Library card


  • Request for the transfer of the loan authorisation
    As a researcher at Münster University, you would like to instruct a student assistant or a member of staff to borrow books from the ULB for you? Then fill out this form 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.
  • Authority – borrowing of books and media
    You would like to authorise someone to borrow books from the ULB for you? Then fill out this authorisation; the authorised person must show the authorisation every time he/she borrows a book from the ULB. This authorisation is also valid if the authorised person does not have their own library account.
  • Search request
    If a book is marked as loanable in the catalogue, but is not on the shelf at the location over a period of at least 3 days, you can initiate a search request. You can also use this form when you have received a stack request back for the second time without result.
    This form can be filled in electronically. Please save the completed form and send it as an email attachment to
  • Loss and damage report for books/media
    Please fill out this form completely and submit it to the University and State Library either
    • by personal delivery at the loan desk of the library where you borrowed the book/medium, or
    • by post, fax or e-mail to

      Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek
      Zentralbibliothek/ Leihstelle der Bibliothek
      Postfach 8029
      48043 Münster
      Fax: +49 (0)251 83-28398

Interlibrary loan

  • Form for international interlibrary loan
    Please enter the details of the required document and the declaration of cost coverage. (The entered data is automatically transferred to the following page.) Then print the document and sign it in the appropriate fields on the pages 2 and 3. Please do not enter any handwritten comments or additions in the form! Please hand in both pages (2 and 3) at the information desk of the ULB Münster together with the interlibrary loan ticket of the national interlibrary loan (does not apply when ordering academic theses from Austria and France).
  • Confirmation of loss events for interlibrary loans
    In order to place an interlibrary loan for a book or a journal issue that is – contrary to the information provided in the DigiBib – no longer available in the institute (exclusive possession), please hand in the loss statement of the institute at the information desk of the Central Library. The corresponding form must be fully completed. The interlibrary loan will then be carried out for you on the basis of the usual conditions.

Fact sheets: Using the ULB

Found quickly – Floor Plans (pdf)Found quickly – Floor Plans
ULB floor plans will help you find out what is where.


Audio tour (pdf)Audio tour
Exploring the University Library


ulb2go (pdf)ulbtogo
A short instruction on how to use the University and State Library of Münster with a link overview of the ULB offers


Barrier-free access to the ULB (accessible PDF)Barrier-free access to the ULB (accessible PDF)


Training and support (pdf)Training and support
Initial orientation, searching & finding, writing of theses, personal advice


Idea – Research – Doctorate (pdf)Idea – Research – Doctorate
ULB offers for doctoral students


Knowledge for scientists (pdf)Knowledge for scientists
Offers of the ULB for teaching, research and publication especially for scientists of the University of Münster


Courier service (pdf)Courier service
Deliveries for university institutes outside the city centre


Literature for the research paper (pdf)Literature for the research paper
Here you will find help for literature search for your research paper in the library system of the University of Münster.


Interlibrary loan and document delivery (pdf)Interlibrary loan and document delivery
Ordering books and articles from other libraries


Journals and newspapers (pdf)Journals and newspapers
Locations, search options, access to e-journals


The manuscript reading room (pdf)The manuscript reading room
In the manuscript reading room, the valuable collections that should be well protected are made available for use.


Lockers in the reading room (pdf)Lockers in the reading room
Guidelines for the use of lockers in the reading room
Accepted credentials for students of law

Material for decentralised libraries

Resources for your work in a decentralised library can be found on the page of the Alma Services.