Registration and use of the library
the LIN-library/Combined library of the theoretical institutes is
free of charge.
To register you have to fill
in the form below and to
present an official identity document which includes a photograph and
If you are
already a member of the Medical Central Library no additional
registration is required .
You immediately get a library card
is also recognized in the Medical Central Library (MZB). Cards from the
MZB will be recognized at the LIN library. For students of the
Otto-von-Guericke-University the student identification card serves as
the library card too.
You need the library card for
borrowing library items, maintaining your user account (changing of
password, renewing of items, placing a hold) as well as for using the
PC's in the Medical Central Library.
On your library card you'll find your user
number (11 characters). Your date of birth (in the form ddmmyy)
is preseeded as your password.
Notify us immediately of the loss of your library card or any change of
address (including e-mail address). The user is responsible for any
disadvantages and consequences due to the loss or abusive use of the
Conditions are clearly stated in the library user regulations
of the University Library Magdeburg. By signing the
application form you accept the regulations.
The membership is valid for
one year and may be extended.
Borrowing, renewing and requesting items
Most of the resources are freely
accessible and may be borrowed (with the exception of journals and
The lending period is 28
days. You can renew items up
to 5 times, if the item hasn' been requested by another user. You can
renew items online using the link LOGIN to USER ACCOUNT at the library homepage.
Renewing items is also possible in writing or by telephone.
As a special service you'll receive an e-mail
notification 3 days before the end of the loan period. This is
a voluntary non-binding service of the library and does not exempt you
from the obligation to control the loan period.
You can request an item if
the copy is out of loan. First complete a search at the online catalogue to find the
book you need. It will note if it is "Available" or "Borrowed"
underneath the description, click "Reserve" and confirm with your user
number and password. You will receive an e-mail when your requests have
arrived at the library counter.
Books and articles from journals
which are not in the LIN or the Medical Central Library can normally be
requested from other libraries using the inter-library loans service.
If required, please contact the library team.