University & Regional Library Passau catalogue; Union Catalogue of the Bavarian Library Network and online interlibrary loans; article database
By default, the InfoGuide is set to search the University and Regional Library Passau catalogue
The Passau catalogue lists the holdings of the University Library and the Bavarian Regional Library Passau, and contains books, periodicals and other media. However, you will not find individual articles from periodicals and newspapers in the Passau catalogue. For those, read the pages Literature Search.
Log on to InfoGuide
You need to be logged in with your user number and password in order to get access to account management and order functions or to search the Article Database.
The user number is printed on your student ID card if you are a student.
Your password at the first login
University staff and external users from Passau and the surrounding region will find their library user number printed on the green library card.
More information on library cards
You do not need to be a registered user to search the Passau catalogue and the Union Catalogue of the Bavarian Library Network. To search the latter, click on 'extend search' in the search results. However, you will need to be logged on to the system as a registered user to manage your account details, request an item or search the 'Bavarian Article Database'.
Bavarian Article Database: add this resource at the click of a mouse-button.
Tick the box next to the Article Database option under the 'Database selection' tab to search among 46 million article data from 21,000 academic periodicals from 1993 until today. This database is updated daily.
List of titles and tables of contents of the processed periodicals. In addition, you can find 14 million articles in Periodicals Index Online (PIO), which tracks 5,000 journals from 1660 to 1995. 'Order/availability' will show you whether the relevant journal is available in electronic form, locally in hardcopy or by interlibrary loan. If you choose to request an interlibrary loan, the order screen is pre-filled with the title information. More information on searching for articles in periodicals and newspapers
Requesting an interlibrary loan in InfoGuide
Couldn't find what you were looking for?
If your default search in the local Passau catalogue did not return the desired results, you may wish to extend the search to the Bavarian Library Network. Please click on 'Modify' and then select the 'Union Catalogue of the Bavarian Library Network' under 'Database selection'.
Interlibrary loan requests
You can make an interlibrary loan request straight from the results screen following a search in the Union Catalogue of the Bavarian Library Network or Article Database. The selected title's information will be automatically pre-entered into the request form.
Opening a blank interlibrary loan request form
If you cannot find what you are looking for, you can open a blank order form by clicking 'Information' in the top right corner of the screen and then 'Interlibrary loan'.
More information on interlibrary loans: Requesting, collecting, costs, help and advice