Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg


Benutzerordnung_12_04_17.pdf (135.5 KB)  vom 17.09.2018

Entgeltverzeichnis_12_04_17.pdf (98.6 KB)  vom 17.09.2018

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patron registration

Staff and researchers of MLU Halle-Wittenberg can register as patrons, as well as any persons above the age of 14. Underage persons need to have a written consent of their legal guardians. The library card usually remains valid for one year. Registration includes the acceptance of the usage regulations of the university and state library.

There is also the option of online registration:

note on different types of patrons

Students at MLU Halle-Wittenberg accept the usage regulations of ULB with their immatriculation and are registered as patrons. For students at MLU, the student card (USC) is also the library card. A (new) registration is only neccessary if the patron account has not been used for more than three years.

MLU staff can register as patrons on every location of the ULB. Please bring your staff card, the registration form, official documentation (ID card, passport with residence information or residence permit) as well as the first page of their work contract. The latter is needed for the duration of patronship (oriented on the duration of the contract) and only has to be presented. The staff card is also the library card.

Regional patrons (non-MLU staff) have to register at the local lending desk (August-Bebel-Str 50). They will gain a library card after presenting the registration form and official ID.

Special conditions apply for research staff.

registration forms

patron registration
2019_Formular_Anmeldung _Benutzung.pdf (58.6 KB)  vom 01.08.2019

registration for underage persons
Formular_Anmeldung _Minderjährige-2seitig.pdf (439 KB)  vom 07.07.2021

registration for research staff

registration for research staff
2019_Formular_Anmeldung _Benutzung_wissMA.pdf (89.7 KB)  vom 07.08.2019

registration form for research staff (eng.)
2019_Registration_Form.pdf (92.4 KB)  vom 29.08.2019

Kontovollmacht.pdf (138.9 KB)  vom 24.10.2019

changing personal data

Please inform the local lending desk or your branch library about any change of your personal data, especially your residence, it's in your own best interest. To do so, please present an official documentation of your new address.

loss of library card

In your own interest, please inform us immediately in case of loss of library card.
Regional patrons can receive a new library card at the local lending desk. The cost for this is 15,00 EUR. University staff and students can receive a new staff card or USC at the staff department or immatriculation office of the MLU.

patron account

You can check and extend your borrowed media in your patron account    .  Your user number is located underneath the barcode at the back of your  student card. Since March 2020, the password is preset to the date of  birth in the form TTMMJJ. Patron accounts created earlier have the first  four latters of the last name (umlauts are unbound, e.g. ö to oe, all  letters are written in lowercase) as a preset. Changing your password is  possible and recommended. If you have forgotten your password, please  contact the to reset it.


To borrow and order media, a valid library card is required. Please search for the desired title in Ha:Lit    and find the location and shelf mark. If a link "order" is shown in the catalogue, the title has to be ordered from a closed stacks. Retrieving the title will take no longer than 24 hours on workdays. As soon as the title is ready for pickup at a lending desk or branch library, you will receive a mail notification.

lending periods

regular lending period29 days
interlibrary loan from different libraries
(if not ordered differently by the lending library)
usually 29 days

Bitte beachten Sie: Präsenzliteratur (Zeitschriftenbände,  Loseblattsammlungen und weitere Nachschlagewerke) sind auch für  wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter*innen nicht entleihbar.

lending period extension

If you still require the borrowed media, this lending period can be extended up to five times.

Extension is not possible if:

  • the title has already been pre-ordered by someone else
  • the title has overdue fees
  • your patron account (usually one year) has expired
  • the maximum overdue fees (20 EUR) have accrued
  • the maximum number of extension (5x) has been reached.

Should you require the media after five extensions, please present it at the lending desk of the lending (branch) library. It's lending to you will be renewed.

Secial terms for academic staff apply.

Please note: The conditions of the lending library apply in the case of interlibrary loan. Please direct extension requests to the .
Should the attached orange sheet have a note that no extension is possible, please refrain from extension requests.

mail reminder

To keep informed on your lending periods in time, you can register for a mail reminder service   . You will receive a mail three days before the lending period ends, reminding you to return the media or extend it. MLU staff enjoy extended usage conditions and do not require this service.


Lent media can be reserved in Ha:Lit   .
Reserved titles will be held at their location (branch library or local lending desk or central library reading rooms) for seven opening days. You will be informed via mail that the media are ready.

returning media

Borrowed media can be returned at the local lending desk (central library) and all branch libraries.
When returning media, fees (overdue fees etc.) will be due.
During the weekends, media can be returned in the following libraries:

  • local lending desk in the central library, saturday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • branch library Heide-Süd (Ha4), saturday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • branch library Medicine Campus (Ha6), saturday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • branch library Franckeplatz (Ha10), saturday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. and sunday 2 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • branch library Law (Ha11), saturday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. and sunday 2 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • branch library Steintor-Campus (Ha18), saturday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. and sunday 2 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • branch library Economics (Ha27), saturday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • brach library Music (Ha38), saturday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

During this time, media lending periods may also be extended via phone.

Please note: Returning media via mail is done at your own risk.
Please send the parcel to:
ULB Sachsen-Anhalt, Ortsleihe
August-Bebel-Straße 50
D-06108 Halle (Saale)

The relevant date of return is the date of recieving the parcel at the library.


The fees regulation for university libraries (Saxony-Anhalt) applies. You can find information on your fees in your patron account.

If media aren't returned in time, they will be feed at 2,00€ five days  after the lending period has ended. 14 days later, the second overdue  notice at 5,00€ per medium is sent. Another 14 days later, the third  overdue notice will be sent via registered post at 10,00€ per medium.  The singular fees are added, so there will be 17,00€ to pay per medium  after the third overdue notice. Should the feed media not be returned  after the third overdue notice, ULB will start a replacement purchase  for the overdue titles.

Should the fees exceed 20,00 EUR or more, you will not be able to use your patron account, meaning you will not be able to borrow new media or extend lending periods.