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Corona – Information on how to deal with the pandemic

In accordance with the CoronaVO and the CoronaVO Studienbetrieb of the State of Baden-Württemberg in their currently valid versions, the reading rooms, the Parlatorium (with PC pool) and the media centre of the University Library (UB) as well as its specialist libraries are open on a restricted basis.

Students and employees of the University of Freiburg with a 3G card can use the workstations of the UB in the reading room and in the Parlatorium.A registration takes place directly on site.

The use of group workstations and individual workstations for video videoconferencing in the Parlatorium of the UB is available for of the university after prior registration in HISinOne (event “Group workstation” or “Individual workstation”).

All users of the UB can borrow and return items (even without a 3G card) Mon-Fri 8am-6pm and Sat 10am-6pm. Only a limited number of people may enter the lending area of the library. Therefore, please limit the time you spend there to the minimum necessary.

The reading places in most of the specialist libraries can also be used by university members with a 3G card without registration. Please consult our library directory for information on access conditions and opening hours.

In addition, the UB and its specialist libraries offer a digital article delivery service (scans from journals and collected works, free of charge) and book delivery by parcel post (only borrowable UB holdings, chargeable) for University members.

Please refer to the University Library website for all other details and up-to-date information on services and usage options.

The greatly reduced utilization concept of the UB as well as the specialized libraries was carefully reviewed in advance with all responsible departments as well as relevant experts of the university and coordinated with the valid regulations (e.g. hygiene regulations of the University of Freiburg, CoronaVO and CoronaVO study operations and the arts in the respective valid versions). The utilization concept is evaluated during ongoing operations and constantly adapted to the current situation.

In order to at least partially compensate for the massive restrictions on studying, teaching and research, the UB team is further expanding its comprehensive range of digital media for members of the University. Information on the corresponding additional resources will be provided on an ongoing basis.

According to § 5 CoronaVO study operations, no data gathering is required to pick up ordered media or to return media in libraries of the University.

Persons who are or have been in contact with a person infected with the coronavirus, if 10 days have not yet passed since first contact, show the typical symptoms of an infection or do not wear a mouth-nose covering, are prohibited from entering all University buildings.