Important information regarding COVID-19 pandemic at the OvGU and the University Library

The OVGU in general has compiled the following important information for you and ask you to observe the service instructions and to inform yourself there regularly about changes.

Closure to the Public - Loans and Returns still possible

Due to the nationwide lockdown, the University Library will close to the public from Wednesday, December 16th 2020, until at least Sunday, March 7th 2021. Please make increased use of our electronic resources and digital services.

Contact-free lending and returning after appointment is possible, please place your order online via OPAC or UBfind. We will contact you via email to agree on an appointment for pickup. Please read the important notes

Returns can be made after contacting the circulation desk between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. (+49 391 67-52925, or chat with us) and agreeing on an appointment. 

Digital services of the University Library

The University Library points out its digital services to support students, lecturers, and researchers of the OVGU. These services include:

Digital Campus Delivery Service (for students, lecturers, and researchers of the OVGU): the library scans articles of journals or anthologies from the library's holdings in accordance with copyright law and makes them available digitally. Read more.

Digital Semester Apparatus (for OVGU lecturers and students): the library scans articles from journals, anthologies or small parts of monographs from the library's holdings in accordance with copyright law and makes them available in digital form on the e-learning platform to be used in lectures, seminars, and courses in general. Read more.

eBook request: If a book is urgently needed that is available as an eBook in bookstores, the library will try to acquire it as an eBook. Please use our web form or make an informal purchase suggestion directly to the subject librarian responsible for the respective subject (find your contact person). 

Digital Campus Standards Delivery Service CaNoLi and Patent Information Center (for OVGU - members): Standards, guidelines, technical rules and TGL standards can be ordered via this service. The Patent Information Center and the Standards Info Point can still be reached by telephone (0391 67-52979) or e-mail: . Read more.


Regarding the specific questions related to the University Library, we provide answers to frequently asked questions here:




Last Modification: 11.02.2021 - Contact Person: UB IT Applications