Procedure descriptions

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Applying for a user ID for the state library

If you

  •   borrow books or media for taking home or for use in the reading rooms of the state library,
  •   view collections from the magazines of the state libraries or
  •   wish to use their electronic services,

you require an ID card.

In the freely accessible rooms of the state library, you can use the media without prior registration and research the catalogues.

Responsible authority

The

  • state library of Baden in Karlsruhe for the governmental areas of Karlsruhe and Freiburg
  • or the state library of Württemberg in Stuttgart for the governmental areas of Stuttgart and Tübingen

Prerequisite

None

Procedure

You must fill in the registration form and hand it in in person.
This can be obtained at the state libraries and is also available for downloading.

The library will issue you with your ID straight away.

If necessary, you can also research or order media over the internet. The libraries are linked with each other and thus all online catalogues are accessible worldwide.

Required documents

to get the library card:

  • Proof of residence or occupation in Baden-Württemberg
  • Identity card or passport with confirmation of residence
  • Underage persons: in addition to the above
    • Declaration of consent of a legal guardian
  • Foreigners: in addition to the above
    • Residence permit, which is valid for at least another three months
      For citizens of the European Unions, the residence permit is not required.
  • Should you wish to make use of discounts: corresponding proof

Note: Persons who do not live or work in Baden-Württemberg can also be allowed to use the libraries. This permission can however be linked to conditions by the state libraries.

Costs/Benefits

The user ID costs

  • 30 euros for an annual ticket for persons aged 18 or above and legal persons,
  • 15 euros for an annual ticket for persons in community or military service, who are carrying out a voluntary year of community or environmental service, the unemployed and recipients of benefits,
  • and 8 euros for persons who use the library for less than three months.

The following are excluded from the membership fee:

  • school pupils, students in higher education, persons in professional training
  • public libraries in Baden-Württemberg which are connected to the regional inter-library loan and
  • institutions of the State of Baden-Württemberg which use the libraries for official purposes.

Release note

The German original version of this text was drafted in close cooperation with the relevant departments. The Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst released it on 14.03.2017. Only the German text is legally binding. The Federal State does not assume any liability for the translated texts.
In cases of doubt or if you have any questions or problems, please contact the relevant authorities directly.

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