First semester library tours and information literacy training

As of now, all of the Library’s information literacy training is conducted within the framework of the respective departments’s beginner’s courses. For any questions or individual consultations please contact our subject librarians. The respective contact persons may be found on our “subject-specific information” site (Fachspezifische Informationen).

In addition, two tutorials offer information on how to use the Library from home (as of January 4, 2021) and how to find your way in the Library's research portal, TRiCAT (as of November 2, 2020), respectively.

Corona: Library Status Updates

Emergency access to library resources

Since January 4, 2021, Trier University Library is open for borrowing and returning items only.

However, the Library has set up a number of emergency services and special arrangements in order to ensure the access to necessary resources.


Loan periods

All loan periods have been extended until January 11, 2021. This also applies to books reserved by other users in the meantime, as well as interlibrary loans. During this time, no overdue fees will be imposed.


Access to and borrowing of printed books

Printed books can be ordered for borrowing via the reservation (“Vormerkung”) button in TRiCAT. The same procedure applies to short-term loans, whose loan periods have been temporarily extended to one week.

Users will be notified as soon as the books are ready to be picked up at the Library’s central circulation desk (Zentralschalter).

Specifically for this purpose, the Library will be open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.



All loan terms have been extended until January 11,  2021. This also applies to interlibrary loans.

Specifically for this purpose, the Library will be open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Access to printed articles

Printed articles from journals and collections held by the Library may be scanned by library staff and emailed to users on demand. This service is available to faculty as well as to students. For copyright reasons, the service is limited to these materials only.

Please note that due to limited personnel capacity, the material to be scanned

  • must not exceed 15 percent of an item, but with a maximum of
  • 30 pages per order
  • and 5 orders per person and day

To order articles, please use our online form.

For any questions please contact your respective subject librarian.


Electronic resources

Many electronic resources are accessible to members of the University from home. Please find further information on our check list.

Electronic resources licensed by the Library ensure a remote access to relevant materials regardless of the shutdown. Please consult our DBIS and EZB sites for databases, e-journals, and other accessible resources.

Suggestions for ordering electronic resources may be sent to Dr. Schwalbach or Ms. Stemmler.


Electronic course readings (Elektronische Semesterapparate)

By following this link (and filling in our online order form) you may have your materials scanned by library staff and uploaded directly into your Stud.IP course file.


How to search for and access resources from home …

… as well as other things worth knowing are explained in detail in our respective tutorial.



For any questions, please contact our reference staff by email or phone (Monday to Thursday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on 0651-201-2420).


Copyright issues in Digital Teaching

For copyright and licensing questions related to Digital Teaching, please consult the University’s information site. The handling of Creative Commons licenses is explained in an information sheet issued by the Library.