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Coronavirus: Library locations in Eichstätt and Ingolstadt closed,
online library still open

Emergency lending services discontinued

[Updated March 20, 2020]

In line with order of the Bavarian State Ministry of Science and the Arts, the KU University Library is closed for the public until April 19, 2020. The reading rooms are closed; all lending services including the newly established emergency service in Eichstätt and Ingolstadt are discontinued. This measure is intended to protect our users and employees and to slow down the spread of the coronavirus.

However, all online services continue to be available. Please make use of our extensive offer of electronic media as an alternative. This offer includes eBooks, e-journals and databases. For external access to licensed electronic media of the University Library Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, please use the VPN Client.


Which services are available and which are closed?

  • 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 via e-mail on workdays between 8.30 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. Please be aware that we cannot guarantee a prompt response outside these hours.

  • Lending, interlibrary loans and returns are currently not possible at the main library and all branch libraries. Returning your books by using the book box in the Main Library or by mail is no longer possible. 
  • Urgently required literature for final theses, seminar papers or written assignments cannot be borrowed either. Please note that all submission deadlines for final theses, seminar papers or written assignments are extended by the period of time in which KU libraries are closed due to the current restrictions in view of the spread of the coronavirus.
  • Irrespective of the loan periods shown in your user account, no reminders will be issued until April 21, 2020, at the earliest (only applies to books that were not already due for return before closure of the University Library). There is no need to return your books before the end of the closure.
  • There is no access to carrels, lockers and mobile pedestals due to the lockdown of the library.
  • The legal database “Juris” offers a remote access free of charge for all KU members until June 15, 2020. For external access from home you need to use the VPN Client.


Information for researchers

  • Purchase requests will be handled to a limited extent. Please contact your subject librarian.
  • Your subject librarian will help you with questions on literature research.
  • Recordings in the University bibliography KU.edoc are possible. Please do not be confused if it takes longer than usual

    Contact addresses for researchers:


    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.