Library closure information (Corona virus) - Updated June 2, 2020

For detailed information about our e-resource services, please refer to our start page. We continue to expand our services.

For Kiel University guidelines and recommendations in view of the current situation, e.g. on teaching and examinations, please refer to https://www.uni-kiel.de/de/coronavirus/. Please keep yourself informed at all times.

Orders and returns

Local lending

For your information, please refer here.

Interlibrary Loan

  • Q: Can I place orders via interlibrary loan?
    • A: Yes, as of June 2, 2020, the Central Library has resumed its regular interlibrary loan service.
  • Q: Can I use the electronic copy delivery services within the framework of the so-called COVID-19 Emergency Operation?
    • A: No, this service was 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.
  • Q: How do I pick up our return my interlibrary loan orders?
    • A: Please use our self-service area set up for you in our Central Library: Mon-Fri from 9 a.m. - 4.30 p.m. (except public holidays).

Extensions and overdue reminders

  • Q: What are the loan periods for my orders?
    • A: Please refer to your user account.
  • Q: When do I renew my books?
    • A: Please check the loan period indicated in your user account and renew your bools in due time. Books already in their 8th loan period on July 1, 2020 cannot be renewed and must be returned in due time.
  • Q: Do I receive overdue reminders?
    • A: For the time being, overdue reminders are suspend. On July 2, 2020, we will start our overdue reminders procedure. Books for which overdue reminders will then have been issued must be returned.

Exoneration for exmatriculation purposes

  • Q: I am a student at Kiel University. Where and how do I get an exoneration confirmation?
  • Q: I am a student at a a university of applied sciences or other universities in Schleswig-Holstein Where and how do I get an exoneration confirmation?

Submission of dissertations

  • Q: How, where and when can I submit my printed archival copies for electronic publication on MACAU?
    • A: Please upload your dissertation as described in our manual and send 
      - your signed affidavit,
      - your corresponding certificate, and
      - two printed copies of your dissertation (brochure or hardcover with adhesive binding only)
      to:
      Universitätsbibliothek Kiel
      Zentralbibliothek
      Dissertationen/Tausch
      Leibnizstr. 9
      D-24118 Kiel
      Please make sure to cite your address in doing so. Upon receipt we will issue a signed confirmation for you to submit to your deans's office.
  • Q: How, where and when can I hand in my printed dissertation?
    • A: If you are submitting printed copies only (their number depending on the faculties' requirements), please send them to:

      Universitätsbibliothek Kiel
      Zentralbibliothek
      Dissertationen/Tausch
      Leibnizstr. 9
      D-24118 KielPlease make sure to cite your address in doing so. Upon receipt we will issue a signed confirmation for you to submit to your deans's office.

  • If you have any further questions about submitting your dissertation to the Central Library, please send an email to: dissertationen@ub.uni-kiel.de.

Guided tours and trainings

  • Q: Do guided tours and trainings take place while the Central Libary is closed?
    • A: No, this will become possible as soon as the Central Library is open again.

Carrels and book trolleys

  • Q: May I obtain my working materials and books still stored in my book trolley / carrel during closure?
    • A: Please contact info@ub.uni-kiel.de citing your name, user number, carrel or book trolley and key number. We will be happy to get back in touch with you via email.