You are here: Home Corona - Restrictions in use of the library

Corona - Library restrictions

On this page we inform you about current service restrictions and answer frequently asked questions about the Corona-dependent "safe operations". We give you an overview of current research options and contact persons in times of Corona.

Corona 64pxBorrowing service open again to all users [Update: June 24, 2020] This includes both, the Main Library (Adenauerallee 39-41, 53113 Bonn) and the MNL Branch Library (Nußallee 15a, 53115 Bonn).


Using the library

Due to the current "safe operations" of the ULB, the following restrictions in use apply:

  • Book lending is possible for all users with advance notification via the search portal bonnus.
  • Registration is only possible for members of the University of Bonn via online form
  • Renewal of library cards is now possible for all users via online form.
  • For the return of borrowed books no advance registration is necessary.
  • Reservations of borrowed books are possible.
  • Interlibrary loan orders for both books and articles are possible again.
  • Items which can only be ordered to the reading rooms are currently not available.
  • Members of the University of Bonn can order articles from printed journals from the holdings of the ULB Bonn via the digitization service.
  • All work areas of the ULB will remain closed until further notice.

You can find detailed information on the effects and significance for you as well as the answers to the most frequently asked questions in our FAQ on Corona-dependent "safe operations".

Your question is not listed? Please send us an e-mail.

Teaching support

Are you preparing digital courses? We're happy to help!

On our support website Support for digital teaching in the summer semester 2020, we summarize the information that will help you to implement your course digitally. We answer questions about the acquisition of e-Books and their licensing, provide information about research options and full-texts access and explain the new digitization service.

You can find detailed information on the publication of your own scientific work in our service area for the bonndoc publication server.

The eCampus team has support for the technical implementation of your course.

Research - information, tips and special regulations

When you need literature, you can carry out your research via the search portal bonnus as usual. Search here for electronic full texts that are free and licensed for members of the University of Bonn.

On our website research options and access to full-texts despite the corona virus, we have put together the most important information and tips for researching in bonnus and other databases. We will keep you informed about all temporarily extended licenses in the electronic offering and how you can use e-media from home.

Online tutorials

Due to the coronavirus-related restrictions on-site tutorials can’t take place at the ULB premises. In this case, online tutorials are an alternative.
On our website Online tutorials for lecturers and students you find a list of online offers of the ULB, both interdisciplinary and subject-specific tutorials.
We have also compiled a list of external (mostly) free online tutorials.

Contact persons

The best way to contact our contact persons at the moment is by e-mail, as the majority of our telephones are currently not manned.

The staff members of the information services can be contacted by e-mail ([Email protection active, please enable JavaScript.]).

All information at a glance:

As of June 30, 2020


Document Actions