Anhalt University Library is a scientific, public library that provides literature and information to university members as well as interested citizen. In order to borrow media, please register and agree to our rules and regulations.
To register, please bring your University ID or your personal ID or passport.
Manage your lendings, reserve and renew online via your libarary account at Discovery-Service or our Library-App (Playstore & iTunes). Please log in with your library number (starting 3329xxxxxxxx), which you can find on your student id and for your password - preset - the first three letters of you last name.
You can change the password via your library account.
To lend & to order
Books and other physical media is available for loan as long as not marked otherwise.
You'll find most of the media grouped according to thematic classification and signature in the freehand areas of the libraries. In our Discovery-Service, you'll find detailed information like the location and availability in the linked title information for each hit.
Please order the following media from us personally / by telephone / by e-mail or via our contact form:
- Printed theses and those on CD
- Periodicals of previous years
- Media with the addition "SR" ("Schriftenreihe") at the beginning of the signature
Our staff will contact you to provide the ordered literature as soon as possible.
Renew & reserve literature
The lending period is 28 days and endings can be renewed online up to seven times, unless somebody else reserves the item. You can renew your books online in your library account via our library APP, OPAC or our Discovery-System.
Journals and books marked as reference collection are not for loan.
Please note: You may not renew the deadline if
• it has already passed
• you have already renewed your loan seven times or
• there is a reservation for your item
If you need media that has been lent already, you can reserve it within our Discovery-Service or via our Library-App (Playstore & iTunes). You'll be asked to log in with your library number and password.
Once a medium is reserved it can't be renewed.
We'll contact you as soon as the medium is available.
- Deadlines & Fees
- Reserve a study place
Inter Library Loan
As a member of the Anhalt University Library you are entitled to participate the inter library loan of our common library network. Please ask your librarian.
To access our digital services outside the campus you may authenticate for the campus network via your PC / browser settings. Please follow the instructions for Remote Access.
Tours & Introductions
You are invited to attend an introduction to our libraries, our stock and services.
We impart information and research skills in face-to-face or online courses, primarily for students and employees. The topics range from research in our literature search engine to subject databases and the use of literature management programs.
University Library App
With our Library App at your mobile you can search within our Discovery-service, reserve and renew liteature, and it reminds of deadlines.
- Android updates your account automatically.
- Using iOS you can choose within the settings whether your account is updated automatically (our recommendation) or manually (default).
- Android sends "push-messages" shortly before the loan period expires. With Android, you can activate preliminary reminders within your account-settings and define the reminded period.
- For iOS the reminder appointments will be added to your calendar. This requires that the app is connected to your calendar, which has to be enabled within your settings - the calendar named "Library" has to be activated.
Service for distance students
To benefit of all of your library's services please have your student card activated as a user card. You can send us a filled out registration form along with a copy of your student ID by e-mail.
As a distance student you can pre-order literature at your library and pick it up, while you are here. Please use our contact form or contact us by phone or email.
For your distance learning, external access to our digital resources is a basic. Most of the digital resources that we provide are accessible after a small configuration for Remote Access and authentication with your student`s-data.
For your exmatriculation you will need to visit the library with the exmatriculation form and have us confirm that your account is cleared from loans as well as fees.
In case you will stay in our region it is up to you to continue to use our libraries as an individual user after your studies.