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Library Closed due to Maintenance

Under ConstructionDue to maintenance work, the University Library will be closed

from Wednesday, August 19th, to Friday, August 21st. 

Thank you for your understanding.

Reduced Opening Hours during the Exam-Free Period

From August 10th, until September 11th, the University Library will openBibliothek_Innen_01


        Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


The prescribed hygiene measures and limited services still apply.

Monthly Carrels Usable Again

From Monday, June 8th 2020, personal use of the former monthly carrels will again be possible in limited numbers. These carrels can now be requested for one to four weeks (using this web form). Further information can be found here.

Please note that carrel users are not entitled to immediate admission to the University Library during the restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, waiting times may occur. In this case, we ask for your understanding.

Extended Desktops on User PCs

igelIn addition to the basic desktop, two extended desktops are now available on the user PCs in the usage area (IGEL clients). With these, the SPSS and MATLAB license software can be used on 25 PCs each. Further information can be found here

Recharge Print and Copy Credit

A charged print and copy credit is required to use our printer and copy devices (further information here). Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this credit could not be recharged.

Therefore, for the time being there will be a voucher sale in the University Library (on the ground floor right in front of the big staircase) for recharging the print and copy credit.

For more information regarding the service hours and conditions of sale, please visit the URZ website.


After being closed to the general public due to the pandemic situation (COVID-19), the University Library is reopening its doors on May 4th under compliance with the prescribed hygiene measures.

NEW! Open Access Monograph Fonds


Since the beginning of January 2020, we have expanded our service offering by a fund for supporting open access monographs. Using this service, scientists of the OvGU can fund the publication of open access monographs and anthologies according to certain terms. 

Contact person: Ian Wolff: ian.wolff@ovgu.de, +49 391-67 58561

More details under: Monograph Fund



Last Modification: 17.06.2020 - Contact Person: UB IT Applications