Do interlibrary loan copies have to be collected from the library?

From now on, interlibrary loan copy orders must be collected from the library again. For each order delivered, 1.50 euros will be charged to your account.

Please follow the instructions:

Do I have to wear a mask?

The hygiene concept of the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) applies in conjunction with the regulations of the Infection Protection Measures Ordinance, which stipulates a mask requirement for libraries. FAU only provides study rooms and study spaces on the condition that all hygiene measures at FAU are complied with. Unfortunately, it is therefore not possible to be in the rooms of the University Library without a FFP2 mask. This also applies to users who present a certificate exempting them from the mask requirement.

Where can I find a place to learn?

The reading rooms in the Main Library, the Science and Technology Branch Library, the Economic and Social Sciences Branch Library, the Educational Science Branch Library and the Departmental Library Law (02JU) are open. Please book your desk via the booking system RSVP.
In the departmental libraries, please report to the librarian who will assign you a study place after you have filled out the contact form.

Can I pick up and return books?

All locations of the university library are open. You can borrow and return books if you comply with the 2G policy.

Please wear an FFP2 mask when entering the library locations.

Is it possible to use the public photocopiers and book scanners?

Public photocopiers, printers and book scanners can be used again.

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 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 reserve borrowed books?

You can reserve borrowed books at any time.

What is my library card number and password

The library card number is an 11-digit number. You will find the library card number on your FAUcard or your library card starting with 028 … or 056 … (for library users who have registered with their OHMcard).
The password is preset to the day, month and year of your birthday, for example 17051982, which is an identification feature to protect your personal data from unauthorized access.
Please change this password in the catalogue via the function Account / Renewal – Personal Data – Change Password to a personal password. The new password needs to consist of at least 8 and at most 12 characters. . You can use letters, numbers and special characters – with the exception of backslash \ and asterisk = star *. Please note that the password is case-sensitive.
We recommend that you change your password regularly.