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During the exam period, you can also visit the University Library on Sundays. On 07/10/2022, 07/17/2022, 07/24/2022, and 07/31/2022 we will be open from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Since 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:
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.
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)
With 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.
Recently, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 email@example.com The library registration is necessary to use digital media like e-books or papers.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
In 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.