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Central Library: +49 (0)441 798-4444

Departmental Library: +49 (0)441 798-4053

Library and Information System
Oldenburg University
Uhlhornsweg 49-55, D-26129 Oldenburg

How to find us / Map: Campus Haarentor

How to find us / Map: Campus Wechloy

Current Opening Hours

The Central Library on Haarentor Campus
Opening hours are Mondays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Library staff answers inquiries by phone or email Monday through Friday from 8. a.m. to 6 p.m.

Returning borrowed books
Books must be returned using the "book-return box" in the library's foyer (Central Library Haarentor Campus only!) 

  • The library's foyer is open for the returning of books Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Picking up pre-ordered media
Items can be picked up at the circulation desk in the Central Library on Haarentor Campus.

  • Pick-up times are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Wechloy Campus
The library on Wechloy Campus opens Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Information on Using the Library during Special Operations Mode (Phase 2a)

last updated: September 21, 3:30 p.m.

During phase 2a in the university library’s special operations mode, more users will be admitted again into the library to use it as a learning space. This includes non-members of the university.

The Central Library on Haarentor Campus will extend its opening hours beginning Monday, September 21. Opening hours will be Mondays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The book ordering and scan service will also remain active (online form). Pre-ordered books may be picked up between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. 

The departmental library on Wechloy Campus will open again on June 29, 2020, Mondays through Fridays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Hygiene Regulations

The following hygiene regulations apply:

  • Wearing a face mask is mandatory in the library at all times.
  • Keep at least 1.5 m distance from other users and library staff.
  • Avoid grouping. The designated workplaces are for individual use only.

In the central library as well as in the departmental library, the hygiene recommendations of the Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung must be followed.

Central Library on Haarentor Campus

Since June 29, 2020, up to 200 persons are allowed in the library at the same time. To avoid direct contacts as much as possible the following regulations and requirements apply:

  • Individual workplaces are designated on levels E1, E2, E3, and E4. Make use only of these designated workplaces. Group studying is not permitted.
  • Forty carrels are available to students for reservation for periods of up to one week. Reservation requests must be sent to bis-info(at)uol.de.
  • The registration of new users in the library is possible during the opening hours.
  • Using a green basket is mandatory.
  • Users are allowed to take books from the shelf to copy, scan or borrow them.
  • The central information desk is manned from during the opening hours (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.).
  • IT Services are available Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 12 a.m.
  • The Multimedia Centre remains closed. For questions on holdings or on the Test Materials Collection contact bis-il3nfoka(ai4t)u7fdol.de (bi8dqkms-infox45@uol.de).
  • All library users holding a valid library card may order books to borrow them (max. 4 books per day). These may be picked up only between 4 and 6 p.m. at the circulation desk in the library.
  • Books must be returned using the return box (Bücherklappe) in the library's foyer.
  • Lockers to stow your belongings will be available in the Mensa Foyer and the Library Auditorium (Bibliothekssaal). The lockers in the library are not available.

Please, avoid unneccessary visits to the library and check if your requests can be met by our scan and book ordering service (see below). We encourage you to make use of our electronic information products. See Digital Services during the Corona Crisis.

The library's info team answers requests Mondays through Fridays between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Call 0441 798-4444 or write to bis-il3nfoka(ai4t)u7fdol.de (bi8dqkms-infox45@uol.de).

Departmental Library on Wechloy Campus

Since June 29, 2020, the departmental library on Wechloy Campus opens Mondays through Fridays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. A maximum of twenty persons at the same time are permitted in the library.

  • Users are allowed to take books from the shelf to copy, scan or borrow them.
  • The registration of new users in the library is possible during the opening hours.
  • Individual workplaces are designated. Make use only of these designated workplaces.
  • The information desk and the circulation desk are manned from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • IT Services are available Monday through Friday from 12 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Lockers to stow your belongings are available outside the library.

Information services are available via phone email Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 0441 798-4444 and at bis-il3nfoka(ai4t)u7fdol.de (bi8dqkms-infox45@uol.de).

Recording of Personal Data

We are obligated to collect personal user data at both library locations upon entry into and exit from the library. As per Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. c DS-GVO (GDPR) in combination with § 2h Satz 2 Nds. CoronaVO of May 8, 2020 (Nds.GVBl. S.17) we are obligated to collect these data to allow for the reconstruction of a possible chain of infection.

Upon entering the library, we will ask you to fill out a form that you need to return to us when leaving again. We will temporarily record the following information: 

  • Library card number or CampusCard number
  • Time of entry into the library 
  • Time of exit from the library

The forms will be destroyed after three weeks.

Book Orders and Scan Requests via Online Form

Since the univeristy library entered into special operations mode, all library users holding a valid library card can place loan orders and pick up their requested titles in the library between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Scan requests and loan orders must be placed using the online-form.

This simplifies the transfer of orders for the users, speeds processes for the library staff and allows for clearer communication about the requested literature. To place an order, log into your library account. Four book orders and scan requests are possible per person per day.

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