Registrations for the University Library are regulated by the Benutzungsordnung (Terms of Use). The University Library´s main objective is to provide members of the university with literature and other forms of media. The University Library can also be accessed by any other person and any institution.

The open stacks area at all of the University Library´s facilities can be used without a library card. For lending books and other media a library card is required.
For students of the University of Greifswald the electronic student ID card has a library function.

Registration is free of charge for all users.

The registration for using the University Library as a non-university member is managed by the Service Desk at the Central University Library, Beitzplatz Campus.


Opening Hours for the Service Desk

Registration, Loans, Returns    
Monday - Friday 8.00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m.  

Registration requires the presentation of:

  • National ID card/passport
  • Staff members of the University of Greifswald - employment contract
  • Under 18s – declaration of consent from a parent/legal guardian
  • Foreign library users - passport and registration certificate

Forms (Registration, Declaration of Consent)

By registering or using the library (e.g. using the reading room), users automatically recognise the binding Terms of Use.

Terms of Use

By enrolling to the University, students recognise the University Library´s Terms of Use. This user group does not have to fill-in a registration form and can you use the university library immediately.

All of the information about the electronic student ID card

Loss of Your Library Card:

If users lose their library card, they can request a new one from the Service Desk at the Central University Library. The fee is € 4.70. The old card will be blocked and will no longer be available for use. You can block your account immediately after losing your library card, by calling +49 3834 420 1567.

Students who lose their student ID cards (with integrated library function) must also inform the Students´Registration Office.

Please note

Use of the internet is only possible for students and staff members of the University of Greifswald.

Central University Library
Service Desk

Berthold-Beitz-Platz Campus

Postal Address:
Felix-Hausdorff-Straße 10
17487 Greifswald
Tel.: +49 3834 420 1567