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Ordering literature for local lending is possible only if you have a ZBW user card. It will be issued to you at the information desk at no cost.
User cards can be issued to anyone wishing to use our services; they are not restricted to students and university staff members.
Please have the following documents ready for registration:
Please inform us immediately of any changes in your personal details, particularly any changes in your mail and e-mail address.
Guests who are not resident in Germany will be issued a guest user card.
Below the barcode on your user card you will find your user number. Input this number into the field “number” when ordering.
Your provisional password is your birthday (in six digits without dots as ddmmyy). If you are born on 15/01/1972, your password for the online catalogue is 150172. Please change your provisional password immediately and keep it confidential.
Please change your provisional password using the “borrower information“ button on the upper navigational bar of our ECONIS online catalogue and enter a new password of your choice. The password must not contain special characters or umlauts. Only you will know this new password. Please do not reveal it to others.
If you have forgotten your password, please contact the information desk.
The user card is usually valid for one year. The valid time can be extended at the information desk. Please present your user card at the information desk for this.
Please have the following documents ready if you wish to extend the valid time of your user card:
Your user card is valid in both the ZBW in Kiel and the ZBW in Hamburg.
The user card will be disabled automatically if the valid time has expired, if you have been reminded of overdue books four times or if the amount due for overdue fines and reservation fees exceeds € 25. In these cases please contact the information desk.
You can find information about overdue fines and reservation fees which may be charged to your account in the section “borrower information” in the upper horizontal navigation bar of our online catalogue ECONIS.