Computers, Internet & WiFi
The Main Library, the branch libraries and many of the departmental libraries have work stations with Internet access. All University Library Erlangen-Nürnberg (UB) locations provide WiFi for members of the University. If you wish to search for literature from outside Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), you must access the university network via the virtual private network (VPN) provided by Regional Computer Centre Erlangen (RRZE).
Work stations with Internet access
The Main Library, the branch libraries and many of the departmental libraries have work stations with Internet access that you can use with your login. In some locations it is also possible to send documents for printing from the work stations.
Please note the following information on using the work stations:
- The work stations may only be used for the purposes of studying, work and training; they may not be used for commercial purposes.
- This includes, in particular, the rules specified here. In addition, users must obey the instructions of UB staff.
- The software and functions are provided by UB for independent use; technical support is not provided by UB staff. The UB recommends that users attend the training courses offered. The library does not guarantee the files stored on its servers, no backup is made.
- Printing is subject to a fee; the current FAU price list applies. Printing can be paid for with the FAUcard or the library card.
In case of a breach of the conditions mentioned here and detailed in point 2, in particular if the work stations are used for purposes other than those specified under point 1, the UB reserves the right to impose penalties (e.g. terminating the session, denying access for a limited period or permanently).
The VPN enables a computer with Internet access from any provider to connect to the university network.
RRZE recommends using the Cisco AnyConnect VPN client. A pre-configured profile for the VPN client for iPhone and macOS is available.
More information and client download
Open the online database or electronic journal via ‘Recherche starten’ (start research). Please note that to open electronic journal articles that are provided in PDF format you will require Adobe Reader, which is available to download free of charge online.
WiFi and eduroam
All UB locations have WiFi to enable users to access the Internet from mobile devices. RRZE provides IT services at FAU and is responsible for any questions about Internet access. FAU’s WiFi may only be user by members of the University (students and staff). It provides users with access to the university network.
eduroam is a European initiative – in collaboration with the German National Research and Education Network (DFN) in Germany – that provides students and staff from other participating universities and organisations with WiFi access (e.g. guest students, travelling researchers or during an event).
More information: https://www.doku.faubox.rrze.fau.de/