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Corona crisis - Information on library services

From April 27, 2020, there will be a limited lending service for staff and students at the KIT library, the FBH and the FBD. Due to the Corona crisis, access to the library services is still heavily restricted.

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Access to KIT-Bibliothek Süd

  • KIT-Bibliothek Süd is open Monday till Friday (work days) from 9 am to 3 pm.
  • The opening hours of the other KIT library locations can be found here.
  • Access is only granted to users with a valid library card for returning books or for picking up pre-ordered books.
  • You are only allowed to enter the library as a single person. Instructions given by library staff must be followed at all times.
  • Access is not allowed for persons who have stayed abroad in the last 14 days, as well as for persons who have been in contact with individuals infected by corona virus and for anyone who shows symptoms of an upper respiratory infection or fever.
  • Following the federal regulations of Baden-Wuerttemberg for shopping and using public transportation, and for reasons of infection prevention, all users must wear a non-medical face mask or a similar cover for mouth and nose when entering the KIT Library.
  • Entrance to and exit from the library are separated. Entering the building is possible via the eastern entrance from Adenauerring, leaving via the western exit.
  • Access is only possible with a valid library card.
  • The number of users who can enter the building at the same time is limited.
  • Access will be regulated by security staff at the main entrance. Please follow the instructions given by security staff. If you can’t access right away, please wait outside and keep a security distance to other persons.
  • Please self-collect the media you have ordered from the pick-up shelf, issue them quickly at the self-issue desk and leave the building as quickly as possible.

 

Digital Services

 

Borrowing items from KIT-Bibliothek Süd

  • You can order all lendable books and items from home via our online catalog and self-collect them from the pick-up shelf.
  •   Only books and media ordered and reserved in advance can be borrowed.
  • Books and items that are ready to collect can be found on the pick-up shelf, otherwise they are handed out at the information desk.
  • Interlibrary loan requests can be collected at the information desk.
  • Borrowed books can be returned at the return stations at KIT Library during service hours.

 

Courses and consultation

 

Consultation on using library services

  • For questions and general instructions on using the library services you can reach us from 9 am to 3 pm by phone +49 721 608-43109 or via infodesk∂bibliothek.kit.edu.
  • We continue to give advice by phone or email on all questions concerning the use of our electronic resources.
  • Please contact us if the validity of your library account has expired.

 

Exmatriculation

 

KIT Scientific Publishing

  • KIT Scientific Publishing and its services are still available as usual – just without direct personal contact.
  • You can reach the publishing team during the usual service hours by phone +49 721 608-43104 or via info∂ksp.kit.edu.

 

Current restrictions

  • Staying in the library to read and study is not allowed.
  • Reading rooms and group study rooms remain closed.
  • You cannot reserve rooms for study groups.
  • The cafeteria, vending machines and toilets are closed/shut down.
  • Non-lendable books cannot be ordered or borrowed.
  • No detailed in-person consultations at the reference desk (please contact us by phone or email).
  • Usage of the computers, copiers and scanners is not possible.

 

News

 

Inquiries and contact

  • For inquiries you can reach us Monday to Friday between 9 am and 3 pm by phone at +49 721 608-43109 or -43111.
  • Inquiries by email should be sent as usual to infodesk∂bibliothek.kit.edu.