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Coronavirus: Information from the University Library

The subject libraries and the Central Lending Library Schloss Westflügel are open on a restricted basis.

Access to the subject libraries A3, A5, Schloss Ehrenhof and Schloss Schneckenhof is only possible for all user groups with a valid seat booking and the personal ecUM or library card.

The Central Lending Library will remain open on a restricted basis for pickup of ordered items and for the return of items from all subject libraries.

Libraries are open regardless of the incidence value

Under the current Corona Ordinance of the state of Baden-Württemberg, libraries are permitted to open regardless of the incidence value. Restricted access to the subject libraries of the university library remains with a valid seat booking even if the seven-day incidence exceeds 100 new infections.

The opening of the libraries is not withdrawn in the so-called “emergency brake” (§ 20 Abs. 5 CoronaVO) in the event of a seven-day incidence of more than 100 new infections.

Even if the “emergency brake” comes into force due to the general ordinance of the city of Mannheim, the subject libraries of the university library with seat bookings remain accessible with restrictions.

On the corona ordinance website, the overview of open and closed facilities and activities is filed. Libraries are explicitly listed as independent of the incidence value with the offers Click & Collect as well as Click & Meet.

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Subject Libraries

The subject libraries are accessible to all user groups with a valid seat booking.

Photo credit: Sebastian Weindel

You can order media via the Primo catalog and pick them up from the Central Lending Library.

Digital resources and additional services

Digital resources

On our YouTube channel, you will find more videos.

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

    Selected resources

  • E-books

    De Gruyter
    All e-books from De Gruyter are accessible to members of the University of Mannheim until the end of October 2021.

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

    Cambridge University Press
    The Cambridge Companions Online, Cambridge Histories Online and numerous other e-books from Cambridge University Press are accessible to members of the University of Mannheim until the end of November

    You also now have access to all Cambridge University Press textbooks. The license runs until the end of 2021.

    Duncker & Humblot Recht
    Until the end of May 2021, members of the university can access all Duncker & Humblot e-books in the subject area law.

  • E-journals

    Until 30 June 2021, you can access all e-journals available on the JSTOR platform.

  • Remote access to juris

    Until the end of 2021, you can access the juris database from off-campus. This means you have remote access to numerous full texts – and access to handbooks and commentaries such as the “Staudinger”. For remote access, you need the VPN client.

  • Remote access to beck-online

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

    Until the end of 2021, students 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.

    Additional resources

    In addition to the higher education module (Hochschulmodul) and our modules on constitutional law (Verfassungsrecht PREMIUM) and insurance law (Versicherungsrecht PREMIUM), the modules on antitrust law (Kartellrecht PLUS), data protection law and freedom of information law (Datenschutz- und Informationsfreiheitsrecht PREMIUM) as well as Corona and COVID-19 PLUS are available until the end of 2021.

    As a reaction on the coronavirus crisis, the publisher C.H. Beck granted access to the educational journals JuS and JA only until the end of June 2020.

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

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 and contact us by phone at 0621 181–2948 from Monday to Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 1 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

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