Full-time students of the Faculty of Arts pay the registration fee when enrolling at the Faculty of Arts. By filling in a registration form one automatically becomes a member of all 18 departmental libraries of the Central Humanities Library.
Exchange students of the Faculty of Arts fill in a registration form and pay a registration fee in their departmental libraries.
Full-time students from other faculties of the University of Ljubljana become members they register in one of the departmental libraries by filling in a registration form. There are no additional registration fees for students of the University of Ljubljana.
Exchange students from other faculties of the University of Ljubljana can present a registration slip from their faculty library to be exempted from registration fees in OHK FF.
The University of Ljubljana Student ID serves as a library card and is valid in all libraries of the University of Ljubljana, in the National and University Library (NUK) and in the Central Technological Library (CTK).
Other users are issued a membership card after paying the fees in one of the departmental libraries.
Documents required upon registration:
- students: Student ID, identity document,
- other foreign citizens: identity document, temporary residence permit, guarantor.
A valid University of Ljubljana Student ID or a library card is needed for borrowing library materials. A student/library card is not transferable to another person. To borrow books, periodicals, etc.:
1.) Search for bibliographic information in the ‘Virtual Library of Slovenia’ called COBISS+ in:
- all libraries, or
- enter the library acronym, name, department or city, e. g. FFLJ for the local OHK FF catalogue (choose the appropriate departmental library or all departments from the drop-down menu).
2.) Write out the entire shelfmark (call number), located at the bottom of the entry, e.g.:
OHK-Slovenistika in slavistika L.A I 3684 CANKAR I. Ward – located in the Library of the Departments of Slovenian Studies and Slavistics
OHK-Germanistika 886.3 CANKAR I. Ward of our Lady – located in the Library of the Departments of English, German, and Translation Studies
3.) Present the shelfmarks to the librarian at the loan desk.
4.) The librarian will bring you the requested items and scan the barcodes. The due date will be recorded on the loan slip.
5.) For the materials which do not have barcodes, a borrowing slip has to be filled in.
Most reference materials can be used in the departmental libraries and in the common reading room. They have to be returned on the same day to the departmental library during office hours or left in the book return boxes on the ground floor (please make sure that all items drop down properly). The use of the book return boxes is at your own risk.
The loan period for books is usually one month or two weeks but departmental libraries can set their own rules regarding the loan period depending on the type of materials. In general periodicals, handbooks, undergraduate, master’s and doctoral theses as well as special library materials cannot be borrowed for home use.
Items on loan can be renewed in person, by telephone, email or through COBISS+ using the My Libraries service.
Materials can be reserved in person, by telephone, email or through My Libraries. When the materials become available, an email is automatically sent to the borrower. The availability of one’s reserved items can also be checked in My Libraries. They have to be collected within 3 days of notification, otherwise the member is charged 1 € fine per item.
Items on loan can be returned to the departmental library during office hours. Outside office hours, they can be inserted into the book return boxes on the ground floor (please make sure that all items drop down properly). The use of the book return boxes is at your own risk.
There are three book return boxes on the ground floor. Please make sure that all items drop down properly. The use of the book return boxes is at your own risk.
The common reading room (Room 015) in the basement is open Monday to Saturday 6:00-22:00.