Restricted operation of the University Library

The subject libraries, the InfoCenter and the Central Lending Library are closed until 19 April. Access to the digital media and services will continue.

Information on lending

The duedate for existing loans has been extended until 20 April. Media that have already been reminded were not extended. During the closing time all reminder fees will be suspended, no new reminders will be sent. Please do not send any media back to us by mail. Existing reservations for borrowed media will be retained.

The interlibrary loan serice is suspended during the closing time.

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).

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

  • using the VPN client
  • using the library account - this option is not available for all electronic resources

Installing the VPN-Client

We are examining options to increase our range of electronic media.


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.


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. In addition to the usual full texts, you have now access to the educational journals JuS and JA.

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.

Scan service for staff members

Staff members and doctoral students of the University of Mannheim can continue to place scan requests via the Primo catalog.

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)

Contact the writing consultancy team via schreibberatung(at)

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