Coronavirus: Information from the University Library

The subject libraries and the Central Lending Library Schloss Westflügel are open for all user groups.

A 3G proof is no longer required to visit the University Library. Masks are no longer mandatory inside the University Library.

We strongly recommend that all users continue to wear a medical or FFP2 mask.

Access to the subject libraries is possible for all user groups without restrictions.

Digital resources and additional services

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Digital Media

Use our digital media! The University Library has licensed additional digital resources. You can find all resources which University members can access in the Primo catalog and on the platforms of the publishers.

Selected resources

  • E-books

    University members have access, beyond the usual German- and English-language subject packages, to all German-language Springer-e-books published in 2021.

    For the first time in 2022, the University Library has licensed the “Erziehungswissenschaften und Soziale Arbeit” and “History” packages in addition to the familiar collections. All e-books can be found in the Primo catalog.

    Cambridge University Press
    All Cambridge University Press textbooks are accessible to members of the University of Mannheim until the end of 2022.

  • E-journals

    Until 30 June 2023, you can access all e-journals available on the JSTOR platform.

  • Remote access to juris

    Until the end of 2022, members of the University of Mannheim can continue to access the juris database from off-campus. This means you can search for case law and journal articles and have remote access to numerous full texts – such as handbooks and commentaries, including the “Staudinger”. For remote access, you need the VPN client.

    Students of cooperating institutions and non-university members holding a library card can access juris at the library’s computers.

  • Remote access to beck-online

    If you are an academic staff member at the University of Mannheim, you can get a personal account with remote access to beck-online. Please fill in the relevant form.

    Until the end of 2022, students of the University of Mannheim may also use the beck-online database from off-campus. To set up the account, you need to be connected to the Internet with a VPN client and to register with beck-online by using your university e-mail address. Registration is free of charge. On the website of beck-online, you will find instructions. To access the database, you need to connect to the Internet with the VPN client and login to your personal account.

    Please note: As long as students can also access the database from off-campus, it is not possible to access beck-online without personal registration, even if you are on campus. This means that students of cooperating institutions and non-university members have no access to beck-online.

    Additional resources

    In addition to the higher education module (Hochschulmodul), these additional modules are currently available:

    • Corona and COVID-19 PLUS
    • data protection law and freedom of information law (Datenschutz- und Informationsfreiheitsrecht PREMIUM)
    • antitrust law (Kartellrecht PLUS)
    • constitutional law (Verfassungsrecht PREMIUM)
    • beck-online.GROSSKOMMENTAR zum Zivilrecht (beckOGK)

For access from outside campus you need the VPN client provided by the University IT. For information on access to these services and the relevant requirements, please refer to the Information on using e-books and databases. Do you have questions or is something not working? Our electronic resources team will be happy to assist you: e-medien.ub

Scan Service

Currently, students of the University of Mannheim can use the scan service of the University Library. By placing a “scan request” in the Primo catalog, you can order several articles from the same journal and individual chapters from books. In case of books we email up to 15 percent of a book.

Professors, academic staff members and doctoral students of the University of Mannheim are able to use the scan service option in the Primo catalog.

Book delivery service

Professors, academic staff members and doctoral students of the University of Mannheim can use our free book delivery service. We will send you print items from the University Library’s collection via mail or internal mail.

How to contact the University Library

You can send us an e-mail at info.ub and contact us by phone at 0621 181–2948 from Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

From Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., you can also use the chat option.

You can contact the academic writing consultancy team by sending an e-mail to schreibberatung.ub

Our subject librarians are happy to answer your questions on subject-specific research.