Zentralbibliotheken der Juristischen Fakultät der Universität Göttingen

Zentralbibliotheken der Juristischen Fakultät der Universität Göttingen

New: Special loan of loose-leaf booklets for exams conducted by the state law examinations board

You are welcome to borrow a loose-leaf booklet for your exams. Fill out the application form here.

Attention: With the resumption of lending and book returns, we will also reactivate the options to extend the loan period of your borrowed items and to place reservations on titles that are already on loan via our online catalogue.
Please note that reminders for overdue items will also be reactivated. We have therefore automatically extended the return period for all accounts until the middle of May 2020. We ask all of our users to check their accounts and, if necessary, to renew the loan period of borrowed items or return them on time. Please check your account!

As of now you can again return books at the Central Libraries of the Faculty of Law (Juridicum and MZG, 3rd floor). Returned items will remain in quarantine for two days and will only then be processed further. If you’d like to return books to our smaller institute libraries, please give them a call in advance to learn about returning possibilities.

Borrowing books:
At present, we only offer emergency lending possibilities to university staff and so-called “ExamenskanditatInnen”. But you can always order scans via our “JURA-Scan-Service”.

Opening hours for returning books and emergency loans: Monday – Friday, 9-12 and 13-16 pm.
(Juridicum: entrance on the back of the building; Blauer Turm/MZG, 3rd floor: Please note that no more than six persons should wait in front of the library entrance.) In order to protect you and us all as best as possible during this time we ask you to keep a minimum distance of 2 m inside and outside the premises and to wear a mouth-nose cover when entering the premises.

Please use our digital books, journals and databases!
The workstations will remain closed for use until further notice. We are working on making these areas accessible again step by step and will inform you about this on our website as soon as possible.

If you have any questions, we can be reached via our Contact form.



Beck-online off-campus access for students – now available via VPN

Given the current situation, students, staff members and professors can access beck-online. DIE DATENBANK via VPN by creating a personal account on beck-online.
Instructions for the setup of a VPN connection are provided by the GWDG (Gesellschaft für wissenschaftliche Datenverarbeitung Göttingen) on their information page.
Important: Please be sure to use your *@stud.uni-goettingen.de or *@gwdg.de e-mail-address for registration with beck-online.

For more details about changed access options, please check the information page of the beck-online database.


Additional online ressources

A growing number of additional and test offers are listed on the SUB’s overview page of online resources that are currently available.
Some highlights:

  • Cambridge University Press offers free access to Cambridge Textbooks (access via HAN or via VPN).
  • We are pleased to provide you with the entire content of the Duncker & Humblot eLibrary with more than 6,500 e-books up to and including 30.6.2020. After this period the most used titles will be purchased for permanent availability.
  • Test access to the Tectum eLibrary
  • On the Nomos eLibrary, all e-books and e-journals are accessible for free.
  • Free access to 2706+ titles of the Wolters Kluwer (US-)Digital Book Platform library for 30 days
  • In addition to the already licensed e-book-package law, the ESVCampus eJournals offers access to all journals, including journals from the field of law.


    You can find our usual online resources here:
    Information on off-campus access (to online resources)
    E-Books via the Göttingen University Catalogue (GUK)
    Online-journals via the Electronic Journals Library (EZB)
    and online databases via the Database Information System (DBIS)

    For access to our other online resources, only your library card number (0007…) and password are required as your login data.
    Forgot your password? You can have a temporary password sent to you via your user account. This will allow you to set a new password.

    At the moment, we work from home. You can reach us online: Please write an E-Mail or use this contact form.