University Library Registration Services for RWTH Staff



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To register for Library services, you will need:

  • RWTH staff: your RWTH Personnel Number and a valid form of photographic ID
  • RWTH staff who do not possess an RWTH Personnel Number: your personal identity card or passport and a certificate of registration, and proof of employment at RWTH Aachen University or an official document from your institute in which the duration of your employment there is clearly stated.

Online Registration Form

  • Online registration form for RWTH staff: Please fill in the form in full, print it out and sign it before obtaining confirmation from your respective institute. Please return the completed form to the Library, addressing it to the Circulation Desk (Ausleihe): .
  • Your library card will be sent to you by post. If you do not have an RWTH Personnel Number, please attach a copy of your employment contract to the registration form.

User Number and Password

Once your library card has been issued, a password will be generated automatically. Please change this password via your account in KatalogPlus.

Validity of your Library Card

Your library card is valid for the duration of your employment at RWTH Aachen University.

Lost Library Cards

If you lose your library card, please inform the University Library as soon as possible. Your library card will then be automatically blocked to prevent misuse of Library services. A fee of 10 EUR will be charged to replace lost or damaged cards.

By registering for the University Library, users accept the Library policies and code of conduct, including the fees and fines policy.