Free Open Access Publishing at ACM (Association for Computing Machinery)

Scientists of the OVGU can now publish their articles Open Access as corresponding authors at the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) without article processing charges. The corresponding publication costs are covered by the University Library. Likewise, the UB will take care of all administrative issues.

When submitting your articles, please make sure to correctly indicate the affiliation and use your university email address. In case of doubt, the affiliation to the OVGU will be checked by the University Library using an appropriate workflow.

Further information can be found here.

In case of questions please contact:

Ralf Regener
Telephone: +49 391 67-58638

Zoom Consultations

Do you have questions regarding library use, specific problems or concrete concerns? These points and more can be discussed virtually in one-on-one Zoom sessions. 

How does it work? Book an appointment via the OVGU eLearning portal and receive a Zoom link.

Follow this link for access to the eLearning portal (using your URZ account). Please consider that this service can only be offered to OVGU members.

New service - books can now also be ordered online

Monographs from the open stacks area of the University Library can be ordered directly via our electronic catalogs OPAC and UBfind from Tuesday, Jan 19 2021. Please note the following information:

  • After your orders have been processed, we will contact you by mail to arrange an individual pick-up date (Mon - Fri from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.).
  • The handover will take place contactless at the main entrance of the university library. Please bring your user card with you.
  • We will do our best to provide your orders as soon as possible.

Existing loans can be renewed up to 7 times. Media can also be returned after getting an appointment from the circulation desk.

If you have any problems or questions, please contact us via mail (, by phone (+49 391 67-52925) or via chat.

Closure of the UB beginning Wednesday, December 16th

Due to the nationwide lockdown, the University Library will also close to the public beginning Wednesday, December 16th, 2020.

However, as in the spring, we are offering increased digital services and are committed to helping any user with literature issues. Loans and returns can be done without contact. Feel free to contact us by chat, mail, or phone between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Digital services of the University Library

The University Library points out its digital services to support students, lecturers, and researchers of the OVGU. These services include:

Digital Campus Delivery Service (for students, lecturers, and researchers of the OVGU): the library scans articles of journals or anthologies from the library's holdings in accordance with copyright law and makes them available digitally. Read more.

Digital Semester Apparatus (for OVGU lecturers and students): the library scans articles from journals, anthologies or small parts of monographs from the library's holdings in accordance with copyright law and makes them available in digital form on the e-learning platform to be used in lectures, seminars, and courses in general. Read more.

E-book request: If a book is urgently needed that is available as an e-book in bookstores, the library will try to acquire it as an e-book. Please make an informal purchase suggestion directly to the subject librarian responsible for the respective subject (find your contact person). Or use our web form.

Digital Campus Standards Delivery Service CaNoLi and Patent Information Center (for OVGU - members): Standards, guidelines, technical rules and TGL standards can be ordered via this service. The Patent Information Center and the Standards Info Point can still be reached by telephone (0391 67-52979) or e-mail: . Read more.


Regarding the specific questions related to the University Library, we provide answers to frequently asked questions here.

Funding for Open Access Books


In addition to open access articles, the University Library also supports open access monographs. Under certain conditions, the publication costs (Book Processing Charges, BPCs) for previously unpublished open access monographs and anthologies are covered.

Contact person: Anja Matthes, +49 391 67-58561

More details under: Monograph Fund

E-Book Subscription Psychology Collection

In 2021, the Ebsco media portal additionally offers the Department of Psychology a selection of over 580 eBooks with in-demand titles in neuropsychology, cognitive psychology, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, social psychology, evolutionary psychology, developmental psychology, and more.

Access is provided via this link for university members using the ID of your user card (31...). Then select:

Zugang zu Datenbanken unter EBSCOhost-Oberfläche -> eBook Subscription Psychology Collection

If you have forgotten your password, please feel free to contact us ( Please note that unrestricted downloading or printing of the e-books is not possible.

Virtual Exhibition "Hotspots for Freshmen"


The COVID pandemic has interrupted normal (campus) life. Especially for freshmen, this means they can't get to know the new city and people the way they did in previous years.

The apprentices at UB Magdeburg worked on exactly this problem during their project week this year and created a virtual exhibition about the city of Magdeburg called "Hotspots for Freshmen - Sights for Magdeburg Students". Take a look...

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.

Access to O'Reilly for Higher Education

The University Library now offers all university members access to the platform O'Reilly for Higher Education (formerly Safari Books Online). Over 45,000 eBooks from O'Reilly and more than 200 other publishers (e.g. Wiley, Pearson) from the fields of computer science and business are available there. In addition, practical knowledge can be acquired and deepened in video tutorials and case studies of large companies.

Access to the platform is provided via the URZ account (Shibboleth). Please note that it is not possible to download or print the eBooks. However, the O'Reilly app allows offline access to previously saved titles.

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Google Scholar @ UB Magdeburg

Google Scholar

The direct way from Google Scholar to full text.

For full texts licensed by UB Magdeburg the link full text @UB Magdeburg appears on the right side of the page. By clicking on this link you can directly access the full text of the electronic resource. Details about the configuration can be found here.

Last Modification: 16.04.2021 - Contact Person: UB IT Applications