Library Card and USiCard
- Form for students of the University of Siegen
Activation of the USiCard for library use
- Form for students of the University of Siegen
For visiting students and students who do not wish to have their USiCard activated for library use
- Form for University staff
Professors, academic and non-academic staff
Application for an extension of the validity of the library card
- Form for Non-University library users
Adolescents between 16 and 18 years of age need a declaration of consent from their parents or legal guardians
Due to the new access code to the account functions (extension of the loan period, reservation, interlibrary loan order ...) no new library card must be applied for. The previous library cards for Non-University library users retain their validity and are still needed for borrowing media.
Please hand in your application at one of our circulation desks (near the library entrances) together with a valid identity card or a valid passport (together with an official registration of residence) and, if you are studying at the University of Siegen, your USiCard together with a current certificate of enrolement. The USiCard is the electronic student ID card of the University of Siegen.
An application can also be made by e-mail:
Please fill in the application form for the library card / activation of the USiCard for library use on the screen, print it out, sign it and scan it together with a copy of your valid identity card (front and back), your USiCard (front and back) and a copy of your certificate of enrolment for the current semester. Please send it to: email@example.com.
You will be informed by e-mail reply when the library card can be collected/the library function of your USiCard was activated.
When the library function is activated on the USiCard, a previous library card becomes invalid.
Please be sure to save the "My list" from the Katalog plus before you apply for activation of your USiCard for library use or for a new library card.
You can pick up your library card at the circulation desk in the Main Library Adolf-Reichwein-Straße (AR).
If you applied for a library card at the Branch Library Unteres Schloß, you can pick it up 2-3 days later at the information and circulation desk of the Branch Library Unteres Schloss.
Please pick up your library card in person by presenting your identity card.
For students of the University of Siegen validity ends with the removal of the students name from the university register. The necessary note of discharge is issued at one of the circulation desks. This eliminates the library function of the USiCard.
For University staff validity ends with termination of the contract of employment. Please inform us about renewal or extension of your contract of employment when applying for an extension of validity for your library card.
For non-university library users validity ends when no library loan services have been exercised within two consecutive calendar years.
In your own interest, please inform the University library about changes of address or e-mail address as soon as possible.
Non-compliance resulting in financial expenses and / or drawbacks will have to be borne by you.
Students of the University of Siegen whose USiCard is activated for library use should also inform the Student Service Center (SSC) directly of the change of their address.
Changes of address/e-mail-address can be communicated to the library via "Change of address".
Please inform us as soon as possible about having lost your library card in order to prevent abuse. Register your loss at one of our circulation desks. Your library card will be barred from use immediately until further notice. You will be held responsible for any abuse of your library card before registering the loss of your library card at one of our circulation desks. A replacement library card can be issued on demand against payment of a fee.
Students of the University of Siegen should contact directly the Student Service Center (SSC) if the USiCard is lost. A replacement USiCard can be issued there.
Please note that the replacement USiCard must be activated again for library use.
The library card / the function for library use of your USiCard may be barred because of following reasons:
- The loss / theft of the library card was reported:
The blocking of the user account can be reversed by presenting the library card at one of the circulation desks. Please also present your identity card. A replacement library card can be issued on demand against payment of a fee.
- The USiCard has been reported as lost / stolen: please contact the Student Service Center (SSC) directly. A replacement USiCard can be issued there. Please note that the replacement USiCard must be activated again for library use.
- Notifications / e-mails send from the library couldn't be delivered:
Please inform the library about all changes of your address or e-mail address via your user account.
- The lending period of one of the borrowed media has been exceeded for more than 30 days:
Please return that item immediately and pay the overdue fines, in case of loss of the item complete the form on loss statement.
- Pending charges have not been paid:
After paying the charges the blocking of the user account will be reversed.
- Handling fees for interlibrary loan orders have not been paid within 4 weeks after ordering:
Please pay the amount due at one of the circulation desks. The handling fee is due irrespective of fulfillment of the interlibrary loan order.
- The validity of your library card ended (University staff of University of Siegen):
Please inform us about renewal or extension of your contract of employment by using the application form for an extension of the validity of the library card or apply for a library card for non-university users.
- You missed the enrolment deadline for the following semester:
Please present copy of your certificate of enrolment at one of the circulation desks for a release of your user account or apply for a library card for non-university users.