As the University of Augsburg was founded only in 1970, most of the library's holdings are of fairly recent origin.They include, however, two important collections of older books: the Oettingen-Wallerstein Library, assembled by a Swabian aristocratic family over several centuries, and the Cassianeum Library, once belonging to a Swabian teacher-training college founded in 1847.There is a small number of terminals from which you may access the OPAC (online catalogue) even if you do not hold a CAMPUS CARD.You may access the WLAN of Augsburg University if you are either affiliated to Augsburg University or to an institution participating in Books are shelved by subject according to the Regensburg Classification System, which is now widely used in German-speaking countries.theology, philosophy, politics, education, music, sports, history, ethnology, general linguistics, general literary studies, Latin, Greek, German, English, Romance languages, Slavic languages, geography, biology Outside these hours you may meet only student assistants or (in the later evening hours) security service staff, who will probably not be able to answer all your questions.Even if you do not hold a CAMPUS CARD (library card), you are welcome to enter the library and use the books on open access. in the lockers (operated by a 2 €-coin or two 2 €-coins), on the racks outside the library or in the Central Library's cloakroom.The online catalogue of Augsburg University Library (OPAC) lists virtually all items of our holdings, printed material as well as other media, books dating back to the 16th century as well as up-to-date textbooks.Apart from that, it lists many more media, such as the holdings of other Bavarian libraries.
Thus, if you just want to search the OPAC, you need not come to the library.
If you bring along your own USB stick or flash card, you may also use cost-free scanning facilities, even if you do not hold a CAMPUS CARD.
If you want to make photocopies or printouts in the library, though, you need a CAMPUS CARD, which you must charge before using these facilities.
To obtain a CAMPUS CARD you must be over 16 years of age and produce either a German identity card / passport or written confirmation by the registration office that you have a permanent address in Germany.
Please note that CAMPUS CARDS are issued only by members of the library staff proper, not by student assistants.