The University Library Eichstätt-Ingolstadt is open to all KU members as well as to all interested persons. To use the holdings in our reading rooms you don't need a library card.
To borrow books, order literature or use electronic media such as e-books, you will need a library card. This library card is valid for all locations of the University Library in Eichstätt and Ingolstadt as well as for the library of the Ingolstadt University of Technology (THI).
If you have lost your library card or should your personal details change, please let us know immediately. You will find the contact details under "Contact".
For all KU students the KU.Card also serves as library card for the University Library. This library card is valid for one semester.
Please note: You will find your library user number (027…) on the back of your KU.Card.
Your password is preset to the day and month of your birthday in a 4-digit number sequence in the format DDMM. E.g.: If your birthday is May 12th, your password is 1205. You can change this password in your library account at any time.
For professors and research assistants
You will get your library card at the lending desk of the Main Library in Eichstätt or the Branch Library in Ingolstadt. Please submit the first page of your employment contract.
For guests and interested persons
The University Library Eichstätt-Ingolstadt is open to all guests and interested persons outside the university.
You can get a library card at the lending desk of the Main Library in Eichstätt or the Branch Library in Ingolstadt. Please use the possibility to apply for your library card in advance using the online form. You will be notified by email as soon as your card is available. You can collect it within for weeks.
You will need the following information to issue or collect your card:
A valid identity card or passport
For citizens of other countries a valid passport or residence permit in conjunction with proof of residence in Germany is required
Minor library users (admission from 16 years of age is possible) also need the declaration of consent of their parents
You have the choice between two card functions:
library cards without a credit function are issued free of charge
library cards with a credit function cost a fee of EUR 4.50 (does not include a credit balance)
In addition to its function as library card, you can load credit on this card to use it for scanning, copying and printing at the University Library and other KU locations. It also allows cashless payment in the canteen and the cafeteria in Eichstätt.
Notes on your library user number and password
Your library user number is an 11-digit number. You will find it on the back of your KU.card or on your library card starting with 027.
The password is preset to the day and month of your birthday in a 4-digit number sequence in DDMM format. E.g.: If your birthday is May 12th, your password is 1205.
You can change this password in your library account (OPAC) at any time. To do so, go to your "User data" in the menu item "My data". Your new password must have at least 4 and at most 12 characters.
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