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Service for UR students: books shipping by mail

Due to the current corona restrictions students of the University of Regensburg can now have up to five books from the holdings of the University Library shipped to their homes via a fee-based book delivery service using DHL. This is possible within Germany. Please note that delivery may take several days and you can only use this service if you already have a valid library card (UR card).

The service applies to books from the stacks (call number: 00/...) and the textbook collection (call number: 17/...).

The reading room holdings of the University Library (e.g. call number 50/...) and  holdings of the other Regensburg libraries (call number F 03/... , 999/... ) can not be delivered by mail.

Procedure:

Books from the stacks: please order desired books from the stacks as usual via the Regensburg Catalogue plus to your personal library account. Then enter the ordered books in the form linked below.

Textbooks: As you cannot post textbooks to your account via the Regensburg Catalogue plus please enter them directly in the form linked below. Please check the availability of desired textbooks in advance by searching the catalogue.

Please send the completed form as an email attachment (scan or photo) to info.ub@ur.de and enter "Postversand DHL 069... (your library number)" in the subject line. Please don't forget to sign the form.

You will then receive a message as to whether the desired books can be mailed and how heavy they are. After that, please buy the appropriate online shipping label via DHL. After payment you will receive a mail from DHL with the shipping label as PDF file. Please send it by email to info.ub@ur.de.

You can return the books by mail or in person at the lending area in the central library during opening hours. Outside opening hours books can also be returned at the automatic pick up and return station close to the textbook collection.

Order for fee-based book delivery service (PDF in German only)


Medical mask at reading desks

Wearing a FFP2-mask is mandatory in all premises of the university library.
At fixed study desks in the reading rooms, a medical face mask (surgical mask) can be worn instead of a FFP2-mask. (based on the infection protection concept of the UR dated 13 December 2021 - in German only)


Current access regulations according to the 15th BayIfSMV

According to § 5 of the 15th BayIfSMV the 2G rule applies with immediate effect for students and external users: access to the premises of the university library is only possible for those who are vaccinated or have recovered according to § 2 Nr. 2 and 4 SchAusnahmV.

For non-vaccinated and non-recovered persons with medical certificate, the 3G plus rule applies. Persons who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons, are allowed to enter the library if they have a negative PCR test result and at the same time prove their status by presenting an original written medical certificate containing their full name and date of birth.

Access regulations to UB premises for university employees correspond to the regulations that apply to the entire university.

If you cannot visit the university library due to current regulations, you may have books collected and returned by a vaccinated or recovered person. To borrow books from the reading rooms, this person needs your library card and an informal authorization issued by you. Your library card is not required to return books.

Of course, borrowed books can still be returned by mail. Please include a note with your name and user number.

Universitätsbibliothek Regensburg
Ausleihe
Universitätsstr. 31
93053 Regensburg

 

If you have any questions or problems please contact info.ub@ur.de


Rooms for active participation in virtual courses

To enable students of the University of Regensburg active participation in virtual courses between in-person sessions,  the University Library is expanding its available space with the beginning of the semester.

Please have your student ID and 2G proof ready to use all the areas mentioned below.

Please also note that FFP2-masks are mandatory in all premises of the university library. At fixed study desks in the reading rooms a medical face mask (surgical mask) can be worn instead of a FFP2-mask (based on the infection protection concept of the UR dated 13. December 2021).

From 18 October, the following areas will be accessible again:

  • Information center in the Central Library (Mo-Fr, 09:00 - 20:00) : All designated places can be used without pre-registration during opening hours. Please note: From 10:00 - 14:00 there will be library staff at the information desk, from 09:00 - 10:00 and 14:00 - 20:00 a security service randomly checks the 2G proofs.
     
  • Workspaces on level 7 of the Central Library above the General Reading Room (Mo-Fr, 08:00 - 19:45): access via the entrance to the General Reading Room. Up to two seats per table group can be occupied in each room.
     
  • Carrels (=working booths) within the Textbook Collection in the Central Library (Mo-Fr, 10:00 - 16:00): carrels can be occupied by individuals for a maximum of 2 hours per day. You will receive the key for a carrel at the entrance to the textbook collection and the key will be booked on your user account for 2 hours. Please note: carrels are only available for students of the University of Regensburg. A reservation option for the use of the carrels is currently being planned.
     
  • From Thursday, 21.10.2021: Carrels (=working booths) in the reading room Law 2 (Mo-Fr, 08:00 - 20:00): carrels can be occupied by individuals for a maximum of 2 hours per day. Registration takes place via a list available at the reading room counter.


Desinfectants are available in all these areas in order to be able to clean the workplaces.

Of course, you can also participate in virtual courses within the reading rooms.   Please note, however, that you must use headphones and cannot speak.

Laptop charging lockers (where available) can also be used again at the start of the semester. You can get the key on request at the respective reading room counter.


Current regulations

Access regulations

Students and external users, who want to enter the reading rooms of the University Library (UB), the textbook collection, the contact-free lending area or rooms for active participation in virtual courses must prove that they have been vaccinated or recovered (according to the 15th BayIfSMV).

For non-vaccinated and non-recovered persons with medical certificate, the 3G plus rule applies. Persons who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons, are allowed to enter the library if they have a negative PCR test result and at the same time prove their status by presenting an original written medical certificate containing their full name and date of birth.

Access regulations to UB premises for university employees correspond to the regulations that apply to the entire university.

At the entrance counters of the reading rooms and the textbook collection, the certificates are systematically checked by the supervisory staff of the UB. In the information center proofs are checked by library staff from 10:00 - 14:00. From 09:00 - 10:00 and 14:00 - 20:00 a security service randomly checks the proofs. As there is no staff working in the contact-free lending area, random checks are carried out there.

When entering the reading room, the information center (between 10:00 - 14:00) and the textbook collection, please show the corresponding proof without being asked. To facilitate control, a digital version of the proof (e.g. via mobile app) would be perfect.

Mask obligation

Wearing a FFP2-mask is mandatory in all premises of the university library.
At fixed study desks in the reading rooms a medical face mask (surgical mask) can be worn instead of a FFP2-mask. (based on the infection protection concept of the UR dated 13. December 2021
You can find information on exemption from the mask requirement in the infection protection concept of the university. (in German only)

Hygiene measures and infection control concept

Access to the reading rooms as well as the use of all services of the UB on site on campus are based on hygiene and safety guidelines which are explained in detail in the infection protection concept of the university.  (in German only)
Please note the current information on site.

Offer of reading places and opening hours

You can check online, how many reading places are still available. The numbers are updated in real time after the page is reloaded. Display of free places


The opening hours for external users will therefore remain in place until further notice.

You can always find the current opening hours of the reading rooms here.

Contact data collection

For reasons of contact tracing, the University of Regensburg operates a comprehensive data collection of all participants of face-to-face courses and all other stays at the UR.

For this purpose, the library card is scanned in the university library when entering and leaving each reading room. In the process, the user number, entry or exit times, and the reading room are saved on internal university servers.

This also applies to break times: When leaving the reading room, please inform the supervisor whether you are leaving the reading room permanently or only for a break. If you only leave the reading room for a break, you are still entitled to your reading place for 60 minutes.
After a 60-minute absence, the system will automatically log you out. Please note that in this case you will need to provide your 2G proof again at the reading room entrance. Please note that the data collection is done separately for each reading room. Participation in the contact data collection is mandatory, please have your library card ready for this purpose every time you enter and leave the reading room.

More information on the contact data collection at the UB can be found here (in German only)

Borrowing media from the reading rooms

UR members can borrow books directly from the reading rooms to their homes (students of the UR: max. 5 books for 14 days). University members (UR staff and students) can borrow books from the reading rooms during the entire opening hours. Books borrowed from the reading rooms can be returned either at the respective reading room or at the non-contact circulation area in the Central Library.
Books in the special collection with the local code 55 (Reclam Collection PT) can be ordered via the online catalog and can be picked up and also returned at the contact-free circulation desk in the Central Library.

Scanning in the reading rooms

Scanners are available in all reading rooms. Please scan only single chapters or a few pages (not whole books!) and keep your length of stay as short as possible. Please note that no USB sticks are currently issued for loan.


Service for students from risk groups

Please note: This service is aimed exclusively at students who, for health reasons, are currently unable to visit the reading rooms to use the reading stations or borrow books due to the risk of infection with the corona virus.

For students from at-risk groups, books ( a maximum of five books from the reading rooms) will be checked out of the reading rooms by library staff and made available centrally on a specially set up shelf at the entrance to the contact-free lending area in the Central Library.
Students from at-risk groups are asked to send an e-mail to ausleihe.ub@ur.de and indicate which books (please include the shelf mark) are needed from the reading rooms.

For students from risk groups, a limited number of individual work booths are also available in the Central Library. Students from at-risk groups are asked to contact ausleihe.ub@ur.de by e-mail and specify the period of time during which they would like to work.



You will find answers to frequently asked questions in our FAQs.

If you have any further questions, please contact the staff of the University Library by phone on 0941 943-3990 (Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 16:00). You are also welcome to send us your request or question in writing by e-mail at any time.

The University Library has set up a chat information service. All members of the University of Regensburg can reach the UB via the UR Chat (Rocket.Chat) from Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 16:00. Enter the user "Auskunft UB" in the search field and send your questions directly to the staff.


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