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Library card for staff of Paderborn University

Staff members with a contract from Paderborn University have the option of applying for a combined service and library card or a library card, provided they have a valid university account.

Combined service and library card

You can apply for the combined service and library card via the IMT service portal.

  • Please register with your university account.
  • Under the menu item "Verwaltung” (Administration) you will find the category "Dienst-/Bibliotheksausweis" (Service and library card)". Now select "Meinen Dienst-/Bibliotheksausweis beantragen" (Apply for my service and library card).
  • If you would like to apply for a combined service and library card, select “Kombinierter Dienst-/Bibliotheksausweis" (Combined service and library card).
  • You will now be asked to upload a photo for your card. - If there is already a photo in use for your university website, it will be displayed. You can choose it or upload another one.
  • Now the photo you have chosen is cropped or rather a section of the photo is selected.
  • You will then be asked to confirm that you accept our library regulations and have read § 12 of the library regulations.
  • After you have applied for your card, you will be notified as soon as your card is ready to be collected at the library’s registration desk.
  • Please bring your ID card with you when you collect it.
    If you have a third party collect your card, it is necessary that the person collecting presents your ID card and a certificate of authority signed by you as well as his or her own ID card upon collection.
Library card

You can apply for a staff library card via the IMT service portal.

  • Please register with your university account.
  • Under the menu item "Verwaltung” (Administration) you will find the category "Dienst-/Bibliotheksausweis" (Service and library card)". Now select "Meinen Dienst-/Bibliotheksausweis beantragen" (Apply for my service and library card).
  • If you ‚only‘ wish to apply for a library card, select "Bibliotheksausweis" (Library card).
  • On the following page please confirm that you accept our library regulations and have read § 12 of the library regulations.
  • After you have applied for your card, you will be notified as soon as your card is ready to be collected at the library’s registration desk.
  • Please bring your ID card with you when you collect it. 
    If you have a third party collect your card, it is necessary that the person collecting presents your ID card and a certificate of authority signed by you as well as his or her own ID card upon collection.
Library card number

Barcode number on the library card, beginning with PA for staff user group.

Password
  • The default password is your date of birth, as DDMMYYYY (if you were born on May 3, 1991, for example, your password is: 03051991). In your own interest, please change the preset password as soon as possible.
  • Change password
    Via the library catalogue you can access your library account and change your password there.
    The new password should have at least 6 characters.
  • Forgot  your password?
    If you have forgotten your password, you can reset it in the library catalogue via 'Mein Bibliothekskonto'/'Ich habe mein Passwort vergessen' ('My library account' / 'I forgot my password'). Alternatively, you have the option of having the standard password (your date of birth) entered at the registration desk by showing your library card.
Change address and e-mail

All personal data in the library account is entered via the IMT service portal .

Thus, your university e-mail address is automatically stored in our library system; it cannot be changed. However, you can initiate forwarding to your private e-mail address via the IMT service portal.

Loss of combined service and library card/library card

If you lose your combined service and library card or library card, please block it immediately via the IMT service portal.

  • Please register with your university account.
  • Under the menu item "Verwaltung" (Administration) you will find the category "Dienst-/Bibliotheksausweis" (Service and library card); now select "Ausweis sperren" (Block card).
  • If you find your card again, you can unblock it in the same way.
  • If the card is permanently lost, you can also apply for a replacement here.
  • Please note that via the IMT service portal you can only remove the block you have set yourself. Other blocks, e.g. due to excess charges, cannot be canceled via the IMT service portal. In such cases, please contact the staff at the library’s registration desk.

If you have any questions concerning your library card, please note the service hours of the registration desk. Please also note the Paderborn University Library Regulations, which you undertake to comply with when applying for a library card.

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