Library Card and USiCard
Applying for library use
- Form for students of the University of Siegen
For students who have not yet received a USiCard
- Form for students of the University of Siegen
Activation of the USiCard 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 external users
Adolescents between 16 and 18 years of age need a declaration of consent from their parents or legal guardians
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 (and an official registration of residence) and, if you are studying at the University of Siegen, your USiCard. The USiCard is the electronic student ID card of the University of Siegen.
Students who have not yet received a USiCard, please submit a current certificate of enrolment.
When the library function is activated on the USiCard, a previous library card becomes invalid.
Receiving your Library Card
You can pick up your library card at the circulation desk in the Main Library Adolf-Reichwein-Straße (AR).
Please pick up your library card in person by presenting your identity card.
Validity of your Library 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 external users validity ends when no library loan services have been exercised within two consecutive calendar years.
Changing your Address or e-Mail Address
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.
Changes of address can be communicated via your user account.
Students of the University of Siegen whose USiCard is activated for library use should contact the Student Service Center (SSC) directly.
Loss of your Library Card
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.
Barring the Library Card from 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. 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 external 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 external users.