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How long is my library card valid?

Students
Your FAUcard stays with you during the whole course of your studies.
Its validity period is printed onto it and, after re-registering for the next semester, can be renewed every semester at validation machines.
After exmatriculation, your FAUcard expires.
If you wish to continue using the services of the University Library, please contact our staff at the Information Desks.

Researchers and employees of the University
How long your FAUcard is valid, depends on your employment status:

  • If you are a fixed-term employee, your FAUcard will be valid until your contract is terminated.
  • Regular employees usually receive a FAUcard without time limit. The validity period printed on the card, however, is set to a five-year period.
    This period can be renewed at a validation machine anytime if the employment is still ongoing.

After your contract has been terminated, your FAUcard will also expire. If you wish to continue using the services of the University Library, please contact our staff at the Information Desks.

External users
Your library card is valid for a year. You can prolong the validation period once every year for another year.
If you do not borrow any media from the University Library for three years in a row, all your data will be deleted from our systems automatically.

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