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Library, IT and Canteen

We will happily provide you with a library card, internet access on campus, as well as a card for the cafeteria.

If you would like to take advantage of any of these services please send us an e-mail and we will take care of it. 


Photo: Fabian Stürtz

The main library on campus is the Universitäts- und Stadtbibliothek der Universität zu Köln (USB). In addition to that there are several libraries hosted by the different institutes. Usually you can only borrow books from the main library; at the institutes you can often use the books only in the library.

To find the book you are looking for you can use the websites of the USB or the KUG (which is the entire catalogue of literature available in the library). By searching through these databases you will find the availability of books as well as their position in the library or where to pick them up. With your account number and personal password you are able to order books online. Those books can be picked up the next day after 2 pm in the “Selbstabholbereich” on the 1st floor of the main library.

IT-Account of the UoC

Photo: Fabian Stürtz

We will be glad to help you receive an IT-account of the UoC. It will grant you access to the internet (campus wifi) and the advantages of the university network, such as the library databases. You may also use the university’s computer labs.

  • Fill out the application form for a guest account (PDF, 163 KB).
  • Sent us the filled application form so we can sign and stamp it.
  • Once you receive the form back from us, you need to sign under point 4 as well.
  • Send the application form to the RRZK help desk (Address to be found on the applicaton form) – you will be sent your login credentials shortly afterwards.

Mensa, Cafeterias

Photo: Frank Hasenstab

With the Mensa card you can pay at all the cafeterias and cafés on campus. Please note that in the Mensa (the main cafeteria) the only form of payment accepted is the Mensa card, everything else, even cash is no longer accepted. If you are interested in the card please send us a quick e-mail and we will provide you with the necessary form.