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Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

Updated on 15th July 2020

Coronavirus Emergency


All our campus libraries are closed.

We are mainly working from home and will continue to support your research, teaching and studying activities in the following ways:

Online Services

All our online services are available from home: the catalogue, reserve collections, databases, ebooks, ejournals

In order to access subscribed resources remember to activate the VPN or to use the links provided in the catalogue or on the library homepage.

We provide access to a huge collection in many disciplines. If you don’t have access to a required reading as it is available only in print format, we may try to find an alternative title available online.

New Resources

Recently added books are available here.

Many providers have decided to temporarily open parts of their catalogue/service.

Check here the list of resources temporarily or newly added to the catalogue.

Loans, Requests, Pickup

From 06.05.2020 loaning of physical media is now again possible.

Please request all your desired media through our library catalogue.

We are offering a contacless book pickup service and the possibility of home delivery of books (for details see below).

The expiry date of all loans (exception: Interlibrary Loan) will be at least the 26.10.2020. There is no immediate necessity to return books at the moment (exception: Interlibrary Loan).

Opening hours of the contactless media pickup

Academic personnel can pick up the media at the Welcome Desk in Bozen-Bolzano from Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 17:00. Requested media will only be available once you are notified by email.


At the university’s main entrance.

  • Monday to Friday: 10:00-12:00 and 14:00-16:00


At the Library’s entrance on the south side (Missionshaus).

  • Monday / Wednesday / Friday: 10:00-12:00 and 14:00-16:00


At the Librika’s information desk (Enrico-Fermi-Street).

  • Monday to Friday: 10:00-12:30 and 14:30-18:00
  • Saturday: 09:00-12:00

Home Delivery

If you're not able to come to our campus libraries to pick up your requested books and willing to cover the costs, we will send them to your home address.

To do this you need to choose "Personal delivery – home address" as your pickup location when requesting the book in our library catalogue.

Afterwards we will contact you via email in order to organize your delivery.


  • 10 € for one book
  • 5 € for every following book in the same shipment.

New users

If you are interested in becoming a new library user please contact us via email:

Interlibrary Loan

You can pick up your requested books and articles from interlibrary loan and document delivery at the contactless media pick-up during the specified times above at all library locations.

Requested media will only be available once you are notified by email.

As long as the University Library remains closed, please use the book box for the return of the interlibrary loan books.


There will be no late fees for loans until 10.10.2020 (exception: loans of Interlibrary Loan media).

For any special request …

… don't hesitate to contact us via mail, telephone or social media.

We will do our best to help you in these difficult times.

We will stay in contact. See you soon,

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