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 University of Applied Sciences Nuremberg can use their OHMcard to register as a user of the university library. A PDF ID card with barcode issued by the University of Applied Sciences is not accepted at the UB; you must obtain an additional library card from the UB against payment.

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.