Registration and library card

Can I use my student ID or employee ID as a library card?

The following use their student ID or employee ID card as a library card:
  • UDE students,
  • UDE staff members,
  • guest students at the UDE,
  • students and staff memberts of the Folkwang University of Arts,
  • students and staff memberts of the RUB and the TU Dortmund, 
  • students and staff memberts of the HRW University of Applied Sciences.

Cards can get activated in all branch libraries.
Please note the service hours on the right and the information about the required documents.

Do I get a library card?

The following will get a free library card:
  • UDE staff members without employee ID,
  • members of the University Clinic Essen,
  • students and staff members of other universities under the responsible body of the federal land of NRW,
  • school students.
The following can receive a library card for an annual usage fee of 20.00 €:
  • external users.
Please note:

Please complete our registration form for new users first:

Where do I get my library card?

Library cards are issued in all branch libraries. Please note the service hours on the right.

Which documents do I need to provide?

  • your valid German ID
    OR
    your German passport together with a recent registration of residence (not older than 6 months)
  • your foreign ID or passport together with a recent registration of residence (not older than 6 months)
    OR
    your valid temporary residence permit ( = Aufenthaltstitel), if it contains the address
Please provide the following documents in addition:
  • UDE staff members without employee ID
    --> contract of employment
  • members of the University Clinic Essen
    --> employee ID or contract of employment
  • students of other universities under the responsible body of the federal land of NRW
    --> certificate of enrollment or student ID
  • staff members of other universities under the responsible body of the federal land of NRW
    --> employee ID or contract of employment
  • school students
    --> school ID

I lost my card. What do I have to do?

Please get you card blocked as soon as possible.

If you lost or damaged your student ID or your employee ID, please contact the responsible office of the UDE or at your university.

If you should need a replacement card, a charge of 10.00 € is due for a library card of an external user or an University member who does not have an employee ID or a student ID.

> more aboutreplacement card

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Contact

by e-mail:
information.ub@uni-due.de

on the phone:
Duisburg: +49 (0) 203 379 2010
Essen: +49 (0) 201 183 3727

Service hours at the lending desks

Branch libraries in Duisburg
LK mon - fri   8am - 7pm
  sat 10am - 2pm
BA mon - fri   8am - 7pm
MC mon - fri   8am - 7pm
Branch libraries in Essen
GW/GSW mon - fri   8am - 7pm
  sat 10am - 2pm
MNT mon - fri   8am - 7pm
Medizin mon - fri   8am - 5pm