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Being a core element of our university, we always strive to optimally support your studies with our services.

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Our services

  • Register

    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.

    Note that by your registration you accept the collection of personal data in the context of the use of the University Library and agree to the privacy policy in accordance with §9 paragraph 3 of the DSG-LSA.

  • Library account

    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.

    Click here for our eTutorial on how to use the 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

    Renew literature

    The lending period is 28 days and endings can be renewed online up to 8 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 8 times or
    • there is a reservation for your item


    Reserve literature

    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.

    Click here for our eTutorial on how to renew and reserve online!

  • Deadlines & Fees

    Overdue fines according to the Rules on the Collection of Library Fees:
    • 1st reminder: 2.00 €
    • 2nd reminder: 5.00 € (plus 1st reminder)
    • 3rd reminder: 10.00 € (plus 1st and 2nd reminder)

    The dunning level increases after 14 days.

  • Reserve a study place

    To reserve your own study places:
    Choose between individual or group workstations with or without a PC in different rooms of your on-site library in Bernburg, Dessau or Köthen.

  • 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.

  • Remote Access

    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.

    Any questions or trouble?

    Click here for our eTutorial on how to configurate Remote Access!

  • eTutorials

    Please notice our eTutorials available any time:


  • 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.

    Please make an appointment!


  • University Library App

    With our Library App at your mobile you can search within our OPAC, reserve and renew liteature, and it reminds of deadlines.

    Please visit your App- or Play-Store and search for "Bibliothek Hochschule Anhalt"!


    • Android updates your account automatically.
    • Using iOS you can choose within the settings whether your account is updated automatically (our recommendation) or manually (default). 

    Preliminary memories

    • 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.

    Click here for our eTutorial on how to configurate Remote Access!

  • Deregister

    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.

Wie verlängere ich meine Medien im Benutzerkonto?