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Extension of reading room opening hours from 01 October 2020

From 01 October, the opening hours of the reading rooms of the University Library will be considerably extended. In addition, it will again be possible to use some reading rooms on weekends. 

Please note that in the reading rooms PT 1 + 2, Law 1 + 2 as well as Economics, access is reserved for members of the University from Monday to Friday from 8:00h to 16:00h. External users may enter these reading rooms on weekdays from 16:00h and at weekends without restriction. The opening hours of the other reading rooms apply equally to members of the University of Regensburg and external users.

Opening hours of the individual reading rooms from 01 October:

Philosophicum 1 and 2: Monday - Friday: 08:00h - 22:00h; Saturday: 10:00h - 18:00h; Sunday: 10:00h - 16:00h

Law 1, Economics: Monday - Friday: 08:00h - 22:00h; Saturday: 08:00h - 22:00h; Sunday: 08:00h - 20:00h

Law 2: Monday - Friday: 08:00h - 22:00h; Saturday: 08:00h - 20:00h; Sunday: 08:00h - 20:00h

Medicine: Monday - Friday: 08:00h - 20:00h; Saturday: 10:00h to 18:00h

General Reading Room: Monday - Friday: 08:00h - 20:00h; Saturday: 10:00h - 18:00h

Biology, Chemistry: Monday - Friday: 08:00h - 20:00h

Mathematics, Physics: Monday - Friday: 08:00h - 18:00h

Sports: Monday - Friday: 08:00h - 16:00h


Reading spaces and inter-library loans for external users

From now on external users with a library card can use vacant reading places in all reading rooms during the following times:

Reading Room Philosophicum 1 (PT 1), Philosophicum 2 (PT 2), Law 1 and Law 2:
Monday to Friday, 16:00 to 20:00

Reading Room Economics: Monday to Friday, 18:00 to 20:00

General Reading Room in the Central Library: Monday to Friday, 08:00 to 16:00

Reading Rooms Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics: Monday to Friday, 08:00 to 16:00

Reading Room Medicine (the regulations on visiting and hygiene of the University Hospital and the University Library apply): Monday - Friday, 08:00 to 16:00

Reading Room Sports: Monday to Friday, 08:00 to 12:00

No booking is necessary for the use of the reading places. The reading room stocks cannot be borrowed by external users, 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 a mouth-and-nose protection) and please have your library card ready at the entrance to the reading room.

Interlibrary loans are also once again open to non-university staff from 3 September onwards:

Orders can be picked up at the contact-free lending area in the Central Library between 10:00 and 18:00. 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 non-university members

From Monday, 3 August 2020, the contactless loan service in the University Library will be 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. Please note, that in contrast to the regular opening hours on campus, the reading rooms PT 1, PT 2, Law 1, Law 2 and Economics are open until 20h. The entrances to the PT and the law and economics buildings will therefore also remain open until 20h.

Opening hours of the Reading Rooms:

Reading Rooms PT 1, PT 2, Law 1*, Law 2*, Economics*:
Monday to Friday, 08:00h to 20:00h

* The reading places are accessible from 08:00h to 13:00h and 14:00h to 20:00h and are cleaned between 13:00h and 14:00h.

General Reading Room, Reading Rooms Medicine, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics:
Monday to Friday, 08:00h to 16:00h

Reading Room Sports:
Monday to Friday, 08:00h to 12:00h
Access to the Sports Library is via the emergency exit of the Reading Room (level of the Sports car park)

Use of Reading Places in the Reading Rooms

A number of reading places can be used again in all reading rooms of the sub-libraries. 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 and staff of the UR can borrow a maximum of 5 books directly from all the reading rooms listed above for 14 days. Exception: At present, due to pending study, seminar and term papers, in agreement with the Law Faculty, only same-day loans from reading rooms Law 1 and 2 are possible. Books borrowed from the respective reading rooms can also be returned there.

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

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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