How do I get a library card?

The activated FAUcard functions as library card for students, researchers and employees of Friedrich-Alexander University (FAU) and members of the Graduate Centre. Activation can be done through the IDM homepage. A manual on how to activate the library function of the FAUcard can be found on this page.

If you are a member of the research staff of FAU, but have not received a FAUcard yet, the reason may lie in not having in a regular employment at FAU. In such cases, you can still obtain a library card for external users.

Members of the public (age 16 and older) need a library card of the University Library of Erlangen-Nürnberg (UB) for borrowing books. The fee for issuing is 5,00€. A 5€ note is required for payment.

Members of the Technische Hochschule Nürnberg can use their OHMcard to register as a user of the university library.
The library card can be issued at the following locations of the University Library.

For issuing, an identity card or a passport is required.
For library users who are under 18 years of age, a parent or guardian must complete and sign the consent form.
By registering as a library user, you accept the General Regulations on the Use of Bavarian Public Libraries (ABOB).

If you are a citizen of a non-EU country, your passport with a residence authorization that is still valid for at least 3 months is required. Alternatively, a residence titel can be provided.