Registration / De-Registration

All members of Stuttgart University as well as all persons with a permanent address in Germany are eligible for registration as library users and can subsequently borrow items from the Library.

The registration and borrowing is free of charge.



Registering

Students Matriculated at Stuttgart University

Along with your matriculation papers you get your student ID card ecus. ecus together with the valid semester token enables you to use (almost) all services offered by the University Library. Your library account number is printed at your student ID card ecus.

Employees of Stuttgart University

Employees of Stuttgart University can apply for a library card in person at one of the loans desks on presentation of

and in any case

  • a confirmation by the employing institute (forms available at the loans desks or online here)

Instead of a German ID card or a passport employees can also produce an employee ID card.

Other Persons

Every person with permanent residence in Germany can apply for a library card at one of the loans desks on presentation of

  • a valid German ID card or
  • an electronic residence permit card or
  • a valid passport together with an official certificate of residence
  • a library card registration

Minors are required to produce a written parental declaration of consent (forms available at the loans desks or online here).

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De-Registration

Students Matriculated at Stuttgart University

For an orderly de-registration students have to fill in a de-registration form and have, among other things, to obtain a certificate of fulfilment of obligations to the Library. Further information and the de-registration form (PDF) are available on the web page De-Registration of the Enrollment Information Office. The certificate is issued by the loans desks on production of the de-registration form and your student ID („ecus“).

If you wish to use the library further on after de-registration, you can do so. In this case, for obtaining a library card the conditions for other persons apply.

Employees of Stuttgart University and other persons

If you wish to close your library account, you can do so at any time. Please contact one of the loans desks and produce your library card.

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Notifications of changes

Students matriculated at Stuttgart University with an electronic student ID (ecus) have to notify the Admissions Office immediately of every change of name, address or user group.

Employees of Stuttgart Unversity and other persons have to notify the UBS immediately of every change of name, address or user group. Forms are available at the loans desks or online <here>.

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Lost library card / ecus

Students Matriculated at Stuttgart University

If you lost your student ID (ecus), please contact one of the loans desks immediately. Your library account will be blocked to avoid misuse. At the Admissions Office you will get a new student ID card ecus.

 

Employees of Stuttgart University and other persons

If you lost your library card, please contact one of the loans desks immediately. Your account will be blocked to avoid misuse. A replacement library card will be issued by the loans desks on production of a valid photo ID card. For the replacement card a fee of € 2,50 is charged (Bibliotheksgebührensatzung).

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Liability

The library card/ecus is not transferable. Every registered user is liable to UBS for damages arising from use of the library card/ecus by a third party.

Hence our advice:

  • Store your library card/ecus carefully.
  • Keep your account number and password secret.


 

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