Access to Online Publications

The University Library of Greifswald has access to a large number of online resources.

They can either be accessed via the University Library´s OPAC (online catalogue) or directly. Access to these resources is subject to copyright and license regulations.

Resources with Campus Licenses

Due to their license regulations, resources with campus licenses only allow access to members of the University of Greifswald.




Access to these resources and also printing and saving conditions are regulated by the respective license. Either individual or multi-licenses are acquired. If demand is high, there might not be sufficient licenses.

Access is granted automatically after you have successfully logged-in to the university network (workstations at the University Library, PC labs, office computers).


Some of the publications can also be accessed outside of the campus network via the authentication service Shibboleth. It requires users to login with their usual personal account allocated by the Computer Centre. The resources that can be accessed via Shibboleth can be found on the list below.

Shibboleth (on the Computer Centre´s website) [de]

List of Supported Databases


Central University Library
Beitzplatz Campus
Felix-Hausdorff-Str. 10
17489 Greifswald

VPN Access

Resources that are not accessible via Shibboleth can be accessed via VPN (Virtual Private Network). Modifications to the proxy server are also necessary.

VPN Access (Computer Centre´s website) [de]

Setting Up the Proxy Server (Computer Centre´s website) [de]

If access is possible via Shibboleth, this should be preferred to VPN.

Individual Workstation Licenses

Full texts that can only be accessed at the University Library´s PCs:
e.g. in the Departmental Library (journal: Praxis Geschichte).

Central University Library

Berthold-Beitz-Platz Campus

Postal Address:
Felix-Hausdorff-Straße 10
17489 Greifswald
Tel.: +49 3834 420 1515


Certain databases are linked to the Common Library Network (GBV) and provide an order function.

Databases (Selection)