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Coronavirus: Temporary closure of the University Library

Open online - restricted lending possible

[Updated May 14, 2020]

For reasons of infection protection, the University Library will remain closed until further notice. Even though the reading rooms are currently closed: We still try to offer you the best possible support, by e-mail, phone or Zoom.
Please make use of our offer and contact us!

How you can reach us:

  • Eichstätt: bibliothek(at)ku.de, Phone: +49 8421/93-21492 (Monday - Thursday: 9.00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m., Friday: 9.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m.) or on Zoom: Meeting-ID 992 0028 1710 (Monday - Friday: 10.00 a.m. – 12.00 p.m.)
  • Ingolstadt: ub-wfi(at)ku.de, Phone: +49 841/937-21809 (Monday - Friday: 9.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.)

Overview of our current service offer

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Antwort auf/zuklappen Most important points at a glance

Lending

  • Digital Library: Please make use of our comprehensive offer of electronic media as an alternative. This offer includes eBooks, e-journals and databases as well as the expanded e-media offer provided by individual publishers (please see “Additional e-media offers”).
  • Lending: Please see “Lending for KU members”
  • Interlibrary loans: It is possible to order essays via interlibrary loan (please see “Lending for KU members”). Unfortunately, it is not possible to order books via interlibrary loan to date.
  • Loan periods and reminders: The loan periods were automatically extended until and including June 16, 2020. Irrespective of the return deadlines that are displayed in your user account, no reminders will be sent out. Books for which the loan period could not be extended until June 16 should be returned as soon as possible.

Returning

Please return all borrowed books or media until June 16, 2020. Books for which the loan period could not be extended until June 16 can be reclaimed and should be returned as soon as possible.

  • Eichstätt
    For returns also use the return boxes in the Main Library in Eichstätt or send your books by mail to:
            Universitätsbibliothek Eichstätt-Ingolstadt
            Ausleihe Zentralbibliothek
            Universitätsallee 1
            85072 Eichstätt

  • Ingolstadt
    Returning books is only possible via the side entrance of the library on fixed dates. Please contact us for an appointment by e-mail: ub-wfi(at)ku.de.
    You can also return your books by mail to:
            Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt
            Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Zweigbibliothek Ingolstadt
            Auf der Schanz 49
            85049 Ingolstadt


For returns by mail we recommend shipping as "book (and merchandise) shipment" or as registered mail. If you have any concerns, please contact us: bibliothek@ku.de!

At the Library

  • The University Library still remains closed, it is currently not possible to access carrels, reading room lockers or movable storage containers.
  • Books ordered within the scope of restricted lending can be picked up at the Central Library or the Branch Library in Ingolstadt at agreed times (please see "Lending for KU members").

Contact & information

  • We will keep all important information and updates on changes to our libraries available for you on our website.
  • We are happy to answer your questions
    Eichstätt: bibliothek(at)ku.de, Phone: +49 8421/93-21492 (Monday - Thursday: 9.00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m., Friday: 9.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m.) or on Zoom: Meeting-ID 992 0028 1710 (Monday - Friday: 10.00 a.m. – 12.00 p.m.)
    Ingolstadt: ub-wfi(at)ku.de, Phone: +49 841/937-21809 (Monday - Friday: 9.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.)
    Please be aware that we cannot guarantee a prompt response outside these hours.
Antwort auf/zuklappen Online access to electronic media

All online services continue to be available. Please make use of our extensive offer of electronic media. This offer includes eBooks, e-journals and databases.

You have different authentication possibilities for enabling external access to licensed electronic media at the University Library of the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt:

VPN access

KU members can use VPN (Virtual Private Network) to enable external access to licensed electronic media of the University Library. The KU Computer Center (URZ) provides the necessary software, configuration files and installation and user guides.

For information on installing and setting up the VPN Client in English, please follow this link (PDF).

Access via Shibboleth Identity Provider

Some providers support external access via the authentication service Shibboleth for University members. In order to make use of this service, you will need your login data that you also use for other services at the KU Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (username, e.g. SLS 123456, and password).

On the website of the respective provider, please follow the link leading to the login screen for users of an institution. From the drop-down list, please select the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt. You will then be redirected to the registration page of the KU Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, where you can identify as an authorized user with your KU user data. You can now make use of different electronic resources of different providers without having to authenticate again.

Access via HAN using library user data

For selected databases and e-books, it is possible to login with your library user number and password.

Access is enabled via the KU’s HAN server (Hidden Automatic Navigator). Subject to availability, the respective access link (HAN link) will be displayed under “access possibilities” after you have selected the desired electronic resource in the database information system (DBIS). Access to electronic journals in the Electronic Journals Library (EZB) is automatically effected using the HAN server.

Tips on database use

For help in connection with using EBSCO databases and research tips, please go to  EBSCO Connect.
Many other databases function in the same way.

Antwort auf/zuklappen Additional e-media offers

In view of current library closures, many publishers have temporarily expanded access to their electronic media to support studies, research and teaching. Below you will find an overview of all offers that have to date been made accessible for KU members. As this offer is a temporary, goodwill service provided by the publishers, access is partly available directly via the stated links to the respective publishers’ websites. This overview is continuously updated.

NEW: By now you can already find more than 270,000 additional e-books easily in OPAC. Here you will find the entire temporary e-book offer that is currently available in OPAC.

In order to be able to access most content provided by the publishers, you must be logged onto the university network via VPN. For individual licensed online media, access is also possible via Shibboleth or HAN.

Academic Search Ultimate (via EBSCOhost)
Access to licensed e-journals active until July 31, 2020. Access is also made via DBIS.

Archaeopress
Access to approx. 470 e-books including approx. 175 open access titles active until July 31, 2020. For more informations please see the user guide (PDF).
Also available in OPAC.

beck-online
Access to the database after registration until end of May, 2020.

Bloomsbury Digital Resources
Access to e-books and videos from Bloomsbury until June 21, 2020. Access is also possible via Shibboleth (follow the link to Log In to find the Shibboleth Login Page under Helpful Tips). For information on the content please see the excel sheet.

Cambridge University Press
Access to approx. 750 e-books on Cambridge Core until June 29, 2020.
Also available in https://opac.ku.de/s/uei/en/2/36+%3D+%22UEI-COR-CBO.%22
OPAC.

Casalini 
Access to over 800 e-books on on Italian language, literature and cultural studies until December 31, 2020.
Also available in OPAC. 

De Gruyter & Partnerverlage
Access to over 75,000 e-books from the natural sciences, humanities and social sciences (published between 1658 and 2016) until June 30, 2020.
Also available in OPAC.

EBSCO eBook Collection
Unlimited access to licensed e-books for titles from participating publishers until June 30, 2020. Access is also made via DBIS.

Elsevier: Textbooks
Access to textbooks until June 19, 2020.

ESV Erich Schmidt Verlag
Access to e-journals until June 30, 2020.

FAZ
Currently external access via VPN possible. Access is also made via DBIS and Shibboleth.

FSTP eLehrbücher
565 English textbooks (FSTP - "Free Student eTextbook Programme") published by Cambridge University Press, Cengage, SAGE, Taylor & Francis and Wiley. Access via Kortext (Shibboleth Single Sign-on) via the respective URL in the title list (PDF or xls) until June 30, 2020.
Also available in OPAC.

Hogrefe e-Library
Access to all e-books in psychology / psychiatry / psychotherapy (excluding titles of "DSM-5") until May 31, 2020.
Also available in OPAC.

Loeb Classical Library (Harvard University Press)
Access via DBIS, Shibboleth or HAN until June 30, 2020.
Also available in https://opac.ku.de/s/uei/en/2/36+%3D+%22UEI-COR-LCL%22OPAC.

JSTOR
Access to all journals of many JSTOR Archives, Thematic and Primary Collections, as well as free access to 26 journal archives in public health until December 31, 2020.

JSTOR Books
Access to more than 30,000 e-books until June 30, 2020.
Also available in OPAC.

Juris
Remote Access for KU members via VPN until June 15, 2020. Access is also made via DBIS.

Oxford University Press: Very Short Introductions
Access to more than 600 e-books until December 31, 2020.
Also available in OPAC.

Preselect
Access to the entire e-book programme of the publishers listed below until June 30, 2020. Access is made directly via VPN, Shibboleth (KU members) or HAN. Filters can be used to select a particular publisher.
Also available in
OPAC.


Project MUSE

Access to approx. 300 e-journals and 24,000 e-books until June 30, 2020.
Also available in OPAC.

Taylor & Francis
Access to the e-book platform of Taylor & Francis until June 30, 2020.
Also available in OPAC.

UTB scholars-e-library
Access to the entire e-book programme of the publishers listed below until June 30, 2020. Access is made directly via VPN or HAN. Filters can be used to select a particular publisher.
Also available in OPAC.

Antwort auf/zuklappen Lending for KU members

Interlibrary loan for essays

You can order journal essays and contributions to edited volumes (to a maximum extent of 10%). Please use the order function in OPAC: After having selected your desired title, you can request interlibrary loan in the tab “Bestellung/Verfügbarkeit” (order/availability). The files will be sent directly to your e-mail address. This service will initially be available until the end of May and is based on a special agreement concluded with VG Wort.

 

On-campus lending

KU members have the possibility to order urgently required books from the collection of the University Library Eichstätt-Ingolstadt by e-mail¹.

Eichstätt Main Library

If you want to borrow urgently required titles, please send an e-mail to bibliothek@ku.de and include the following information:

  • Your name and user ID
  • Specific title and shelf number: You can use the function My list in OPAC for this by having a short form of the list (Send » Format: Text [for sending] » Brief records) sent to your own e-mail address and then forward it to us together with your user data.

As a rule, the ordered books are ready for collection after 24 hours (does not apply for weekends). Books can be collected at the Main Library: Monday to Thursday 10.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m. and 1.00 p.m. - 3.00 p.m., Fridays 10.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m.

Branch Library in Ingolstadt (business and economics)

If you need to borrow books in urgent exceptional cases, please send an e-mail to ub-wfi@ku.de stating detailed information on your desired order. It is easiest if you use the function My list in OPAC. We will then send you an e-mail with a date and time when you can collect your order at the library.

Please note:

  • It can take up to 24 hours until your order is available for collection.
  • Library access is generally closed; we only open the doors for your appointment as stipulated in the e-mail.

 
¹Please bear in mind that this service can be used by all University members and that the Library is currently working with limited staff resources. We therefore ask you to limit your orders to the most important literature. Currently, we are able to provide up to 10 titles from the reading rooms for you.

Mail dispatch of ordered books

Service for KU members who cannot come on campus.

  • Orders can be made for books from the closed stacks or reference collection of the University Library.
  • Please order by e-mail: Send your list of titles to bibliothek(at)ku.de.
    Important note: Please make sure to state your first and last name and a current delivery address.
  • Your order will be registered and can be viewed in your user account.
  • In order to be able to manage all orders, this service is initially limited to a maximum of three volumes per person per week. Shipping costs are paid by the University.
  • It is not possible to send extra-large or heavy books by mail.
  • Schedule for orders: The book has been dispatched as soon as it is registered in your OPAC account. As a rule, shipping is insured. Please contact us if you do not receive your delivery.
  • Please take usual delivery times of parcel services and the size of your order into account (will the parcel fit in your mailbox?).
  • Returns are possible via the return boxes in the Main Library in Eichstätt or by mail to:
            Universitätsbibliothek Eichstätt-Ingolstadt
            Ausleihe Zentralbibliothek
            Universitätsallee 1
            85072 Eichstätt
    We recommend shipping as book (and merchandise) shipment or as registered mail. If you have any concerns, please contact us: bibliothek@ku.de!
Antwort auf/zuklappen For researchers
  • Please make use of our exceptional lending offer see “Lending for KU members”).
  • Acquisition requests are processed to a limited extent. If you would like to file a request, please contact your responsible subject librarian.
  • If you have any questions regarding literature research, please contact your subject librarians.
  • It is possible to submit entries for the university bibliography KU.edoc. Please do not be surprised if processing takes a little longer than usual.
  • We support you in setting up an electronic course collection in ILIAS by providing an expanded range of licensed electronic media and by offering a scanning service for printed titles. More detailed information is available at “Electronic course collection (ESA)”.

Contact for researchers

Antwort auf/zuklappen Electronic course collection (ESA)

In the 2020 summer semester, the University Library provides a special offer with a significantly expanded range of temporary licensed media and a scanning service for printed titles to support you in your digital teaching practice. The aim is to provide information in the electronic course collection (ESA) via ILIAS.

Embedding licensed electronic media

    • E-books that are accessible via the catalog/OPAC can be embedded into your ILIAS courses using the OPAC permalink (link in the upper right corner above the title display). This enables students to access the title directly.
    • In addition, the University Library currently provides temporary electronic offers of publishers that cannot be integrated into OPAC and are therefore only accessible via the University Library website (see "Additional e-media offers"). In view of short temporary availability, some links may be empty after the start of the semester. If you would like to permanently include one of these titles to your course collection, please contact your subject librarian.
    • It is only allowed to embed essays published in licensed handbooks, journals or databases as links, not as text elements.

    Embedding print media

    From now on, the University Library offers a scanning service for literature that is not yet available digitally.
    If you would like to make use of this service, please download the Excel template for the scanning order. Please fill in the data for your scanning order and provide information on the required literature. Then send the file by e-mail to: ub-semesterapparate(at)ku.de

    Alternatively, you can also create a list of literature from your OPAC memory list (short version) or from Citavi and attach it to your e-mail. In order to do so, please have the literature list sent to your own e-mail address and forward it to the University Library together with the completed request form for scanning services (first part of the Excel file).

    Please note the maximum framework legally permissible for scanning:

    • Scans of 15% of a work – including edited volumes – from the University Library stocks
         • The number of pages of a title is displayed in OPAC (tab “more title information")
         • Tables of content can often be viewed in OPAC by clicking the corresponding button, if required, we can also send you a scan of the table of contents
         • Please state the exact page numbers in your request
         • An accumulation of requests for the same work for a course collection is not permissible
    • Scans of small-scale works (no longer than 25 pages)
    • Scans of individual essays from printed journals
    • Scans of works from the University Library stocks that are out of stock in book stores and are neither available as e-book nor as printed version

    This allows you to offer literature in a legally permissible way on ILIAS (see PDF Section 60a UrhG). Please take note of the detailed legal regulations in Section 60a UrhG in connection with the provision of works on ILIAS. Further information is provided in the PDF guideline published by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF): "Urheberrecht in der Wissenschaft" .

    Provision is made in electronic form. We will inform you by e-mail.

    If you have any questions, please contact

    ¹Please bear in mind that this service can be used by all University lecturers and that the Library is currently working with limited staff resources. Therefore, we would like to ask you to submit your wishes in due time before the start of the semester and confine yourself to the most important literature.

    Thank you for your understanding in view of this exceptional situation! Take care and stay healthy!

    Find information published by the KU concerning the coronavirus on the KU website.