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University and State Library

Bonn University and State Library

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How to contact us

Opening hours 
Mon. - Fri.: 8 am to midnight
Sat. + Sun.: 10 am to midnight
Borrowing and returning items:
Mon. - Sun.: 10 am to midnight
Information desk
Mon. - Fri.: 10 am to 6 pm
information@ulb.uni-bonn.de
benutzungmnl@ulb.uni-bonn.de
Lates News
Main Library and MNL Branch Library - Reduced Service Hours

Starting October, the service hours on weekdays are reduced.

USL Bonn Services in Winter Semester 2022/2023

Brief introductions from October 10 to 20, 2022

10/03/2022: USL closed on German Unification Day

Main Library and MNL Branch Library will close for the public holiday.

New USL Website

Following many months of preparation, the USL Bonn’s new website is finally going live.

Current events
Short introduction: How to use the Main Library (digital)
Online via zoom
02:00 - 02:30
Just starting out in your studies or not set foot in the library yet? We regularly run brief introductions to using the library at the start of every semester
Short introduction: How to use the MNL Branch Library (on-site)
MNL Branch Library
02:00 - 02:30
Just starting out in your studies or not set foot in the library yet? We regularly run brief introductions to using the library at the start of every semester.
Short introduction: How to use the MNL Branch Library (digital)
Online via zoom
02:00 - 02:30
Just starting out in your studies or not set foot in the library yet? We regularly run brief introductions to using the library at the start of every semester.
Short introduction: How to use the Main Library (on-site)
Main Library
02:00 - 02:30
Just starting out in your studies or not set foot in the library yet? We regularly run brief introductions to using the library at the start of every semester.

Current projects

Serverroom
© Volker Lannert / Universität Bonn

New Alma library system

In August 2022, the USL is beginning its switch to a new library management system, which is set to go live in September 2023.

books
© ULB Bonn

NS-Raubgut project

The project is designed to produce the first-ever systematic review of the USL’s old holdings focusing specifically on books seized as a result of Nazi persecution and is the largest undertaking of its kind currently underway in Bonn.

Historical newspapers
© ULB Bonn

Digitization of historical newspapers in NRW

The government of North Rhine-Westphalia has been funding a state-wide project to digitize its historical newspapers since 2017.

For our researchers

Research data management

The Research Data Service Center can assist you with all aspects of research data management, from planning and proposing research projects to publishing and archiving your research data. -> Further information

Open Access Service Center

The service center provides you with comprehensive support, from details of current funding opportunities through to advice and information on choosing the right license.

bonndoc—the University of Bonn’s publication server

Academic works from the University can be published electronically on bonndoc.

Did you know...?

Logo
© BonnerBibliotheken

The BonnerBibliotheken partnership

This lets you run simultaneous searches in the catalogs of public libraries based in Bonn and the surrounding area.

Logo Sammlungen
© Thomas Häpp / ULB Bonn

Cultural heritage in the USL

If you have any questions about the items we hold, would like to do some research in our collections, are interested in historical and cultural studies in the Rhineland region or want to deposit your publication with us as an obligatory copy, our website is just the right place for you.

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