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The USL Bonn in safe operations mode

Below you will find information on the USL during the Corona Pandemic.

In order to contain the spread of the Corona virus, the ULB Bonn remains in safe operations mode. This regards both the Main Library and MNL Branch Library.

The following services are available during the opening times:

Reading rooms

Main Library and MNL Branch Library reading rooms are open for University of Bonn students.

Starting Monday, October 18, proof of compliance with the 3G rule is required in order to access the Main Library and MNL Branch Library.

Precondition for the use is a booking an appointment up to 7 days in advance. Use of reading rooms is restricted to a maximum of 8 hours per day.

It is required to wear a medical mask on all routes within the USL and wherever there is a lack of space. The mask can be taken off at the workspace. We appreciate if you look out for others and wear the mask at your workspace.

Borrowing from open stacks and textbook collections

Open stacks are open for all users. Textbook collections are open for University of Bonn students.

Starting Monday, October 18, proof of compliance with the 3G rule is required in order to access the Main Library and MNL Branch Library.

It is not necessary to make an appointment.

It is no longer possible to order holdings from the open stacks by filling out a form.

All users can pick up ordered media and return books without making an appointment.

A medical mask is required to access the open stack and textbook collections.

On-site use of library items

Our workspaces are open for all users who wish to use or scan items that may not be checked out. Please ensure to first order these items via the search portal bonnus and then book an appointment at the respective location. There is a direct link from bonnus to the booking system. Please note the availability date indicated after placing your order.

Our PC workspaces are open for all users who wish to use electronic media.You can use a USB stick to store electronic media if this is permitted by the licensing terms. A printer is not available at the work space.

The Curtius reading room is open for all users of library items that are restricted to the Curtius reading room. Please ensure to first order the desired items via the search portal bonnus and then book an appointment for the Curtius reading room. There is a direct link from bonnus to the booking system. Please note the availability date indicated after placing your order. Appointments for use of library items can be booked for 1-2 hours per day, no more than one week in advance.

A valid library card is required for on-site use. Starting Monday, October 18, proof of compliance with the 3G rule is required in order to access the Main Library and MNL Branch Library.

It is required to wear a medical mask on all routes within the USL and wherever there is a lack of space. The mask can be taken off at the workspace. We appreciate if you look out for others and wear the mask at your workspace.

Reproduction orders

Starting immediately, users from Bonn will once again also be charged fees for reproduction orders.

iPad lending

To facilitate participating in the digital semester and online examinations iPads may be borrowed from the USL. Devices are picked up from the MNL Branch Library. Devices may be borrowed for up to 6 months.

Standard apps are preinstalled on the devices. The installation of additional apps is possible, but requires the creation of an Apple ID.

What is possible at any time from home?

  • Information and advice on library use
    Please feel free to contact us at any time by e-mail to [Email protection active, please enable JavaScript.] or by telephone (Mon-Fr, 10 am-6 pm) at 0228/73-7525 (Main Library) or 0228/73-3405 (MNL Branch Library)
  • Library cards
    Applications for admission and renewal of library cards are possible for all users
  • Literature research
    Research our catalogue conveniently from home via the search portal bonnus.
  • Use of electronic media
    As a member of the University, numerous electronic media are available to you via the search portal bonnus (articles, eBooks, eJournals, full text databases, bibliographic databases, etc.). In addition, we offer you up-to-date information on free databases, articles, journals and eBooks.
  • Digitization service for periodical articles
    Members of the University of Bonn can use the digitization service for articles from printed journals from USL holdings and with a shelf number beginning with "Z".
  • Interlibrary loan
    The interlibrary loan is available to all users
  • Settlement of fees
    You can pay open fees conveniently by bank transfer.
  • Online tutorials
    We offer various tutorials for students and lecturers.
  • Preparation of digital courses
    We support you in the preparation of digital courses, with regard to licensing and procurement of required e-media. Support with the technical implementation can be obtained from the eCampus Bonn team.
  • Publication service
    Use our publication server bonndoc to publish your scientific papers. If you need support, please contact our publication consulting service.
  • Submission of dissertations and habilitations
    We are also happy to receive deposit copies of your dissertation or habilitation by mail.

 

Corona 64pxTo avoid the spread of the Corona virus, the Bonn University and State Library will remain in safe operations mode. This regards both the Main Library (Adenauerallee 39-41, 53113 Bonn) and MNL Branch Library (Friedrich-Hirzebruch-Allee 4, formerly: Nußallee 15a, 53115 Bonn).

 

Do you have any further questions or concerns? Please feel free to write us an eMail.

All information at a glance:

As of October 15, 2021

 

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