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Covid-19 Update

Current borrowing and return options for UR students

UR students currently have the following options for borrowing and returning media:

Borrowing

  • from the reading rooms on site (max. 5 books for 14 days, no renewal possible)
  • from the textbook collection on site via self-issue machine
  • from the stacks via the contact-free lending or the pick up and return station in the Central Library (information only in German)
  • postal shipping of books from the textbook collection and the stacks

Returning

  • return of reading room books in the respective reading rooms
  • return in the contact-free lending (blue boxes) and the textbook collection (book trolley)
  • return via the pick up and return station in the Central Library (information only in German)
  • return by mail:
    Universitätsbibliothek Regensburg
    Ausleihe
    Universitätsstr. 31
    93053 Regensburg
    (Please include a note with your name and user number)



In addition, books can also be picked up and returned at any time by a vaccinated or recovered person. To borrow reading room items this person needs your library card and an informal authorization issued by you.


Service for UR students: books shipping by mail

Students of the University of Regensburg can have up to five books from the holdings of the University Library shipped to their homes via a fee-based book delivery service using DHL. This is possible within Germany. Please note that delivery may take several days and you can only use this service if you already have a valid library card (UR card).

The service applies to books from the stacks (call number: 00/...) and the textbook collection (call number: 17/...).

The reading room holdings of the University Library (e.g. call number 50/...) and  holdings of the other Regensburg libraries (call number F 03/... , 999/... ) can not be delivered by mail.

Procedure:

Books from the stacks: please order desired books from the stacks as usual via the Regensburg Catalogue plus to your personal library account. Then enter the ordered books in the form linked below.

Textbooks: As you cannot post textbooks to your account via the Regensburg Catalogue plus please enter them directly in the form linked below. Please check the availability of desired textbooks in advance by searching the catalogue.

Please send the completed form as an email attachment (scan or photo) to info.ub@ur.de and enter "Postversand DHL 069... (your library number)" in the subject line. Please don't forget to sign the form.

You will then receive a message as to whether the desired books can be mailed and how heavy they are. After that, please buy the appropriate online shipping label via DHL. After payment you will receive a mail from DHL with the shipping label as PDF file. Please send it by email to info.ub@ur.de.

You can return the books by mail or in person at the lending area in the central library during opening hours. Outside opening hours books can also be returned at the automatic pick up and return station close to the textbook collection.

Order for fee-based book delivery service (PDF in German only)


Mask regulation in the reading rooms

Wearing a FFP2-mask is mandatory in all premises of the university library.

Exception: From Wednesday, 27.04.2022, masks are no longer mandatory at fixed study desks in the reading rooms if the minimum distance of 1.5 meters is maintained.
Please note that the regulations of the UKR (in German only) apply to the reading rooms Medicine and StATUR.


Rooms for active participation in virtual courses

To enable students of the University of Regensburg active participation in virtual courses between in-person sessions,  the University Library offers, among others, the following premises.

Please note that FFP2-masks are mandatory in all premises of the university library.
Exception: at fixed study desks in the reading rooms masks are no longer mandatory  if the minimum distance of 1.5 meters is maintained. (Please note that the regulations of the UKR (in German only) apply to the reading rooms Medicine and StATUR.)

  • Information center in the Central Library (Mo-Fr, 09:00 - 20:00) : All designated places can be used without pre-registration during opening hours. Please note: From 10:00 - 14:00 there will be library staff at the information desk.
     
  • Workspaces on level 7 of the Central Library above the General Reading Room (Mo-Fr, 08:00 - 19:45): access via the entrance to the General Reading Room. Up to two seats per table group can be occupied in each room.
     
  • Carrels (=working booths) within the Textbook Collection in the Central Library (Mo-Fr, 10:00 - 16:00): carrels can be occupied by individuals for a maximum of 2 hours per day. You will receive the key for a carrel at the entrance to the textbook collection and the key will be booked on your user account for 2 hours. Please note: carrels are only available for students of the University of Regensburg.
     
  • From Thursday, 21.10.2021: Carrels (=working booths) in the reading room Law 2 (Mo-Fr, 08:00 - 20:00): carrels can be occupied by individuals for a maximum of 2 hours per day. Registration takes place via a list available at the reading room counter.


Desinfectants are available in all these areas in order to be able to clean the workplaces.

Of course, you can also participate in virtual courses within the reading rooms.   Please note, however, that you must use headphones and cannot speak.

Laptop charging lockers (where available) can also be used. You can get the key on request at the respective reading room counter.


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.

Outside the opening hours of the contact-free lending area, you can use the pick up and return station close to the textbook collection (information only available in German) to pick up or return your books contact-free.

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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