University and
State Library


"Katalog Plus" search

A library account is required for the loan of physical media as well as for the use of the Onleihe.

Please fill out the registration form completely and confirm your entries by clicking "submit". Come to one of the library locations within the next 28 days to activate the account. Bring your StudentCard (when you're a student of the RheinMain University of Applied Sciences) and ID/valid passport in combination with proof of residence (current registration certificate or electronic residence permit (eAT)).

You can also register on site at one of the library PCs.

Minors also need a written declaration of consent (in German only) and the identity card or passport of their legal guardian.

You can access your borrowing account ("Ihr Ausleihkonto") with your library card number or the number on the back of your StudentCard together with the password (date of birth format: DDMMJJ).

In your account, you can:

  • view your borrowed media
  • renew borrowed items
  • check any incurred charges
  • view and delete reservations
  • change your password

Registered library users can borrow up to 50 media at the same time. If you would like to borrow more media, please bring back the books you no longer need. If the maximum number of loans has been reached, no orders can be placed in Katalog Plus.

In order to be able to borrow items from the RheinMain University and State Library, you need a library card.

Media with an "bestellen" button (=closed stacks) must be ordered via Katalog Plus. When ordering, you can choose between the pick-up locations Rheinstraße, Unter den Eichen and Rüsselsheim. Deployment time varies based on location selected. The media you have ordered will then be available for you at the pick-up location for seven working days.

Media that cannot be ordered are freely accessible and you can take them off the shelf yourself.

Lending period

The lending period is generally four weeks, for some media types two weeks. If media are not returned or renewed in time, a reminder fee will be charged.


A medium can be renewed up to five times (online via your borrowing account ("Ihr Ausleihkonto") up to the last day of the lending period or by telephone) by a period of four or two weeks, unless it has been reserved by another user. A sixth renewal or a renewal after the end of the lending period is only possible by telephone or at the lending desk.


The borrowed media can be returned to all five library sites. In Bertramstraße, Kurt-Schumacher-Ring and Unter den Eichen, there are return boxes, which are also accessible outside the opening hours.


If a medium is borrowed, a reservation can be made. To do this:

  • search for the title in Katalog Plus,
  • click on "vormerken" and
  • enter your user number and password.

If there are several copies, please note the date of return and the number of reservations.

Once the medium has been returned, you will receive an e-mail. You have seven working days to pick it up.