Library use

Basics of use

The library of Hof University is accessible to all interested parties. The use based on the General Regulations on the Use of Bavarian Public Libraries (Allgemeine Benutzungsordnung der Bayerischen Staatlichen Bibliotheken - ABOB).

University members
The CampusCard is also your library card. You have only to fill in an application form. With the CampusCard you have 24h access to the library.
Download Application form

External users
Our library is also open to users from Hof and the surrounding area. In order to register at the library, you will need to show your identity card or passport and proof of address. You will receive a library guest card for a deposit of 5 euros.
Download Application form.

The CampusCard Hof is the library card for both the Hof and Münchberg libraries. You need your card to borrow and return books. Please report a loss of the CampusCard immediately, so that you are not held liable for misuse of your card by third parties.

24h access

Members of the University of Applied Sciences can use both libraries (Hof and Münchberg) 24 hours per day. Please use your CampusCard at the self-service terminal to borrow or return books, or to extend the loan period.

 

 

Borrowing

  • is free after getting a library card
  • the loan period is 4 weeks
  • the loan period is shorter during exam time
  • reminder per email before loan period expires. There is no guarantee for getting the reminder
  • in the library catalogue InfoGuide, or at the self-service-terminal, you can have a look at your user account
  • it is possible to borrow 30 books at the same time

Reminder

  • if you do not return or renew the items you have borrowed on time, you have to pay overdue fines
  • 1st reminder: 7,50 €, 2nd reminder: 10 €, 3rd reminder: 20 €
  • note that the user account is disabled until payment of overdue fines and the return of the media
  • you can pay the fees using the Campus Card at the service-terminal or by bank transfer

Renewal

  • books can be renewed twice just before the end of the loan period, as long as they have not been reserved by another user
  • you can do this in the InfoGuide (you need your library user number from your Campus- or guest card and your PIN - the last six numbers of your user number),
  • at the self-service terminal or
  • at the information desk

Reserving and ordering

  • you can reserve media currently on loan to other users in the InfoGuide
  • you will receive an email informing you when you can collect the reserved media
  • reserved media must be picked up within 5 days

Special conditions

If you are master student or you have registered your final thesis, you can take advantage of extended loan conditions and services.

Library facilities and equipment

 Library in Hof

  • two group study rooms (6-8 workplaces, PC, flipchart) – please reserve
  • 4 Carrels - are open for all users
  • two reading rooms
  • another reading room
  • WLAN throughout the library
  • a room equipped with 10 PCs
  • printer, copy machines, book scanner
  • self-service terminal with a box for returned media
  • lockers – only accessible during regular opening hours

 

 Library in Münchberg

  • reading room – some workplaces are equipped with PCs
  • printer, copy machine, scanner
  • self-service terminal     
  • WLAN throughout the library

 

 

Approach

Campus Hof

Campus Hof

Alfons-Goppel-Platz-1
95028 Hof

Campus Münchberg

Campus Münchberg

Kulmbacher Str. 76
95213 Münchberg