Hygiene and safety rules in the Central Library

For your protection, your stay at the Central Library is subject to security measures based on the CAU framework hygiene concept in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. We ask for your understanding that we cannot grant access to the building in the event of non-compliance or reserve the right to issue a building reprimand.

Admission to the building

  • Please use the two designated entrances to enter the building. Please use our distance markings in the entrance areas to maintain the necessary safety distances from other patrons.
  • Please wear a face mask and disinfect your hands with the disinfectants provided when entering the building.
  • Our security staff is positioned at a table with a scanner approx. 25 m behind the entrance (at the first cloakroom aisle). Please scan the barcode of your CAU card or your user ID at this scanning station so that we can record your user number and enter it in a database with a time stamp. In the event of COVID-19 infections and as part of the mandatory registration during the COVID-19 pandemic, this data enables us to identify all persons entering the building at the same time, to thus trace infection chains and to contact you for your protection if necessary. Patrons without a CAU Card or user ID are requested to enter their contact details and the time of their arrival on individual sheets of paper, place these in a locked box on the guard's desk and take a second, coloured individual sheet with them (see "Leaving the building").
  • The above-mentioned data is collected and used exclusively for the purposes described and will be deleted after 4 weeks.

Stay in the building

  • No more than 428 persons may stay in the building at any time.
  • Please move within the marked pathways at all times.
  • Please make sure to always wear your face mask and maintain the necessary safety distances from other patrons. You may remove your face mask only when working at your workstation.
  • Carrels: Please wash your hands in the sanitary facility in the immediate vicinity before entering the respective room areas. Their aisles may be entered by one person at a time only.
  • Integated printers / copiers / scanners: Please use these rooms (one person at a time only) for printing, copying and scanning only and wash your hands in the sanitary facility in the immediate vicinity before / after equipment use.
  • Lifts: Our lifts may be used by one person at a time only.
  • Lockers: Please feel free to take your jackets and bags with you. Alternatively, please use our lockers to store them. Please follow our signposted aisle system (1 person per aisle at a time only) and wash your hands before / after locker use in the sanitary facility in the immediate vicinity.
  • Microfilm room:Please use this room (one person at a time only) for using the readerprinter only and wash your hands in the sanitary facility in the immediate vicinity before / after equipment use.
  • Sanitary facilities: Our sanitary facilities are approved for use by one person at a time only.
  • Self-check-out terminals:Each terminal may be used by one person at a time only. Please maintain the necessary safety distances from other patrons and disinfect your hands with the disinfectants provided before / after device use.
  • Vending machines for beverages and snacks: The room may be used by two persons at a time only for purchasing beverages and snacks; no further stay is permitted. Please wash your hands before / after using the machines in the sanitary facility in the immediate vicinity.
  • Workstation for the blind and visually impaired: The room is approved for use by one person at a time only. Should you bring a support person with you, please both wear a face mask if you cannot keep the minimum distance of 1.5 m. Please wash your hands before / after equipment use in the sanitary facility in the immediate vicinity.

Leaving the building

  • Please scan your CAU card or your user ID card at the exit area. Users without a CAU Card or user ID are requested to put the second sheet of paper issued to them on entering the building, together with their contact details and the time at which they leave the building, into the locked box provided.
  • Please use the two designated exits to leave the building. Please maintain the required safety distances to other patrons in the exit areas using our minimum distance markings.