Registration for the library is possible for members of the RPTU as well as external people. The corresponding online forms can be found here.
Report changes of address promptly. Update your address by visiting any Department Library or give us notice by e-mail.
Lost or stolen library cards can be replaced by paying a fee of €5.00 (paper version), €8.00 (guest "Chipkarte") or €25 (student, staff and faculty member" Chipkarte"). To avoid card misuse, please report the loss of your library card to any Department Library as soon as possible.
Students from Landau report the loss of the Library card at the service desk Landau. You can also call us on 06341 / 280 31650 or send an e-mail to bibliothek(at)uni-landau.de. You can apply for a replacement card using the registration form. The replacement card costs a fee of 12.00 €.
Externe Nutzerinnen und Nutzer erhalten bei Vorlage des Personalausweises einen gebührenpflichtigen Ersatzausweis in der UB.
Bei Verlust Ihres Bibliotheksausweises sollten Sie diesen umgehend an der Ausleihtheke sperren lassen, damit Ihr Benutzerkonto sofort gesperrt und vor unrechtmäßigem Zugriff geschützt werden kann. Sie können uns hierzu auch anrufen unter der Telefonnummer 06341 / 280 31650 oder eine eMail schreiben an E-Mail
Die Ausstellung eines Ersatzausweises kostet in der UB Landau 12,00 €.
Einen Ersatzausweis beantragen Sie mit dem Anmeldeformular.
Use of the library is free of charge, but there are special fees and reimbursement of expenses because of legal regulations and charges for special services. For detailed information see schedule of fees.
Your library account may be blocked for borrowing for various reasons, e.g because of outstanding fees. Blocking reasons are displayed in your library account. If you have any questions, please contact the UB staff.
Patrons, wishing to use the library have to accept the regulations of the University Library. The regulations are available in print form at all Department Libraries and can also be found online. Patrons applying for a library card agree to comply with these policies when signing the registration form.
This option shows you the list of your borrowed media incl. the borrowed interlibrary loans (books).
You can renew your borrowed items (except interlibrary loans) online yourself, as long as the titles are not preregistered. Here you make your selection by ticking and click on "Renew selection" above the list - or go to "Renew all".
Extensions must be made in good time before the expiry date. The maximum renewal period, calculated from the date of borrowing, is 12 weeks for students and guests and 36 months for employees. No renewal is possible thereafter. Books must be presented and may be borrowed again if necessary.
In addition to the current borrowings, you can view the borrowing history of your previous and historical borrowings by clicking on the corresponding tab.
The tab "Requests" lists your orders from the other library (transfer order) and from the stacks. In addition, you will find your current reservations and the interlibrary loan orders that have been placed and are subject to return.
You can view all current interlibrary loan orders (books and articles) via your account in DigiBib. Please log in to the DigiBib (Interlibrary Loan Landau / Interlibrary Loan Kaiserslautern) and switch to the tab "Account".
Here you can see open charges for reminders, book replacement etc. with the reason and the corresponding amount.
Any locks or other messages will be displayed to you in this tab.
If it is not clear what you need to do to have your hold lifted, please contact the library team in Kaiserslautern or Landau. Information about our hold reasons can be found in the Circulation Information.
Please check your address details at regular intervals and report any changes to the library staff immediately. You cannot make changes yourself. In your own interest, keep the details up to date so that you do not miss important notices or reminders, for example.
External users and users of the UB Landau can change their login access data and set a new password here.
There are different loan periods depending on the kind of collection and user status.
Loan periods for the most materials (e.g. books) which can be borrowed by students:
Renewals oft he same period are possible if there is no reserve request. The maximal loan period for students is limited:
Journals, course reserves and other special collections may not be borrowed.
Bound journals from UB Landau can be borrowed for a period of 2 weeks per volume. In that case, renewal is not possible.
Visit your Library Account to renew your borrowed books. Renewals can also be done by writing an email or visiting a library desk.
Renewals are possible as long as no other reader has placed a hold and the maximal loan period is not reached.
Library materials currently on loan may be reserved for personal use through the online catalogue. Use the reserve button to place your request or ask for assistance at the Circulation Desk of any Department Library.
You will be notified by e-mail when prebooked materials are returned and available for pick-up.
You can usually order unavailable books and journal articles by interlibrary loan. Alternatively you can also make an acquisition suggestion for literature that is not yet available on site.
Media can be proposed for purchase. The UB checks wether proposals are in compliance with the acquistion profile and takes them into account, when there is sufficient budget available.
The RPTU Library System includes seven Department Libraries, a Central Library in Kaiserslautern and a University Library in Landau, all with predominately open stacks. The collections are classified according to subject fields with the exception of the Library of Mathematics and Physics where the mathematic collection is shelved alphabetically by author and title. The call number, found on the book spine and listed in our catalogue, designates the location of the book. It begins with an abbreviation of the department or subject field (usually the first three letters of the term, as in MAT=mathematics) or a number, which refers to the subject field (45=Political Science, Law), and is followed by a number referring to the subject area within that field and a current number. The Textbook Collection has a special call number beginning with an “L”. The call number of dissertations begins with a “U”, journals and periodicals in Kaiserslautern with a “Z” and newspapers with a “Ztg”. Older and rarely requested literature is located in the closed stacks of the Central Library Kaiserslautern and the University Library Landau.
A general overview of the classifications of any subject can be found here.
Eine Online-Übersicht zu den Systematiken einzelner Fachgebiete in Kaiserslautern finden Sie auf dieser Seite.
Closed stacks, located on the lower level of the Central Library Kaiserslautern and University Library Landau, hold back issues of many journals, periodicals and newspapers subscribed by the University department libraries as well as dissertations and older literature.
Requests for items in closed stacks may be made at the Circulation Desk in the Central Library (Bldg. 32) (Monday thru Friday, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm) or the Service Desk in the UB Landau (Bldg. D) (Monday thru Friday, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm). Items from closed stacks can be reserved through the online catalogue and can be borrowed for a 4-week period. Journals and newspapers are not available for loan.
Reserve items are high demand materials that have been selected as unit reading requirements. They have loan restriction on them to ensure reasonable access to all students. The compiled literature is located in special shelves in a library units and can be searched in the catalog of the UB.
Access to electronic media
The textbook collection is located in the central library (building 32) and contains borrowable study literature for all subject areas except of the A/RU/BI textbooks which are provided in building 2. The loan period is four weeks and can be extended.
The books are arranged according to their subject areas and also contain this subject area affiliation in their shelfmark, which you can see in Katalog+ and is affixed to the spine of the book.
The books are listed in Katalog+.
The Children’s Reading Area is located in the Central Library (Bldg. 32). It offers books and magazines on a variety of subjects as well as educational software, educational games and information from the internet. Items from the Children’s Reading Area are marked with a “K”. The collection is a supplement of “Children’s University”, a series of lectures for children at the age of 8 years and above. The lectures are held in the spring semester at the University. All library patrons may borrow items from the children’s collection. Children who wish to borrow items from the children’s collection must have a library card which can be obtained in the Central Library. The application form must be signed by a parent or legal guardian.
New accessions are displayed in the Reading Room of the Central Library and in the Department Libraries on designated shelves.