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Restricted lending service COVID-19

Starting on May 25, 2020 the WU University Library will offer external library users a limited range of services for borrowing and returning books from the Central Library (LC) and the Library for Social Sciences (D4).

Reservations, loans and returns

  • Books must be reserved via the WU library catalog (max. 15 items). You will need to log in with your Library ID no. with prefix “bib” (e.g. bib123456) + your personal library password

  • We will notify you by email as soon as the books are ready to be collected. Please wait until you have received this email before you come to the Central Library to pick up your books.

  • Books can be collected at the library front desk and returned at the self-service book return machine in the LC building during the following times:
    Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays: 10:00am–12:00 noon
    Wednesdays: 2:00pm–4:00pm


3 things you need to bring

  • Library Card

  • official photo ID

  • face mask


Reserving books

  1. Open the catalog ( an login with your Library ID no. with prefix “bib” (e.g. bib123456) + your personal library password.

  2. Search the book you want to reserve.

  3. Click the Order link.


Information about the availability of a book


Book from the general collection

Open stacks

Book available in the Central Library and the D4 Library - both can be reserved

Book LC D4

Access to the LC building

  • Access is only possible through the main entrance of the LC building.

  • At the entrance, security staff will check your ID and face mask. Please keep your Library ID card ready and put on a face mask.

  • You are not allowed to enter the building without a face mask.

  • In the event that lines form in front of the library front desk, a minimum safety distance of 1.5 m must be observed between the people waiting in line.


Access to the libraries and lending periods

  • The public areas (reading areas) of all branch libraries remain closed.

  • All loan periods have been extended until July 13, 2020.


New library cards

Until further notice we can not issue new library cards.


If you have any problems or questions, please contact us by email: