Update May 18, 2020: 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 of print media: 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). All other on-site services remain unavailable at present.

Please note our regulations and information more

Order

  • Please place your order from May 18, 2020 9.a.m. via our general catalogue only.
  • Books ordered between March 16, 2020 and May 18, 2020 have not be processed: Please order them again from May 18, 2020.
  • For the time being, you may place up to 3 orders a day.
  • Orders placed after May 18, 2020 can be picked up on the following working day (Mon-Fri, except public holidays) between 9 a.m. and 4.30 p.m in in the designated self-service area in the Central Library.
  • Books ordered and reserved before March 16, 2020 will be available for you from May 18, 2020 over the course of the day (from 10.00 a.m. at the earliest).
  • You will not be issued a notification of availability.
  • We will hold your order for you for 5 days. After this time, we will remove it from the self-service area.
  • Since our reading room areas and the print resources put on shelves there are not accessible for the time being and you thus cannot pick them up by yourself, we have made these holdings available for you to order via our general catalogue in addition to our stacks holdings on Leibnizstr. 9. It is not possible to order items from our Westring stacks until further notice.

Pick-up

  • For your protection, your access to the building is subject to security regulations. Please read our regulations and information before you pick up your order.
  • Orders placed after May 18, 2020 can be picked up on the following working day (Mon-Fri, except public holidays) between 9 a.m. and 4.30 p.m in in the designated self-service area in the Central Library.
  • Books ordered and reserved before March 16, 2020 will be available for you from May 18, 2020 over the course of the day (from 10.00 a.m. at the earliest). Please note: Books ordered between March 16, 2020 and May 18, 2020 have not be processed: Please order them again from May 18, 2020.
  • You will not be issued a notification of availability.
  • We will hold your order for you for 5 days. After this time, we will remove it from the self-service area.
  • Please find your order on the shelves of the self-service area, sorted by user number: Your user number (see reverse side of the CAU-Card or user card) is supplemented by the first three letters of your last name for easier orientation. Please refer to your user account for the loan period of your order.
  • Please leave the building immediately after picking up your order to allow other users to enter the building.

Return

  • For your protection, your access to the building is subject to security regulations. Please read our regulations and information before you return your books.
  • Please place your returns on the book trolleys in the designated return area. You will not receive a receipt. The books will be reserved into our stacks after a 24-hour quarantine period, so that your user account will not be credited until then.
  • Please return books taken out before the Central Library closure by July 1, 2020. Reminders will remain suspended until this deadline.
  • Please leave the building immediately after returning your books to allow other users to enter the building.

Safety regulations for pick-up and return

  • In the context of the Corona pandemic and for your protection, pick-up and return of printed resources is linked to safety measures within the framework of the CAU hygiene concept. 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.
  • Please use our distance markings in front of the designated entrance to maintain the necessary safety distance from other visitors waiting to enter the building.
  • One person at a time is granted access to the building via the door opening function of the designated entrance. As long as this person is in the building, the door remains closed until they leave the building again.
  • Please wear a mouth-nose protection mask and disinfect your hands with the disinfectants provided when entering the building.
  • Please scan the barcode of your CAU Card or your user ID at the scanning station in the entrance area so that we can record your user number and enter it in a database with a time stamp. In the event of corona infections and as part of the mandatory registration during the corona 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. The above-mentioned data is collected and used exclusively for the purposes described and will be deleted after 4 weeks.
  • When picking up and returning your books (see sections "Pick-up" and "Return"), please make sure to stay within the areas marked by separating bands and then leave the building quickly through the designated exit.
  • Please note that it is not possible to use any on-site services other than borrowing and returning items, such as toilets, the validation machine or providing information.
  • Thank you.