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Using the library

Library card

The ULB library card can be used to borrow materials at the Central Library and several decentralised libraries. We offer you privileged loan conditions. You can receive your library card at the ULB’s registration desk, or you can request the card using our online registration.
Information on registration
Online registration

Courier service

Academics, who work at institutes outside the downtown traffic circle, can use the ULB courier service. We deliver the ordered media directly to your institute. This courier service is not available to medical institutes since the Medical Branch Library provides them with the necessary literature.
Fact sheet

Campus Delivery Service

If you need journal articles or book chapters from the collections of the ULB for your personal research, we can deliver them – if the copyright law allows us to do so – via our Campus Delivery Service. Only members of the academic staff of the University of Münster are admitted to this service.

Loan authorization

You can request to transfer the loan authorization for your library account to one or more other ULB users. The authorized persons 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.
Transfer of the loan authorization

Interlibrary loan

You can request books and articles which are not recorded in any library in Münster via the interlibrary loan. The costs for official requests of academic staff of the University of Münster are invoiced centrally.
Information on interlibrary loan

Personal consulting

Visit our information desk and take advantage of our expertise. We will be happy to answer your questions regarding the library and its uses, literature search or literature acquisition. Our subject experts will help you find answers to your subject specific questions.
Information desk
Subject experts

Working options at the ULB

The ULB offers a variety of work spaces and the possibility to copy, scan, print, etc.
Information on working options at the ULB