Library Card for Students and Staff Members of Cooperating Institutions

If you are a student or staff member of a higher education institution which has signed a cooperation agreement with the University of Mannheim, you can request an ecUM, which serves as your library card, at the information desk in the InfoCenter free of charge.

Cooperating Institutions

Once you have your ecUM and access to your library account (username and password), you can

  • borrow items from the Schloss Westflügel Library
  • use the electronic lockers in the libraries
  • print, photocopy, and scan
  • borrow items via the interlibrary loan service
  • access the library’s electronic resources using the library computers
  • connect to the Internet throughout campus using eduroam or using a library computer

How can I apply?

  • Complete, save, and print the Application Form
  • Submit your application form in person at the information desk in the InfoCenter and bring a valid ID card or passport with a citizen's registration certificate.
  • Students of cooperating institutions must bring their student ID card as well.
  • Staff members of cooperating institutions must have their application form signed and stamped by their employer.
  • You can pick up your ecUM after two days at the most at the University Computing Center’s desk in the InfoCenter from Monday to Friday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Replacement in case of loss or damage

In case of loss or damage of your ecUM card, please contact the information desk in the InfoCenter. Here you can ask for a new card and block your lost card. We will charge a fee of EUR 15.00 for the replacement.

You can pick up your new ecUM at the University Computing Center’s desk in the InfoCenter from Monday to Friday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

How Do I Receive Notifications?

  • All notifications such as holds or final notices are sent to your university e-mail address.
  • You can change your address in person only at the information desk in the InfoCenter. Please note that you need to bring a valid ID card or a passport with a citizen's registration certificate in order to change your address.
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