Open Library

Open Library enables university members to access library sites beyond regular opening hours. This service exists for the locations at Witzenhausen and Wilhelmshöher Allee.
In well-founded exceptional cases, non-university members (minimum age 18 years) may also be admitted.

The respective campus card will be activated for the use of Open Library upon application.

An extension after the end of the semester is obligatory for further use and can be applied for online.

The regulations of the University Library and the house rules of the University apply

Please note:

  • Access to the library is only granted to the applicant personally; other persons may not be granted access.
  • It is not permitted to pass on access authorisation to third parties.
  • Items may not be taken out of the library without being properly borrowed; improper borrowing will be recorded by the video surveillance system. Borrowing, returning and paying fees are available in self service.
  • Disruptive behaviour is prohibited; the general principles of order must be observed.
  • Eating is not permitted; drinks may only be taken in lockable containers.
  • Smoking is prohibited.
  • Animals, with the exception of assistance dogs and guide dogs, are not allowed in the library.
  • In case of emergency, the security staff can be called by pressing the emergency button. The instructions of the staff on duty must be followed.
  • If an incident occurs (theft, vandalism, etc.), it must be reported to the library as soon as possible (within 48 hours at the latest).
  • The library must be left in good time before closing time. The security staff will close the library.

In the event of a breach of these rules, access to Open Library will be withdrawn. In the event of a serious breach, access to the library may also be withdrawn.