New Database: NexisUni

lexisnexisSince June 2022 our users have access to the database NexisUni. In this database, you can research articles from a wide range of German-language and international daily and weekly newspapers. Included are amongst others articles from Der Spiegel, Die Zeit and Die Welt as well as The Guardian, El Pais or New York Times.

In addition to news articles and press releases, NexisUni includes company data, industry reports, biographical information on business and political figures, and legal information on cases, decisions, and laws, particularly for the Anglo-American region – from a total of more than 17,000 sources.

Access NexisUni via our database information system DBIS:


Statement of the UB Magdeburg on Attack on Ukraine

The invasion of Ukraine by troops of the Russian Federation has shocked us all. Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg stands for the European spirit of free and peaceful coexistence of all people. We condemn the unjustified attack on sovereign and democratic Ukraine, which is contrary to international law.

Our thoughts are with all those affected by this war; our solidarity is with the entire Ukrainian population and especially with our 115 Ukrainian students, visiting scholars and university partners in Ukraine, with whom we are closely connected through a variety of cooperations, exchange programs and partnerships. Quite a few of our students, scientists and scholars have remained in Magdeburg after their studies at the university and are in great concern for their families in Ukraine. Our solidarity goes out to them as well.

The university informs about support offers for affected persons or donation campaigns on its homepage.

The University Library also joins the appeal of the Ukrainian Library Association


Medal of Merit of the Prime Minister for Prof. Wolfram Neumann

On January 13, 2022, Dr. Reiner Haseloff awarded Prof. Dr. Wolfram Neumann the Medal of Merit of the Prime Minister of Saxony-Anhalt for his special achievements in preserving book culture.

Picture: Hannah Theile (MKM)

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Additional workplaces for exam preparation

20211015_075137_smWith the beginning of the special opening hours for exam preparation, the UB will provide additional 30 workplaces (with power connections) from Sunday, January 23rd, in compliance with the current distance regulations. The workplaces are located on the 2nd as well as 2.5th floor.

First carrels equipped with monitors

Carrel_monitorRecently, 20 carrels (rooms 124 to 133 and rooms 201 to 210) have been equipped with monitors (22 and 24 inches). Users can connect their own devices, such as laptops, with the HDMI cables provided. The monitor position can be adjusted horizontally to allow for greater flexibility of use.

Please provide us with brief feedback on the equipment of the carrels with monitors and your usage experience at

In 2022, it is planned to equip all carrels with monitors in order to offer an even better learning and working environment for our users.

Reading paper or e-books: library registration online now

Registered students of OVGU can also register online at the university library if they are unable to attend: Please send the scan of your identity card (Passport and document of your residence) and student card (passport an student card both sides) to The library registration is necessary to use digital media like e-books or papers.

Simplified book return

In order to simplify the return of books, books can be returned directly to the security service at the entry.
The condition is that no resubmission is required and no reminder fees have to be paid. The books will be immediately signed out from the user account. In all other cases, please contact the circulation desk at tel. +49 391 67-52925 or

Using One-Day, Double and Weekly Carrels

Weekly carrels can be booked using this form. For double carrels, please use this form.
One-day carrels can be used by availability, please refer to the information desks.

Further information regarding usage conditions is available here.

Cafeteria in the library also accessible from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.

CoffeeCupIn order to serve students even after the cafeteria closes at 5:00 p.m., from Monday, October 18, students will be able to use the coffee and snack vending machines and take a break in the cafeteria from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. only via the library's direct internal access to the cafeteria.

Last Modification: 21.06.2022 - Contact Person: UB IT Applications