The library during
the Corona pandemic

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General Information

At the moment all libraries of the University and State Library are open for basic operation such as borrowing books and returning books (Opening Hours). In several libraries you can pick your books from the bookshelves yourselves in others your have to „order“ them via e-mail before you come to the respective library. For more information, please check the locations-site of your library.

For students of the HSRM, who are about to enter their exam phase and for research, there’s a limited amount of work spaces in several libraries. To get one of those, you have to book a work space beforehand via our appointment booking system.

Inside the libraries, please always wear a mouth and nose covering and keep the necessary distance to others!

If you have questions or need help with your media research, you can contact us via:

  • E-Mail: information-hlb@hs-rm or
  • Phone: 0611 – 9495-1820 (Monday till Friday from 10am till 3pm)

Unfortunately, on-site advice can’t be offered at this point.

Registration for students and employees of the HSRM

You can use our e-media and databases even without a valid library card. However, if you want to borrow books and other media, you need to register in the library first. To do so, please follow these instructions:

Please complete the online registration form (including voluntary informations such as degree course and e-mail-adress) and click on the „send“ button at the bottom of the site. A new document will open that includes the data you just entered. Please safe this document on your computer and send it as an e-mail-attachement to ausleihe-hlb(at)remove-this.hs-rm.de. Your signature is not needed at this point, you‘ll need to sign the document later when you visit the library in person though.

Please include a scan/photo of your StudentCard (front and backside) OR your provisional student ID OR your certificate of enrollment to the e-mail.

We’re getting your registration ready then. When you visit the library at your place of study for the first time, please come to the circulation desk so we can un-lock your library account. Please note that this is only possible when library staff is around (Opening hours).

In case you want to borrow books on your first visit already, please check out the book numbers (Signaturen) of the respective books in our online catalogue and include them also in the e-mail you send us for registration. How you can get your books and other media for future visits – either by going to the bookshelves yourself or by ordering them beforehand – you can learn at the locations-site of your library.

Registration for non-students of HSRM

If you want to borrow books in the libraries or use the e-books of the Onleihe and are not registered yet, please follow these instructions:

Please complete the online registration form (including voluntary information such as your e-mail-adress) and click on the „send“ button at the bottom of the site. A new document will open that includes the data you just entered. Please safe this document on your computer and send it as an e-mail-attachement to ausleihe-hlb(at)remove-this.hs-rm.de. We’re getting your registration ready then. Your signature is not needed at this point, you‘ll need to sign the document later when you visit the library in person though.

In case you want to borrow books on your first visit already, please check out the book numbers (Signaturen) of the respective books in our online catalogue and include them also in the e-mail you send us for registration (not more then 5 books).

You can get your library card and the books that you may have ordered at the State library in the Rheinstraße the next business day during our opening hours. Please also bring along the following documents, so we can double-check the information from your registration and you can get your library card accordingly (this also includes the login data for the Onleihe):

  • Valid identity card

or

  • Valid passport and a certificate of residence (a current registration certificate or a residence permit (eAT)

All media, which are overdue, are going to be fined regularly.

Please return your media the day your lending period ends at the latest (or renew them if possible). If not, you’ll be fined according to our regulations.

Please check your library account regularly, so you don’t miss your due dates and/or to renew your media online, if you need them for a longer period.

Media you don’t need anymore (including inter-library-loans) can be returned during our opening hours via our electronic self-return-shelves or (if available) the self-return boxes.

Open fees

Due to the pandemic you’re not able to pay your fees cash at the moment. Please transfer them to our bank account with the following bank details:

Account owner: Hochschule RheinMain
Bank: HELABA Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen
IBAN: DE62 5005 0000 0001 0065 19 BIC: HELADEFF
Usage: Mahngebühren (Library card-/StudentCard-Nr.) / 5109 0060, Auftragsnummer 1015 0056

For students who are writing exams or their thesis there‘s a small amount of working spaces available (for 1 person only!) at the libraries at the Kurt-Schumacher-Ring, Bertramstraße and Rüsselsheim. You can book one of those rooms via our online appointment booking system. You can book a room on two days per week.

For reference books and other not-borrowable media you can use the reading room at the library in the Rheinstraße. Here too, students of the Hochschule RheinMain who are writing exams or their thesis can book working places in the booking system.

In general you can use your working space from the time you booked it until 15 minutes before the closing time of the respective library, at the library in the Rheinstraße between 9:00 – 12:30 and 13:30 – 17:00.

Please show up on time to avoid unecessary waiting periods or risk losing your room to someone else. Should you not be able to keep your appointment, please contact us at information-hlb(at)remove-this.hs-rm.de, in order to cancel and make it available for others again.