de and indicate which books (please include the shelf mark) are needed from the reading rooms.

For students from risk groups, a limited number of individual work booths are also available in the Central Library. Students from at-risk groups are asked to contact ausleihe.ub@ur.de by e-mail and specify the period of time during which they would like to work.


Reading spaces and interlibrary loan for external users

External users with a valid library card can again use available reading places in all reading rooms at certain times:

No booking is necessary for the use of the reading places. The reading room stocks cannot be borrowed by external users (Exception: overnight and weekend lending in the Medicine Reading Room), but scanners are available for free use in each reading room.

Please also comply with the current hygiene and safety guidelines (limited number of people in the reading rooms, maximum of ten people in the waiting areas, adherence to the distance regulations (1.5 metres) and wearing of a mouth-and-nose protection) and please have your library card ready at the entrance to the reading room.

Inter-library loan has also been possible again for non-university members since 3 September:

Orders can be picked up at the contact-free lending area in the Central Library between 10:00h and 18:00h. We will inform you as soon as the books and copies are available. Therefore, please do not come to the contactless lending area until you have received a notification e-mail.


Contact-free lending of central holdings (Magazin) for external users

Since Monday, 3 August 2020, the contactless loan service in the University Library has been reopened for users who do not belong to the University (external UB users, users of the State Library, the Library of the OTH and the IOS).

This means that external users can order from the University Library's central holdings via the Regensburger Katalog plus and can pick them up at the contactless lending desk in the Central Library.

Please also note: Literature from the library's central holdings can only be picked up in the contact-free lending area of the Central Library and not in other libraries. Please register for this purpose in the Regensburg Catalogue plus at the following address:

https://www.regensburger-katalog.de/TouchPoint/start.do?Language=en&View=ubr&Branch=0

Pick-up times at the lending desk of the Central Library: Monday to Friday, 10:00 to 18:00. You will be informed by e-mail as soon as the media are available for you. Please do not come to the contact-free lending area until you have received a notification e-mail.

The books are already booked to your user account.

When collecting your ordered media in the lending area, please pay attention to the required distance regulations (at least 1.5 meters). A maximum of 3 persons may stay in the lending area. We kindly ask you to wear a mouth and nose protector in the lending and waiting area.

Lending from the textbook collection and the reading rooms is still restricted to university members.

The usual loan periods apply. Returned items can be deposited in the blue boxes in the contact-free lending area of the Central Library.

Please note: You can currently only renew your library card online. To do so, please contact the following address: ausweis.ub@ur.de. To request a new identity card, please fill in this form: https://www.uni-regensburg.de/bibliothek/service/medien-nutzen-und-ausleihen/antrag-auf-einen-bibliotheksausweis/index.html
You will then receive your library card by post.


Reading rooms have reopened for university members

Since Monday, July 6, 2020, all reading rooms in the sub-libraries are open again for students and staff of the UR. In contrast to the regular opening hours on campus, the reading rooms Law 1 and Economics are open until midnight on weekdays. The entrances to the building Law 1 and Economics will therefore also remain open until 24:00h.

The opening hours of the individual reading rooms can be found here.

Use of Reading Places in the Reading Rooms

No booking is required for the use of the reading places, but the number of places is limited in accordance with the hygiene guidelines. Please have your library card ready when entering the reading room. Furthermore, we kindly ask you to wear a mouth-and-nose protection when entering the reading room and to observe the distance rule of 1.5 metres. Group study rooms and computer workstations are still not available.

Borrowing media from the reading rooms

Students of the UR can borrow a maximum of 5 books from all reading rooms for 14 days. Exception: At present, due to upcoming study, seminar and term papers, in agreement with the Faculty of Law, only same day loans from Monday to Thursday from Reading Rooms Law 1 and 2 are possible.

Please note that it is not possible to borrow items from the reading rooms during the entire opening hours. The return of borrowed media is independent of this and can take place at any time during opening hours in the respective reading rooms.     

Books from the Special Collection with the local identifier 55 (Reclamsammlung PT) can be ordered via the online catalogue and can be picked up and also returned in the contact-free lending area in the Central Library.

Please observe hygiene measures

Access to the reading rooms is based on hygiene and safety guidelines (please also refer to the current notices on site):

  • separate use of the entrance and exit
  • limited number of people in the reading room
  • Compliance with the distance regulations (1.5 meters)
  • Wearing a mouth-and-nose protector in the reading room area
  • Please note: From Monday to Friday the tables are cleaned daily before the reading rooms open. On weekends, every user is asked to clean the reading desk independently with the cleaning agents provided.

Scanners are available in some reading rooms. Please only scan single chapters or a few pages (not whole books!) and keep your stay as short as possible. Please note that no USB sticks are currently being issued for loan.



You will find answers to frequently asked questions in our FAQs.

If you have any further questions, please contact the staff of the University Library by phone on 0941 943-3990 (Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 16:00). You are also welcome to send us your request or question in writing by e-mail at any time.

The University Library has set up a chat information service. All members of the University of Regensburg can reach the UB via the UR Chat (Rocket.Chat) from Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 16:00. Enter the user "Auskunft UB" in the search field and send your questions directly to the staff.


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