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Covid-19 Update

Current regulations for the operation of Reading Rooms

The current number of available reading places in the reading rooms is based on the specifications of the 12th BayIfSMV.
According to that, one user per 20 square meters is allowed for the first 800 square meters of the reading room area.
For areas exceeding this 800 square meters, one user per 40 square meters is allowed in addition.

You can check online, how many reading places are still available. The numbers are updated in real time after the page is reloaded.

Display of free places


In addition, the university leadership has decided that as a basic principle all visitors need to wear an FFP2 mask for the duration of their stay in a reading room.
Users with a medical certificate exempting them from wearing such a mask, are kindly asked to contact us via benutzung.ub@ur.de in good time in advance when they need literature from the library.


Resumption of the chargeable reminders

In order to ensure the availability of literature, the University Library will resume chargeable reminders as of April 12, 2021. Affected users will receive reminder emails shortly. Please return the books mentioned as soon as possible to avoid account suspensions and fees.

We also ask you to regularly check your library account to see the return deadlines for the books you have borrowed.

Books borrowed from the reading rooms can be returned either to the respective reading room or to the non-contact circulation area in the Central Library.

In addition, it is also possible to return borrowed books by mail. Please enclose a note with your name and user number and  send the books to the following address:

Universitätsbibliothek Regensburg, Ausleihe
Universitätsstr. 31
93053 Regensburg


Use of Reading Rooms in spite of Curfew

Due to the increased daily average cases in Regensburg, a nightly curfew between 22:00 and 05:00 has been in effect since today, Monday 15.03.21. The use of the reading rooms at the University of Regensburg is possible for students until or after 10 p.m. if the use serves "the exercise of professional or official activities or educational purposes that cannot be postponed" (see 12th BayIfSMV, § 26, 2.). Please show your student ID in case of a control.


Extended opening hours of reading rooms as of 15.03.21

From 15.03.21 the opening hours of our reading rooms can be extended. According to the phased plan of the University Library (stage 1), external users will be allowed in the reading rooms from Monday to Friday from 20:00 and all day on weekends.

Reading Room

UR Staff and Students

External Users

General Reading Room

Monday - Friday
08:00 - 22:00
(lending until 20:00)

Saturday
09:00 - 18:00
(no lending)

Monday - Friday
20:00 - 22:00
(no lending)

Saturday
09:00 - 18:00
(no lending)

Biology

Monday - Friday
08:00 - 22:00
(lending until 16:00)

Saturday
10:00 – 18:00
(no lending)

Monday - Friday
20:00 - 22:00
(no lending)

Saturday
10:00 – 18:00
(no lending)

Chemistry

Monday - Friday
08:00 - 20:00
(lending until 16:00)

Saturday
10:00 – 18:00
(no lending)

Saturday
10:00 – 18:00
(no lending)
Mathematics,
Physics

Monday - Friday
08:00 - 20:00
(lending until 16:00)

Saturday
10:00 – 18:00
(no lending)

Saturday
10:00 – 18:00
(no lending)
Medicine

Monday - Friday
08:00 - 22:00
(lending at all times via the self-checkout machine)

Saturday
09:00 - 18:00
(lending at all times via the self-checkout machine)

Sunday
10:00 - 16:00
(lending at all times via the self-checkout machine)

Monday - Friday
20:00 - 22:00
(night and weekend lending possible)

Saturday
09:00 - 18:00
(night and weekend lending possible)

Sunday
10:00 - 16:00
(lending until Monday possible)

Philosophicum 1, Philosophicum 2

Monday - Friday
08:00 - 22:00
(lending until 20:00)

Saturday
09:00 - 18:00
(no lending)

Sunday
10:00 - 16:00
(no lending)

Monday – Friday
20:00 – 22:00
(no lending)

Saturday
09:00 – 18:00
(no lending)

Sunday
10:00 – 16:00
(no lending)

Economics

Monday - Friday
08:00 - 24:00 Uhr
(lending until 20:00)

Saturday
08:00 - 22:00
(no lending)

Sunday
08:00 - 22:00
(no lending)

Monday - Friday
20:00 - 24:00
(no lending)

Saturday
08:00 - 22:00
(no lending)

Sunday
08:00 - 22:00
(no lending)

Law 1

Monday - Friday
08:00 - 24:00
(day lending only, until 20:00)

Saturday
08:00 - 22:00
(no lending)

Sunday
08:00 - 22:00
(no lending)

Monday - Friday
20:00 - 24:00
(no lending)
 

Saturday
08:00 - 22:00
(no lending)

Sunday
08:00 - 22:00
(no lending)

Law 2

Monday - Friday
08:00 - 22:00
(day lending only, until 16:00)

Saturday
08:00 - 22:00
(no lending)

Sunday
08:00 - 20:00
(no lending)

Monday - Friday
20.00 - 22:00
(no lending)

Saturday
08:00 - 22:00
(no lending)

Sunday
08:00 - 20:00
(no lending)

Sports

Monday - Friday
08:00 - 20:00
(lending until 16:00)

Saturday
10:00 – 18:00
(no lending)




Saturday
10:00 – 18:00
(no lending)

Reopening of Reading Rooms for UR members as of 09.03.2021

Based on the regulations of the 12th BayIfSMV of 05.03.21 (§ 22), the reading rooms as well as the textbook collection will be reopened - initially only for UR students and staff - as of 09.03.21 (= Level 1 of the University Librarie's phased plan).

As of 15.03.21, reading rooms will be accessible for external users at less frequented times. The exact opening hours for each reading room and the textbook collection can be found on this page.  

Use of reading places in the reading rooms


A limited number of reading places are available in all reading rooms. Please see below for regulations regarding the use of reading places.
According to the framework hygiene concept for universities of 08.03.2021, the University of Regensburg is required to document a comprehensive contact data collection of all participants of face-to-face courses and all other stays at the UR - also in the premises of the UB.
For this purpose, the library card is scanned in the University Library when entering and leaving each reading room. In the process, the user number, entry or exit times, and the reading room are saved on internal university servers.
As of now, this also applies to break times: When leaving the reading room, please inform the supervisor whether you are leaving the reading room permanently or only for a break. If you leave the reading room for a break only, you will remain entitled to your reading space for 60 minutes. After a 60-minute absence, the system will automatically log you out. Please note that the recording is done separately for each reading room.
Participation in the contact data collection is mandatory, please have your library card ready for this purpose every time you enter and leave the reading room.
More information on contact data tracking at the UB can be found here (in German only).

Borrowing media from the reading rooms

On Friday, 05.03.21, the order form for borrowing holdings from the reading rooms was turned off. UR members can again borrow books directly from the reading rooms to their homes as of 09.03.21 (UR students: Max. 5 books for 14 days). Books borrowed from the reading rooms can be returned either at the respective reading room or as well at the non-contact circulation area in the Central Library. Chargeable overdue notices will be resumed within the next weeks. Please return your books soon to avoid any fees.

Books in the special collection with the local code 55 (Reclam Collection PT) can be ordered via the online catalog and can be picked up and also returned at the contact-free circulation desk in the Central Library.


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

  • separate use of the entrance and exit
     
  • limited number of persons in the reading room
     
  • compliance with distance regulations (1.5 meters)
     
  • compulsory wearing of an FFP2 mask (also at the workplace) as stipulated in the framework hygiene concept for universities of 08 March 2021

Scanners are available in all reading rooms. Please scan only single chapters or a few pages (no whole books!) and keep your length of stay as short as possible. Please note that no USB sticks are currently issued for loan.



Contactless lending for external users as of 09.03.21

External users will again be able to order and pick up items from the stacks, the State Library, and interlibrary loan orders at the contact-free circulation area (Monday - Friday, 10:00 - 18:00) at the Central Library beginning 09.03.21.
Please do not come to the contact-free circulation area until you have received an email that the book you ordered is ready for you.
In accordance with current resolutions, access to the circulation area is only possible with an FFP2 mask. In addition, we kindly ask you to keep the minimum distance to other persons in the waiting area.
Returns are also possible again (blue boxes are available for this purpose in the lending area). Chargeable reminders will be resumed in the coming weeks. Please return your books soon to avoid any fees.
 


Hygiene concept and phased plan of the University Library

Despite the current restrictions on public life caused by the Corona Pandemic, Regensburg University Library is committed to keeping its reading rooms open and its services running. The maintenance of services is accompanied by requirements for hygiene, access control and contact tracing. The nature of these requirements can be found in the Hygiene Concept for the University Library (Hygienekonzept für die Universitätsbibliothek), dated 07.12.2020.

In addition, the University Library has developed a phased plan which - depending on the regulations of the Infection Control Measures Ordinance - provides for increasingly severe restrictions on regular operations. This plan is intended to provide library users with information and orientation. 

Level 0

  • reduced number of work places, always respecting a distance of 1,5 metres
  • wearing a mask at the reading place is compulsory
  • extension of opening hours in order to equalise the number of users

Level 1

This stage comes into force as soon as the Infection Prevention Measures Ordinance provides information on square metres per person.

  • Admission of external users to the reading rooms only from 20h onwards and on weekends
  • Significant reduction in the number of reading places or simultaneously authorised users
  • Lending remains unaffected

Level 2

Comes into force as soon as reading and work places are no longer permitted in the Ordinance on Measures to Prevent Infection:

  • Exclusion of external users
  • Closing of the reading places
  • Lending only for university members (from reading room, textbook collection and central holdings)

Level 3

Comes into force as soon as the Infection Prevention Measures Ordinance prohibits the operation of reading rooms:

  • Closing of the reading rooms
  • Lending of items from the central holdings, textbook collection and reading rooms is now only possible via the contact-free lending desk in the central library.

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.



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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