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Borrowing Items

Your ecUM card isn’t only your employee ID, it is also your library card. All members of the university can borrow items from the circulation desk in the Schloss Westflügel Library. The loan period is 28 days. You can renew borrowed items up to five times, for a further 28 days each time. Teachers and full-time employees also have the option of borrowing items from the non-circulating collections in the Schloss Schneckenhof Libraries, the A3 and A5 Libraries, and the Schloss Ehrenhof Library. The loan period for these items is one semester. You can renew the items twice. 

Borrow items

Digital Media
You can use the university’s digital media, including databases, e-journals, and e-books, via computers on campus and the university’s “eduroam” wireless network. If you are off-campus, you can access digital media using a VPN client. Some digital resources can also be accessed off-campus using the log-in details given to you by the University IT.

Additional Employee Access to Library Accounts
Chair holders can ask for an additional username and password which only grants access to their library account. This means that your colleagues can log on and order and renew items, and place items on hold, on your behalf.

You can request an additional log-in for your library account at the InfoCenter of the University IT.

Authorizing Employees to Borrow Items on Your Behalf
If you need a colleague or student assistant to pick up books for you, you can obtain a letter of authorization for them, in person, from the InfoCenter of the University IT. Upon presentation of this authorization, your colleagues or student assistants can borrow books on your behalf without any problems.


Universitäts-IT (InfoCenter)

Universitäts-IT (InfoCenter)

University of Mannheim
Schneckenhof Süd
68161 Mannheim
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Universitätsbibliothek (InfoCenter)

Universitätsbibliothek (InfoCenter)

University of Mannheim
Schneckenhof West
68131 Mannheim