Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Information on the re-opening of the library on 20.07.2020

Which locations are open? (last updated 20.07.2020)

From 20.07.2020, the following location will open:

The Centre for Patents and Standards, the Special Collections and the University Archive are open to visitors by appointment. For further information regarding opening hours and services, please visit the websites of these three library locations.

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Current service provisions (information current as at 11.09.2020)

Services currently being offered are: borrowing and returning of books and other media, telephone and email support (please send queries on searching for literature through our contact form), studying at available workspaces, using the copiers, scanners and printers. Starting on 21 September 2020, the Information Desk at the Campus Library Südstadt will be staffed from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Information Desk at the Education, History and Antiquity Library remains closed for the time being. Group study and break rooms are not available at any library location.

What are the general rules for visiting the library? (last updated 11.09.2020)

The following rules apply for visiting the library:

  • When entering the library, please have your library card or student ID ready for scanning. Keeping track of visitors will help with contact tracing in case of a Corona outbreak. Your data is safe and will only be used in accordance with data protection laws.
  • You must use a basket, available at the entrance.
  • Search the catalogue for your books before you get here. Note their shelf marks and locations.
  • Wherever possible, please use the self-checkout machines to borrow items. Urgent returns can be processed at the circulation desk.
  • Please pay attention to information displays and distance markers in the library.
  • If you have any questions, please contact us via this form.

What are the hygiene standards the library follows? (last updated 14.08.2020)

  • In order to minimise the risk of infection, please wear a face mask (respirator mask, scarf, or similar) while inside the buildings.
  • While using a workspace, wearing a mask is voluntary.
  • Taking a basket – available at the entrances – when entering the library remains mandatory.
  • Current hygiene and distancing regulations limit the number of available workspaces.
  • Please come alone if possible and keep a distance of at least 1.5 metres (ca. 5 feet) to others. If you can, please use the hand sanitisers available in the library.
  • If you suffer from an acute respiratory disease, you are unfortunately not allowed to use the library, unless you can present a medical certificate confirming that you are not ill with COVID-19.


Can I use the library's electronic resources?

As a member of Rostock University you can access all of the library's electronic resources from home. We explain how to do this on our page 'Using the digital library'.

How do I hand in my dissertation?

Please use the online submission forms.

Hard copies of dissertations or habilitation treatises can be submitted at the Circulation Desk of the Campus Library Südstadt.