Mem­bers of the pub­lic aged 18 and over

(e.g. citizens from the city and region of Paderborn or students from other universities)

You can apply for your library card online using the application form.

In the first step, you will be asked to enter your e-mail address. Once you have successfully confirmed your e-mail address, the registration process continues with the entry of your personal details.

Once you have completed the registration process, you will receive a registration code which you can use to collect your library card in person from the counter at the local lending desk. Please bring the following with you:

  • Your identity card or passport with a confirmation of registration from the residents' registration office (registration certificate), which must not be older than 1 year, or another valid official identity document with photo and address details.

If the library card is not collected within 30 days, the registration will be cancelled automatically.

Each card must be activated once before it can be used for the first time. This can be done on the login page of the catalogue via 'Activate account now'. 

Barcode number on the library card, starting with PE.

You set the password for your user account when you activate your user account.

Please have your new address updated in the library at the desk of the local lending desk . You can change your e-mail address via the library catalogue in your library account .

If you lose your library card, please always inform the library staff immediately so that your library account can (initially) be blocked to prevent misuse by third parties. If you have lost your library card or it is damaged, you can have a new card issued for a fee.

If you have any questions regarding your library card, please note the service hours of the Local Lending Department. Please observe the Library Regulations for the University Library of Paderborn, which you agree to comply with when applying for a library card.