Accessing electronic resources

Accessing electronic resources

General information

Logging into the university network (run by the IT and Media Centre) will give you access to the University Library's electronic resources.

The moment you log on to the PCs in the University Library, you will be connected to the university network. However, not everyone has the same level of access to electronic resources (see below).

You can also access the resources by connecting to the university network via wireless LAN. To do this, you need to have a user account with the University of Rostock.

If you are not at the library, you can also connect to the university network from anywhere.

General information about the university network can be found in the network regulations ("Netzordnung").


Access levels

User groupAccess from within the libraryAccess from a private PC
Students and staff of Rostock University unrestricted access yes (Help with connecting)
Staff from other institutions almost all resources accessible yes, with a user account issued by Rostock University's IT and Media Centre (Help with connecting)
Students from other universities almost all resources accessible no
Private persons with a research assignment (please contact the information desk if you have a question regarding this) almost all resources accessible no
Trainee teachers almost all resources accessible no
Private persons ages 16+ highly restricted access no