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Extended opening hours

During the period Jan. 22 - Feb. 12, 2023, the University Library extends its opening hours to Sundays 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. An overview of the opening and service hours can be found here.

We wish all students good luck during the exam period!

New self-checkout machines enable contactless issue and return of books

SelbstverbucherFrom now on you can  conveniently borrow books from the university library without contact, but also return them. Two new so-called self-checkout machines enable you to use this service. The devices are located on the ground floor of the library, are height-adjustable and can be operated in German and English. Renewals can also be made conveniently and easily via the self-check-out machines.

Gender-Neutral Toilet

Genderneutrale ToiletteAll Genders welcome - Unisex toilet. We are very pleased that the University Library now also has a gender-neutral toilet on the first floor that is open to all library users.

After successful test phase: Now monitors in all carrels

CarrelmonitoreAfter a successful test phase, we were now able to equip all carrels with monitors to offer users an even better learning and working environment. The monitors are mounted on wall mounts that can be rotated, swiveled, and tilted, offering you the greatest possible flexibility when working. Users can connect their own devices, such as laptops, using the HDMI cables provided. Please provide us with brief feedback on the equipment of the carrels with monitors and their use at bibliothek@ovgu.de.

Carrels: Keys issued centrally on the ground floor

SchlüsselYou can now pick up and return all keys for carrels - no matter if daily, monthly or group carrels - centrally at the service counter on the ground floor.

Would you like to book a carrel? You can find more information here.

New EBS model with De Gruyter

DeGruyter-EBSMore than 100,000 e-books from De Gruyter are now available. Under an Evidence-Based Selection model, we can access the publisher's titles until the end of 2023. After that, a selection of e-books will be permanently licensed to the university library. All titles can be accessed directly from the university's data network, including wifi, and can be found in OPAC and UBfind. 

Inventory work in the University Library

You have probably already noticed: our shelves are currently emptier than usual in some places. Please do not be surprised. We are currently carrying out inventory work. This means that media can be found in different places than before. Please feel free to contact our colleagues at the service counters as soon as you need assistance. We thank you for your understanding.

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


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 ausleihe@ovgu.de The library registration is necessary to use digital media like e-books or papers.

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.



Last Modification: 11.04.2022 - Contact Person: UB IT Applications