Registration & library card

Students and employees of the UDE

In many cases, the data of UDE students is already recorded in our library system.

Students and employees of the UDE who are not yet registered in the library system must register their data once.

Registration takes place via Shibboleth using your university ID.
Please log in with your university ID and complete the registration form.

To the online registration

You are an employee of the UDE, already have a library account and would like to add your university ID?
Please contact the lending desk in person or by email
(ausleihe.ub@uni-due.de).

External users

External users who wish to register for the first time should fill in the registration form before coming to the library.

To the online registration

Afterwards, you can get your library card at one of the lending desks. Please note our service hours.

You can apply for the extension of the card validity online.
Please scan your external library card and send the scan together with the necessary documents by email to: ausleihe.ub@uni-due.de.

Which documents do I need to provide?

Why do I need a library card?

All users without university ID need a library card to borrow media and to authenticate themselves at the PC workstations.

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

The following use their student ID or employee ID card for borrowing:

  • 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 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 fee of 20.00 €:

  • external users.

Please note:

Where do I get my library card?

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

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.

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