Renewing your membership

Your membership is limited to one year and must be renewed annually. The renewal is free-of-charge and can be done in person at the circulation desk or by e-mail to A prerequisite for renewal by non-personal means is valid proof of OVGU membership. For students, for example, a picture of the student ID or a scan of the certificate of enrolment can be sent by e-mail. Additionally, please provide us with your current address(es), telephone number and e-mail address. 

When your membership is expired no loans, renewals, orders or reservations can be made. It is also not possible to use electronic resources outside the campus network (external use).

Renewing your loans

Loans can be renewed up to five times, if they have not been reserved by another user. When the maximum of renewals is reached, the corresponding media must be presented at the circulation desk.  If the loan period has expired, a renewal is not possible.

The following options are available for renewals:

  • Online renewal using your user account
  • Renewal at the circulation desk during service hours (presentation of user ID is necessary).
  • Renewal by telephone: during service hours by calling +49 391 67-52925. Your user number is required for this. 

Please note: books from the Medical Central Library (MZB) can only be renewed there. 

Last Modification: 08.10.2020 - Contact Person: UB IT Applications