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Restricted lending service COVID-19

Starting on May 6, 2020 the WU University Library will offer WU students a limited range of services for borrowing books from the Central Library (LC) and the Library for Social Sciences (D4).

Ordering through the catalog will be possible statring an May 4, 2020 at 12:00 noon.

Reservations and loans

  • Books must be reserved via the WU library catalog (max. 15 items). You will need to log in with your WU account data (letter “h” followed by your student ID number and your WU 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 only can be collected at the library front desk in the LC building during the following times:
    Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays: 10:00am–12:00 noon
    Wednesdays: 2:00pm–4:00pm


Reserving books

  1. Open the catalog ( an login with your WU credentials (hmatriculation numer + password).

  2. Search the book you want to reserve.

  3. Click the Order link.


ATTENTION: At the moment you can also reserve books from the textbook collection (level 3). In order to do so, please select Central Library LC Text Book Collection.

Information about the availability of a book


Book from the Textbook Collection - reservation possible

Textbook Collection

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 for WU students

  • 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 WU student ID card ready and put on a face mask.

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

  • The building remains closed to everyone not affiliated with WU.

  • 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.



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