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You need a library card in order to use the library. On our pages you will learn about under which conditions you can register in the ULB Bonn and how to receive a library card.

Corona 64px Please note: Due to current restrictions caused by the coronavirus, applications for admission to use the library can only be requested via online form. You will receive an email from us with the username of your library card that you need for orders. The library card will be given when the books are picked up.

Renewals of library cards are also only possible via online form. If you do not receive any further notification from us, your library card will be renewed the following day.

registrationYou need a library card if you wish to use the library’s services and the premises. The library card will be handed out when you register with the loan departments of the Main Library or the MNL Branch Library Monday to Friday between 08:00 and 07:00 pm.

An annual fee of 20 € will be charged for the library usage. An exemption from fees applies to the following groups of people:

  • Members of Bonn University and members of other universities under the administration of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia
  • Members of Bonn University society – friends, sponsors, alumni
  • Pupils provided that they have the permission to use the library.

As a rule, the library card is valid for a period of 1 year. Special regulations apply for University employees.

Please apply in good time and in person at the loan department in order to extend the validity. You need to produce your personal identity card or passport with registration certificate. Students must also submit their student card.

In the event of a loss of your library card or a change of address, please notify the loan department immediately. You will be personally liable for the consequences of abusive use of your lost or not immediately blocked library card.
You can view information about your saved personal data (address, date of birth, possibly email address etc.) and the period of validity of your library card under "my account" in the search portal bonnus.

Documents that have to be produced at the time of registration

All users must produce an identity card or passport with registration certificate.

The following groups of people must also produce:

Groups of people Required documents
Students Student identity card
Professors and employees who are not mentioned
on the websites of Bonn University or a university in NRW
Employment contract as proof of employment at Bonn University or another university in NRW
Professors and employees with a
fixed-term employment contract
Copy or fax of the employment contract giving the date of the fixed-term
Members of Bonn University society – friends, sponsors, alumni Membership card
Appointed legal person Written authority with official and corporate seal
Minors, if they are not students at Bonn University Written permission and declaration of surety of a legal representative
Pupils pupil identification card

We also recommend our brochure "quick&easy". The brochure provides an initial overview of the facilities and services of the ULB.
You can pick up such a brochure at the Main Library or you can also download the brochure as a PDF file.

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