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

  • The library including its entrance area may only be entered with a face mask.
  • 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 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). If you have not booked an individual workstation of a carrel, please register in the entrance area: Please scan the QR code placed on the security staff desk with your smartphone - either via any QR code app (Android) or by automatic QR code recognition in the camera (Apple). Alternatively, you may manually enter the URL given under the QR Code. As an OpenOLAT user, please register with your user account (students: stu account, e.g. stu123456) and your password. If you are not an OpenOLAT user, please click on the field "Guest" and enter your address data. Your time of access will be recorded automatically. Please also enter your estimated time of departure from the building (the actual time of your departure from the building will be automatically recorded when you log out in the exit area). Finally, please click on "Finish registration" and show our security staff your automatically generated green registration confirmation to security personnel. Then please close the browser window. If you do not have a smartphone, please register at one of the two terminals provided. Please make sure to close the browser window.
  • For further information on contact data collection at Kiel University including data protection regulations, please refer to https://www.uni-kiel.de/en/coronavirus/information/for-students, menu item "Contact data collection". If you have any questions regarding your OpenOLAT account, please contact info@eLearning.uni-kiel.de. If you have questions regarding contact data collection, please contact corona@uni-kiel.de.

Stay in the building

  • Please always wear your face mask and keep the required safety distance of at least 1.5 meters to other visitors*.
  • Please move within the marked pathways at all times.
  • 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.
    • As a carrel user, a contact data registration in the entrance area of the Central Library is not necessary - even if you use the building for additional purposes, e.g. for taking out or returning books. Instead, please scan the QR code placed on your desk directly in your carrel with your smartphone - either via any QR code app (Android) or by automatic QR code recognition in the camera (Apple). Alternatively, you may manually enter the URL given under the QR Code. As an OpenOLAT user, please register with your user account (students: stu account, e.g. stu123456) and your password. If you are not an OpenOLAT user, please click on the field "Guest" and enter your address data. Your time of access to your workstation will be recorded automatically. Please also enter your estimated time of departure from the building (the actual time of your departure from the building will be automatically recorded when you log out in the exit area). You will also be asked to enter your specific desk number also placed on your carrel desk. Please follow this request in order to minimize the number of people who may need to be quarantined in the event of the Health Department requiring contact tracking. Finally, please click on "Finish registration". Then please close the browser window. If you do not have a smartphone, please register at one of the two terminals provided in the reading room or in the anteroom of the reading room on the ground floor. Please make sure to then close the browser window.
    • For further information on contact data collection at Kiel University including data protection regulations, please refer to https://www.uni-kiel.de/en/coronavirus/information/for-students, menu item "Contact data collection". If you have any questions regarding your OpenOLAT account, please contact info@eLearning.uni-kiel.de. If you have questions regarding contact data collection, please contact corona@uni-kiel.de.
  •  Individual workstations
  • Sanitary facilities: Please feel free to use our sanitary facilities on the 3rd and 4th tracts on the ground floor. They are approved for use by one person at a time only.
  •  Self-pick-up area
  •  Self-check-out terminals

Leaving the building

  • Please scan the QR code provided in the exit area next to the desk of the exit scanner with your smart phone (see "Admission to the building”) to log out – your time of departure from the building is automatically recorded in the form as start time. This applies to users of individual workstations and carrels as well as any other users.
  • For further information on contact data collection at Kiel University including data protection regulations, please refer to https://www.uni-kiel.de/en/coronavirus/information/for-students, menu item "Contact data collection". If you have any questions regarding your OpenOLAT account, please contact info@eLearning.uni-kiel.de. If you have questions regarding contact data collection, please contact corona@uni-kiel.de.
  • 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.