System switch as of 1 August

German version

On 1 August 2022, all libraries of Münster University switched to a new system. This system combines all threads of our services: the ordering and cataloguing of new media as well as the data for literature search and borrowing. The search interface and your library account also have a new look. For example, the ULB catalogue and disco became one.

What is new since 1 August? Which rules apply?

Search and borrowing:

  • The new central search interface KatalogPlus with improved listing of online articles replaces ULB catalogue and disco.
  • Printed receipts will no longer be issued upon borrowing and returning items. These will be sent exclusively by email.

Library card:

  • Your library card can additionally be used at other libraries of Münster University for borrowing.
  • The issuance/activation of new library cards temporarily only took place in the ULB Central Library at Krummer Timpen 3, since 1 September additionally in the Medical Branch Library. We will inform you as soon as this is possible again in the Social Sciences Branch Library.

Library account:

  • Students and staff of Münster University use their WWU user ID to log in. All other users enter their login ID received from the ULB in the same field as the WWU user ID in the login screen. The user number on the library card is no longer used to log in to the library account, but only, for example, for booking loans on site.
  • Your library account offers new, additional features, such as the ability to view your loan history.
  • You can renew your borrowed media at any time and as often as you like up to a maximum period of 6 months (academic staff of Münster University: 12 months).
    Exception: If a medium has been requested by a third party, a further extension is not possible.
  • As a researcher at Münster University, you would like to instruct one or more student assistants or members of staff to borrow books from the ULB for you? Then you can request to transfer the loan authorization for your library account to this/these person(s). Fill out this form for each person and send it to the lending desk of the Central Library. A prerequisite for the transfer of the loan authorisation is that the authorised person has their own library account. The authorized person can then borrow media on your library account (with their own library card) and also place interlibrary loan requests for you, but unfortunately cannot order media from the ULB holdings for you.
  • In BibliothekskontoPlus you will find some additional functions to your library account (in particular the possibility to block your library card online), which we cannot offer you directly in KatalogPlus.
  • The "Remember the book" service (personal RSS feed for loan period reminders) is no longer available.