Library card & annual fee for external users
For users who are not members of the UDE, an annual fee of 20.00 € is due according to the scale of charges and fees in the UL of the Duisburg-Essen University from April 9th 2010.Scale of charges and fees
Are there any exceptions?
Students and members of universities under the responsible body of the federal state of NRW are exempt from the annual usage fee. Please prove your student or member status by presenting a valid certificate of enrolment or a contract of employment of your university.
School students can use the Duisburg-Essen University Library for free and don't have to pay any usage fee. Please present your valid student identification card.
For Hartz-IV recipients the annual usage fee will be reduced to 10.00 € if a valid Hartz-IV notification is presented.
What do I have to do in order to keep on using my library card after a year?
Please have your library card reactivated and pay the annual usage fee of 20.00 € for another year.
If you are still a student or member of a university under the responsible body of the federal state of NRW, please prove your status once again by presenting a valid certificate of enrolment or a contract of employment of your university.
School students are requested to once again present a valid student identification card.
Do I need a new library card?
No, you continue to use your existing library card.
I'm a student at a state-run academy beyond NRW. Do I have to pay the annual usage fee?
How do I pay the usage fee?
The usage fee will be added to your user account and can be paid at the loan desks in our branch libraries. In the Humanities and Social Sciences Library, the MNT and the LK Library, pay machines are available to pay either cash or with your bank card.
You would like to transfer the usage fee?
Please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What do I have to do if I don't want to use the library card any longer?
The validity of your card will not be renewed automatically.
If you don't want to use your card any longer, simply don't pay the annual usage fee again. Your card will expire automatically after a year.