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The University of Freiburg has decided to close the University Library Freiburg (UB) and all specialist libraries until further notice due to the corona crisis. All UB employees work at home until further notice, including those who have their workplace in the specialist libraries.

What the library closings mean specifically:

  • As usual, all digital offers of the UB are available independent of location.
  • As a reaction to the closure due to the Corona crisis, the UB has expanded its digital services.
  • At the moment no physical media can be ordered, reserved, borrowed or returned.
  • Please do not return any media by mail.
  • For the duration of the closing time no new late fees or overdraft fees will be charged.
  • Existing reservations for borrowed media will be retained. Provisioned media will be available for you until one week after resumption of operations.
  • Our interlibrary loan service has been discontinued.
  • For exmatriculation, a note of discharge from the University Library is required. The printout from your UB account is currently sufficient to show that you have no borrowing or outstanding fees. Please pay any outstanding fees in advance by bank transfer and attach the transfer voucher and a screenshot of your UB account to your documents.


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