We have summarized the most important information about the University Library for first-year students. So that jumping into your studies doesn’t lead to a free fall.
Mainz University Library consists of:
- Mathematics, Computer Science, Natural Sciences, and Technology Library
- Humanities Library
- Law and Economics Library
- Theology Library
- Translation Studies, Linguistics, and Cultural Studies Library
- University Medical Library
- Central Library with Georg Forster Building Library
The majority of our locations are based on the Mainz campus. The Translation Studies, Linguistics, and Cultural Studies Library is located in Germersheim.
Get to Know Your Library
During the introductory week and at the beginning of the semester, the Central Library and several Branch Libraries offer introductory events. Whether it’s lending, using the library, electronic resources, or current conditions on site—we provide you with the most important information, present our services, and are happy to answer any questions you may have.
Your dormitory or shared flat is too noisy? We offer quiet workspaces at our library locations. You prefer learning or working together? We also provide group work rooms.
To borrow media you need a library card.
Members of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (students, staff, …) can request new cards using this form. As soon as you receive a notification by email, you can use your library card via the “JGU Ausweise” app (available in the Play Store and in the App Store).
For your search, simply use the search box “I’m looking for …” on our homepage.
Tip: On websites where the search box is hidden, click the magnifying glass icon in the red symbol bar.
On the subject of literature research, we also offer various courses, self-study programs, and consultation hours—online and on site. For example, take a look at our Moodle self-study course “Grundlagen der Literaturrecherche” (Basics of Literature Research, in German).
Print, Copy, Scan
All-in-one printing, copying, and scanning devices are available at our library locations. Further information can be found at the Data Center (Zentrum für Datenverarbeitung, ZDV), which manages the printing and copying system on the Mainz Campus. Information for the Germersheim campus can be found in our FAQ.