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Kiel University Library closed initially until April 19, 2020

Due to the current health hazard situation ("corona virus"), the Central Library, the Medical Library and the specialist libraries at Kiel University are closed initially until April 19, 2020.

For information on book orders and returns, extensions and overdue reminders, on your exoneration for exmatriculation purposes, on the submission of your dissertation and on other topics, please refer to our FAQ that will be updated continuously.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further individual concerns:

Your off-campus access to e-resources

All members of Kiel University have off-campus access to all electronic journals, databases and e-books licensed by the university via VPN. Please note that, for licensing reasons, differing regulations apply for F.A.Z.-BiblioNet. Exceptionally, Juris can be used via VPN until June 15, 2020. Also, exceptionally, Beck-Online and Beck e-Bibliothek can be used via VPN until June 30, 2020 (registration necessary).

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.

DEAL negotiations and contracts for nationwide licenses and Open Access publication facilities for journals of he publishers Wiley, SpringerNature and Elsevier

On March 3, 2020 Kiel University joined the nationwide DEAL contract with Springer Nature, which was signed by the negotiating partners on January 8, 2020 with a 3-year term.