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What are the current opening hours?

Main Library, Schuhstr. 1a, Erlangen

  • Monday to Friday: 9 am to 8 pm

Science and Technology Branch Library, Erwin-Rommel-Str. 60, Erlangen

  • Monday to Friday: 9 am to 8 pm

Economic and Social Sciences Branch Library, Lange Gasse 20, Nuremberg

  • Monday to Friday: 9 am to 8 pm

Educational Science Branch Library, Regensburger Str. 160, Nuremberg

  • August: Monday to Friday 9 am to 4 pm

Departmental Library Law (02JU), Schillerstr. 1, Erlangen

  • Monday to Friday 8 am to 11.45 pm, Saturday 10 am to 9.45 pm

Departmental Library Educational Science, Philosophy and Psychology (04PA), Bismarckstr. 1, Erlangen

  • Monday to Friday 10 am to 3 pm

Departmental Library Political Science (05PO), Kochstr. 4, Erlangen

  • Monday to Friday 10 am to 3 pm

Library in the Institute of Sports Science and Sport (98SP), Gebbertstr. 123b, Erlangen

  • Monday to Friday 10 am to 1 pm

I would like to get literature from a still closed library, how does that work?

Do you like to get books that cannot be ordered via the catalogue (using the central collection points in the city centre or using the “special order”)? If you are a member of the Friedrich-Alexander-University (FAU), please contact the librarians on site directly and discuss a contactless delivery. Mail addresses and telephone numbers of the contact persons can be found via the entry on the page Locations & opening hours.

If you would like to borrow books from the Departmental Libraries Physics (09GP), Biology (10GB), Process Engineering (14GV) or Mathematics (18MI), please contact ub-sued-ausleihe@fau.de. The librarians on site will then arrange with you the delivery of the books at the Science and Technology Branch Library (TNZB).

Can I order again an article via interlibrary loan?

You can again order articles from books and scientific journals via interlibrary loan from other libraries.
The following conditions applies to ordering copies:

  • permitted for non-commercial use only
  • only one article from a scientific journal may be delivered in its entirety.
  • parts from books, a maximum of 10 % of the work may be delivered.

The expense allowance for the copies amounts to 1.50 €.

Which locations are currently open for loan/return?

These libraries are currently open:

  • Main Library, Erlangen: Orders for media in the Art History Library (06KU) or in the Library Geography (12GG) must also be borrowed and returned here.
  • Science and Technology Branch Library, Erlangen: Also Circulation Desk for 09GP, 10GB, 14GV, 18MI
    If you would like to borrow books from the Departmental Libraries Physics (09GP), Biology (10GB), Process Engineering (14GV) or Mathematics (18MI), please contact ub-sued-ausleihe@fau.de. The librarians on site will then arrange with you the delivery of the books at the Science and Technology Branch Library (TNZB).
  • Economic and Social Sciences Branch Library, Nuremberg
  • Educational Science Branch Library, Nuremberg
  • Departmental Library Educational Science, Philosphy and Psychology, Bismarckstr. 1, Erlangen: Orders for media in the Departmental Libraries American Studies (07AM), German Studies (07DS), English Studies (07EN), Romance Studies (07RO), Oriental Studies (07OR), Japanese Studies (07JA) and Drama and Media Studies (07TH) can only be borrowed and returned here.
  • Departmental Library Political Science, Kochstr. 4, Erlangen: Orders for media in the Departmental Libraries Sociology and Economic Sciences (05SO), Ancient History (06AG), Greek and Latin Philology (06KP), History of the Middle Ages and Modern Times (06MI) and Bayerische und Fränkische Landesgeschichte (06LG) as well as Archaeology (06AR) and Theology (all locations in the Theological Seminary Building) can only be borrowed and returned here. Media from the closed Mission Studies Library (01MW) must also be returned here.
  • Departmental Library of Sports Science and Sport (98SP)

Can I attend trainings?

The University Library is only offering many different online training courses until further notice. Starting with short introductions “New in the library” to training courses on effective literature research and literature management with Endnote and Citavi to the online series of the Digital Humanities Lab with many interesting topics, the librarians support you in your studies and teaching.
The training courses are free of charge and can be booked via the website.
For quick information, the e-tutorials on the library’s Youtube channel will help you.

Can I ask for personal advice at the information desks?

Please contact the Online Information Service of the University Library for personal advice.

From Monday, August 10, the information desk in the Main Library will again provide individual information at the reading room counter from 9 am to 6 pm. The information desk in the Science and Technology Branch Library is staffed from 9 am to 4 pm.

Can I use the public computer workstations?

Computer workstations can be used again in the open libraries as of March 10.

Can I pay fees again?

At the four central locations, fees can be paid again at the payment stations. Please pay attention to the general distance rules. The keyboard is cleaned regularly.

Can I request chapters or articles from printed books or journals via FAUdok?

Staff as well as students based at Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) can again order essays or extracts from books for the purpose of research and teaching via FAUdok, the free document delivery service.

Is it possible to order books via interlibrary loan?

Interlibrary loan orders are possible again. Delivery times may be longer, however, because the partner libraries are also just starting up again.

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