Library cards

Lending Desk

You will need an official SuUB Bremen library card to use our services.

Library cards

Please use our online registration service to apply for a library card.

Bibliotheksausweis zur Ausleihe und Nutzung

Once you have completed our online application process, you can collect your card from the lending desk at the Central Library, the Engineering and Social Sciences Library, the Economics and Nautical Sciences Library, or our branch library in Bremerhaven immediately or within the following 4 weeks.

Students and employees of Bremen's higher learning institutions enjoy free library access.  All other users are charged an annual service fee of €20 (reduced: €10). For more details, please see our fee schedule.

Library cards are valid for 12 calendar months. You can renew your library card at the lending desk at the Central Library or any of our branch libraries.

Please bring the following documents with you to collect or renew your library card:

  • valid ID (Personalausweis), or your passport and confirmation of your place of abode from the registry office (Meldebestätigung)
  • students: your student ID or current "Semesterticket"
  • employees of Bremen's universities: current university ID or confirmation of your employment status (Dienstbescheinigung)
  • Young adults under the age of 18: a declaration of parental consent, school ID or letter of confirmation (Schulbescheinigung) if applicable

If you lose your library card, please contact the lending desk immediately to have your account temporarily suspended.
Replacement cards cost €5.

Opening hours
Zentrale - Anmeldung/Kasse

Temporary opening hours:

Christmas holidays
22/12 - 23/12 10am - 3pm
24/12 - 28/12 closed
29/12 - 30/12 10am - 3pm
31/12 - 1/1 closed
2/1 regular opening hours
Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 9 am - 7 pm
Wed 11 am - 7 pm
Sat 10 am - 3 pm
Contact us

Zentrale

Leihstelle

Tel: (0421) 218 59530

Fax: (0421) 218 59610

leihstelle@suub.uni-bremen.de

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