If you register with a thoska, it will be activated as a library card.
Before you can terminate the user relationship (e.g., in the course of exmatriculation from the University of Erfurt), please return all borrowed media as well as the user card and settle all outstanding debts.
If you would like to remain registered as a library user after exmatriculation, please contact the lending desk.
Limitation of the right of use
The validity of the library card is limited:
Students at the University of Erfurt: 13 months
External library users: 2 years
You can find the specific time limit in the user account. After expiry of the usage authorisation, the library card will be locked. Lending activities such as renewals, orders and reservations are no longer possible. To renew your authorisation to use the library and reactivate your library card, please go to the lending desk and present a valid identity document.
Loss of the user card
Please contact the lending desk if you have lost your user card or thoska.
User account information
In the online catalogue, click on the user account tab and log in with the number of your user card or your thoska and your personal password (see below).
In your user account you will find all the essential information:
Loans: the media you have ordered and borrowed and their loan period end date with the option to renew
Reservations: the reservations you have made with the option of cancelling them
Costs: outstanding fees
Your data: personal details (address, library news)
Password: option to change the password
The user account is password protected. The default password is your date of birth. In every case,
for registrations before 01.01.2013: eight digits in the form DDMMYYYY
for registrations after 01.01.2013: six digits in the form DDMMYY
You can change the password yourself in the online catalogue in the user account. Protect your card from misuse by changing the default password. The new password should contain at least 4 characters.
Forgotten password? Please use the "Forgotten password" function when logging in to the user account. You can request a new temporary password, which will be sent to you by e-mail.
In certain cases, your user account will be locked so that no more activities are possible with the library card. Reasons for locking include:
The outstanding fees are EUR 10 or more.
The user has been reminded for the third time that the borrowed media has not been returned within the loan period.
The validity of the library card has expired.
Security measure to prevent misuse of library cards (or the thoska) found in the library
In all cases, please contact the lending desk during service hours.