Universität Bonn

University and State Library

More than books

Using the Library

Your library card lets you access the USL’s services: borrow items, order them for consultation on site, use e-media 24/7, find the most suitable working space for your needs, and much more besides. 

Links: Abteilungsbibliothek MNL von außen, rechts: Hauptbibliothek von außen
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Opening hours and locations

When can you get what done? Opening and service times for the Main Library and MNL Branch Library sites.

Studierende vor der Hauptbibliothek
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Library card and user account

How does your library card work? How can you request and renew one? Get access to all of the USL’s services.

Eine Frau nimmt ein Buch aus einem Regal
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Borrowing and ordering

Where can I find items that I have ordered? How long can I borrow them for? This is where you can find answers to any questions you might have about borrowing.

Ein Bücherwagen steht vor einem Transporter
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Inter-library loan

If you need an item that isn’t held by the USL, you can order it from an external library via the interlibrary loan service or request its purchase via a direct delivery service.

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Using e-media

You can make use of several thousand e-periodicals, e-books and databases at any time of day or night, either within the University or from the comfort of your own home.

Studierende arbeiten im Lesesaal der Hauptbibliothek
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Studying and working

Whether you’re after an individual workspace, a group study pod, a scanning station or a workspace with video facilities, you will find somewhere that meets your needs in the USL.

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Printing, photocopying, scanning

Use the printers, photocopiers and scanners at the USL’s various sites or place an order for reproductions.

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Bags and coats as well as study materials can be stored in the lockers in the Main Library and MNL Branch Library.


Information about the accessible services provided by the USL Bonn.

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