Corona Emergency Services

News: Status 22/01

The Central Library on the university campus is open Mondays to Fridays from 10am to 6pm. The restricted opening focusses on access to printed materials and primarily aims at the students of the Bremen universities who need to prepare their exams. Other visitors may enter the building too. A maximum of 50 visitors are allowed in the building at any one time. The maximum length of stay is 45 minutes. The library is explicitly not available as a learning space. Please present your library card to the security staff when entering the building. Masks continue to be obligatory without any exceptions.

Before your visit, please read the following questions and answers to learn about the current conditions of use.

FAQs

Your question is not answered in the FAQs?: Please contact suub@suub.uni-bremen.de or call us: Information desk 0421 218 59500, Lending Desk 0421 218 59530. Please note that our service counters will remain largely vacant.

I have questions about the library card...

If you want to renew your library card, please send an email with your library card number to leihstelle@suub.uni-bremen.de. If you do not have a library card yet, you can register online.  We issue the cards on site: Monday to Friday from 10am to 5.45pm at the circulation desk. For more information look here...

How can I return my library books?

Please drop borrowed items in the blue return box located opposite the main entrance on University Boulevard. The box is available 24/7. Please note that the returned items will only be checked in the following day. If you would like to send the books by mail, here is our address list.

Can I reserve books?

You can reserve books which are out on loan. Please pick up your reserved books Monday to Friday from 10pm to 5.45pm at the circulation desk.

I would like to take out books on loan: How can I prepare my visit to the library?

We recommend that you do your literature research before you visit the library. You can easily create a list by saving the titles to a folder. Please pick up the books you need directly from the shelves. We recommend that you place your orders for our closed stacks collection the day before you want to visit us. That way you'll be able to pick up your books on the day. Please don't forget your library card and your face mask and use our self-check-out machines to check out your books before leaving the library.

Can I currently print, copy, scan?

Yes, these services are available at the central library during opening hours. Further information and the contact details of Kramm, the company which operates the printing/copying/scanning stations, can be found here...

Attention:You need to register before printing, copying and scanning.

I cannot find a book on the shelf - what can I do?

Please use our feedback form with information about the title, author and the shelf mark. You will find the form on our counters and online. You are also welcome to send us an e-mail with the required information. We will try and find the book and get back to you.

I only need one essay from a book / journal. Do I have to come to the library?

All members of Bremen university and the universities of applied sciences in Bremen can use our copy delivery service. Look here for further information...

I have received a mail about due fees. How can I pay them?

We will start sending reminders on 21/01. Due fees can be paid on site Monday to Friday from 10am to 5.45pm (preferably via EC card). If you have further questions please contact leihstelle@suub.uni-bremen.de.

Is the interlibrary lending service working?

Books as well as copies of articles can be ordered via interlibrary loan but this service is affected by the closures of many other German university libraries. By the way, some libraries also deliver directly to your home via the fee-based direct delivery service Subito.

To place an interlibrary loan order, you need a deposit account. Please contact leihstelle@suub.uni-bremen.de, quoting your library card number and the desired number of order units. Look here for more information about interlibrary loans...

Please drop interlibary loans in the blue return box located opposite the main entrance on University Boulevard if you want to return them.

The book I need is not available (as an e-book).

We will gladly accept your book suggestions.

Can I use newspapers again in your reading room?

This service is currently unavailable. The journal reading room is not available for reading.

Is the microfilm archive open again?

The scanners are closed to the public. We are ready to make a scan for you. Please contact stok-mfarchiv@suub.uni-bremen.de.

How can I use my book locker / book trolley?

You can use your book locker / book trolley during opening hours if the maximum number of visitors has not been reached.
You can return your book locker / book trolley during the opening hours of the library. The return box for the keys is located at the Central Information Desk. We will check in the key on the following working day. If you have further questions please contact buecherwagen@suub.uni-bremen.de

 

Learning spaces

Can I now study at the library again?

All learning spaces in the library remain closed. Some of our public computers may be used to search for literature for a maximum of 45 minutes a day.

Do I have to wear a face mask in the library?

There is an obligation to wear face masks. There are no exemptions from this rule. If you cannot wear a mask for health reasons please get in touch with us - we will try to help you.

Can I use the computers in the library?

Due to the safety distances only 50% of the public computer workstations are available. The research time is limited to 45 minutes a day.

Can I book a multimedia learning space for group work?

The multimedia learning spaces cannot be booked at the moment.

I have a library card, but I cannot access the electronic resources.

If you want to establish a remote access to the electronic resources licensed by us , you need a valid account at one of the state universities in Bremen. Please contact your university's computer centre. Users who do not belong to one of Bremen's state universities cannot access our electronic resources from home. With your library card, however, you can use them at the library using one of our computer work stations.

I cannot open the e-book although I am connected to the VPN.

In our experience, there are several possible sources of error. Very often people forget to manually switch the group setting to "tunnel-all-traffic" when setting up the VPN tunnel. I you need to set up the VPN client, we have created a video tutorial which you can access here... 
If you have already tried to access without VPN, these settings are probably saved in your browser. In this case it helps to delete cache and cookies (https://www.go4u.de/browser-cache-leeren.htm) or use an alternative browser.

Which online resources can I access?

You can use the extensive range of online resources (currently approx. 77 million) via our search portal and VPN access. You can recognize licensed content by the yellow traffic light symbol - freely accessible titles have a green traffic light symbol. You can restrict your search to documents accessible online using the filter "Format → Online".

Opening hours
Zentrale
Bibliothekstraße
28359 Bremen

Temporary opening hours:

As of 13/01 Emergency services only
COVID19 opening hours:
Mon - Fri 10am - 6pm

Contact us

Zentrale

Zentrale Information
Tel: (0421) 218 59500
Fax: (0421) 218 59610
suub@suub.uni-bremen.de