Universität Bonn

University and State Library

Library Card and User Account

The library card entitles you to access all USL services. This website contains all information on applying for a new and renewing your existing library card plus details regarding your user account.

To get your library card, please take the following four steps:

  1. Fill out the online form and click Submit.
  2. The loan department will subsequently send you an email with your library card user number and important information.
  3. Afterwards you can log into My account by also setting a password.
  4. Pick up your library card from the responsible loan department at the Main Library or MNL Branch Library.
Students walk into the main library
© Barbara Frommann / Universität Bonn

Applying for a library card

University of Bonn students

You are a University of Bonn student looking to apply for a library card?

University of Bonn staff

You are a member of staff at the University of Bonn?

Students from other higher education institutions

You are not a student at the University of Bonn but of another higher education institution, looking to apply for a library card?

Other users

You would like to use the services of the USL?


Renewing a library card

University of Bonn students

You are a University of Bonn student looking to renew your library card?

University of Bonn staff

You are a member of staff at the University of Bonn looking to renew your library card?

Students from other higher education institutions

You are a student from another higher education institution but of another higher education institution, looking to renew your library card?

Other users

You would like to use the services of the USL?

Frequently asked questions on library cards and user accounts

  • University of Bonn members
  • Students of NRW higher education institutions
  • External User
  • Pupils

To register, all users must show their ID card or passport together with confirmation of registration with the Bonn authorities.

The following group of people must  additionally present:

Group of people Required documentation
Students of the University of Bonn and Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg, University of Applied Sciences Student ID
Professors and staff of the University of Bonn Proof of affiliation with the University of Bonn
Professors and staff of the University of Bonn employed on a temporary contract  
Proof of employment
Minors unless they are University of Bonn students Completed declaration of guarantee and ID card or passport with legal guardian’s confirmation of registration with the Bonn authorities

To log into your user account, go to My account on the bonnus search portal and enter your USL user number, which you can find on the back of your library card. Your user account also holds your personal information such as address, date of birth, email address, where applicable, and the expiry date of your library card. 

Forgot your password?

Simply click on Forgot password on the login page. You will receive an email with your new password after entering your USL user number. If it is not possible to request a new password, e.g. because you did not indicate an email address when registering for the first time, please email leihstelle@ulb.uni-bonn.de

No.

Library cards are usually valid for one year. Different rules apply for University of Bonn staff.

Please notify the loan department of your loss immediately, via phone or e-mail. You are personally liable for any actions resulting from unlawful use of your library card that was lost and not immediately blocked.

Please notify the loan department of you change of address, via phone or e-mail.


Contact

Main Library Loan Department

We are happy to answer any questions about borrowing items, including issuing library cards, taking items out, returning them, renewing them and much more. We are here from 10 am to 6 pm Monday to Friday.

Contact

+49 228  73-7214

leihstelle@ulb.uni-bonn.de

Address

Adenauerallee 39-41
53113 Bonn

MNL Branch Library Loan Department

We are happy to answer any questions about borrowing items, including issuing library cards, taking items out, returning them, renewing them and much more. We are here from 10 am to 6 pm Monday to Friday.

Contact

+49 228 73-2896

benutzungmnl@ulb.uni-bonn.de

Address

Friedrich-Hirzebruch-Allee 4 
53115 Bonn

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