Update: Limited pick-up and return of print resources in the Central Library

As of May 18, 2020, the Central Library at Kiel University has resumed a pick-up and return service for print resources: Please collect or return your items in a self-service area set up for you: Mon-Fri from 9 a.m. - 4.30 p.m. (except public holidays).

This also applies to the pick-up and return of interlibrary loan orders within the framework of our regular interlibrary loan service resumed on June 2, 2020. From that date onwards, you can also place orders for items from our Westring stacks.

Since this will initially increase the number of orders, we ask for your understanding that, for the time being, your orders will be available for you to pick up on the next working day but one.

All other on-site services remain unavailable at present.

Please note our regulations and information more

Central Library and Medical Library closed until further notice

Due to the current health hazard situation ("corona virus"), the Central Library and the Medical Library at Kiel University are closed until further notice.

For further information, please refer to our FAQ. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further individual concerns: info@ub.uni-kiel.de

Information on the respective specialist libraries can be found on their websites or on those of their institutes or departments.

Resumption of our regular inter-library loan service and termination of electronic copy delivery services within the COVID-19 Emergency Operation

As of June 2, 2020, the Central Library has resumed its regular interlibrary loan service.

At the same time, the electronic copy delivery services within the framwork of the so-called COVID-19 Emergency Operation ended on May 31, 2020. Made possible by a temporary agreement between the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs and VG Wort, this agreement has not been extended, thus regrettably putting to an end the electronic delivery of copies to end users via e-mail / PDF.

If you have any questions, please contact us at fernleihe@ub.uni-kiel.de.

Your temporary access to additional e-resources

For all members of Kiel University, some providers and publishers have opened parts of their unlicensed e-resources during the Corona crisis, allowing for temporary access via VPN. Our link list of providers and publishers will be updated continuously as new offers become available.

Your licensing request for e-books

You are a member of Kiel University and need a specific book not yet available here? Please feel free to make a licensing request, so that we can make your requested e-book available to all members of Kiel University immediately via on-campus access. We ask for your understanding that, in view of the total amount of 35,000 Euros for the whole of the university, only a selection of low- and medium-priced titles can be considered.