Information for external users

The Duisburg-Essen University Library is open to all interested users -
whether you are studying at another university or would like to research privately.

We have compiled all the important information for you here.

Current info on registration & use

Access to the branch libraries

You do not need a library card to enter the branch libraries.

Please wear a medical mouth-nose protection (OP mask or FFP2 mask) during your entire stay in the branch libraries - also at the study places.

Corona info

Register & lending

You need a library card to borrow media.

If you would like to register for the first time, please complete the online registration form. You will receive your library card at the service or lending desk during service hours.

For more info, click here:

Learning in the library

Due to Corona regulations, the study places in the branch libraries can only be used by UDE members after prior booking.

Other library visitors can use unbooked places spontaneously.

There is no booking option for external users.

Read more

Printing, copying, scanning

For copying and scanning from printed media as well as for printing from the internet, copy cards are available at vending machines. It is also possible to save the data on a USB flash drive and/or send it by email.

Files (PDF, Word, Excel) on USB flash drives can be opened at the PC workstations and printed from there.

Read more

Retrieving e-media

For licensing reasons, numerous electronic resources (e-books, journals, databases) can only be used by UDE members within the university network.

External users can only access these e-media at the PC workstations in the branch libraries. Access to electronic media from home, e.g. via VPN, is not possible.

Opening and service hours

Literature research

Tips & tricks

Primo, the catalogue of the UL
In Primo, you search the local library catalogue and other electronic sources in an integrative user interface.

Campus delivery service
All lendable and available media can be ordered from the branch libraries on the other campus via campus delivery service at no charge.

Interlibrary loan
Literature which is not available at the Duisburg-Essen UL can be ordered via interlibrary loan. For each order, a fee of 1.50 € is due.

Databases and various electronic resources are available only to UDE members due to license agreement reasons and are available at the PC workstations in the libraries without limitation.