Partial opening of the University Library

The subject libraries partly open again to students and staff of the University of Mannheim. Borrowing in the Schloss Westflügel Library is possible for all user groups with some restrictions. Access to digital media and services will remain.

Partial opening of the subject libraries

The subject libraries A3 and Schloss Ehrenhof open to students and staff of the University of Mannheim under restricted conditions. A seat booking is mandatory. The libraries A5 and Schloss Schneckenhof (BWL) remain closed. Required media from these libraries can be used in the A3 Library.

All information on the opening

Information on seat booking

Borrowing with some restrictions

Borrowing in the Schloss Westflügel Library is possible for all user groups with some restrictions. The dudates for existing loans were extended automatically until 25 May 2020 for the last time. Please renew your loans by yourself from now on or return the media in due time to avoid late fees.

All information on borrowing

Book returns

  • Media from the Central Lending Library can be returned during the opening hours Monday to Friday from 12 to 16 o'clock via the return machine or at the security service on site.
  • Books from the the other library locations can be dropped off by the security service at the entrances of the A3 Library or the Schloss Ehrenhof Library from Monday to Friday from 12 noon to 4 pm.
  • Returns by mail are possible at your own expense and risk to: Universitätsbibliothek Mannheim, Ausleihe, Schloss Schneckenhof, 68131 Mannheim.

Scan service

The University Library offers a scan service to students of the University of Mannheim. You can place scan requests via the Primo catalog for individual articles from the same scientific journal or complete chapters of books. In case of books we email up to 15 percent of the book.

Staff members and doctoral students of the University of Mannheim can continue to place scan requests as usual.

Book Delivery Service

Professors, scientific staff and doctoral students can use the book delivery service. You can order books from all library locations of the University Library to be sent to you by mail free of charge.

Electronic media

Our digital media are available to members of the University of Mannheim as usual. Electronic publications and most of the databases licensed by the University Library are accessible from off-campus. You find all electronic media in the Primo catalog and via the Database-Infosystem (DBIS).

Access to digital media

The digital media of the University Library are generally available to members of the University of Mannheim – professors, scientific staff and students – also from off-campus.

From off-campus you can access the e-book collection

  • using the VPN-Client
  • using Shibboleth – this option is not available for all electronic resources

Installing the VPN-Client

Tip: You are a member of the University of Mannheim and you can not access our e-media via VPN? Close the VPN connection, empty the cache of your browser and try again.


Many publishers temporarily allow access to e-books and e-journals for their customers or enable remote access from off-campus. The University Library also licenses additional digital resources. All publications that you can access additionally can be found on the publisher platforms and in most cases also in the Primo catalog.

Here we present a selection.

E-Books

Bloomsbury Digital Resources

Until 31 May 2020, you can access the e-books and e-journals on the Bloomsbury Digital Resources platform.

Business Expert Press

Until 15 July 2020, you have access to the Business Expert Press e-book collection via the iG Library platform.

Cambridge Core

Until the end of May 2020, additional titles will be available on the Cambridge Core platform – including textbooks.

BSCOhost

Until June 30, 2020 all e-books on the platforms Academic Collection and Business Collection by EBSCOhost will be accessible.

Gale Reference Complete

Until 30 June 2020 you have access to Gale Reference Complete. Please enter the password "germany".

Herdt Campus

The Herdt Campus ALL YOU CAN READ service with e-books and additional media on IT topics will be available until 31 May 2020.

IEEE Courses

You can use IEEE Courses until 30 June 2020.

Loeb Classical Library

Access  texts in Latin, Greek and English in the Loeb Classical Library until 30 June 2020.

Manchester University Press

Until the end of June 2020, you have access to e-books from Manchester University Press on the manchesterhive platform.

Mohr Siebeck

Until 30 June, all e-books and e-journals of the publisher Mohr Siebeck are activated for you. Subsequently, the University Library will select titles which will remain permanently accessible.

Packt Publishing

Until 15 July 2020, you can access e-books on IT topics from Packt Publishing via the iG Library platform.

Pearson

Until the end of July 2020, you can access around 150 German-language e-books from Pearson via the Primo catalogue - including many titles from the University Library's textbook collection. Subsequently, the University Library will select titles which can remain permanently accessible.

Project MUSE

On the Project MUSE platform, various publishers make content freely available - until the end of May 2020 or longer.

Springer Nature

Until 31 July 2020 you have access to additional textbooks from Springer Nature.

SAGE-Knowledge

Temporarily all e-books and references of the platform SAGE-Knowledge (Books & Reference) are accessible for you via the Primo catalog.

E-Journals

Annual Reviews

Until 15 June 2020, all e-journals on the Platform Annual Reviews are freely accessible.

ESV Campus

Until 30 June 2020, all e-journals from the publisher Erich Schmidt Verlag are available on the ESV Campus platform.

Gale Reference Complete

Until 30 June 2020 you have access to Gale Reference Complete. Please enter the password "germany".

Guilford Press

Until 31 June 2020 you can use all e-journals published by Guilford Press.

JSTOR

Until 30 June, all e-journals and numerous e-books are accessible on the JSTOR platform.

Project MUSE

On the Project MUSE platform, various publishers make content freely available - until the end of May 2020 or longer.

juris

The juris database can now also be accessed from off-campus. This gives law students remote access to numerous full texts. For remote access you need the VPN client.

beck-online

If you are part of the scientific staff of the University of Mannheim, you can now get a personal account with remote access to beck-online. Please fill out the form.

In addition, C.H.Beck now offers free home access for students for a limited period of time:

To set up access, you must be connected to the internet via the VPN client and register at beck-online with your university email address. Instructions can be found on the beck-online website. To use the access, you must also be connected to the internet via the VPN client and logged into your personal account.

Please note: As long as the special offer for student access applies, no access to beck-online is possible without personal registration – not even from the campus.

Additional content

In addition to the usual full texts, you have now access to:

  • the educational journals JuS and JA
  • the modules "Verwaltungsrecht PREMIUM", "Strafrecht PREMIUM" und "Zivilrecht PREMIUM" until 30 June 2020 - please find the additional contents after your log-in to beck-online
  • the modules "Kartellrecht PLUS" and "Datenschutz- und Informationsfreiheitsrecht PREMIUM" until the end of 2020
  • the new module "Corona und COVID-19" until 31 August 2020 - please find the additional contents after your log-in to beck-online

Contact the University Library

You can reach us Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the UB-Chat, also via info(at)bib.uni-mannheim.de.

Contact the writing consultancy team via schreibberatung(at)bib.uni-mannheim.de.

If you have questions on subject research, our subject librarians will be happy to help you.