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Professor's Personalized ID Card (PPA)

Professor's Personalized ID Card (=
Personenbezogener Professurausweis) (PPA)

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Staff members of the Justus Liebig University (JLU) who are responsible for or belong to a "Kostenstelle" cost centre can get a PPA.
They may also apply for a general library card.

With a PPA you can

    • borrow items for 180 days
    • renew items up to three times,
    • recall items borrowed by other users
    • place holds on items from the closed stacks of the UB

To use these services, you require a password for your user account. You may either provide one during the application process via the online form or when you are issued a PPA at the circulation desk.

Application Process

To apply for a PPA, please fill out and submit the online form.

Then go to the circulation desk of one of the libraries listed below within the next few days and present the completed form along with a valid ID card. A passport with a confirmation of registration from the registration office will also be accepted.

Staff members who are not responsible for a cost centre must submit a "Bevollmächtigung" (power of attorney) signed by the person who is responsible for their cost centre.

If would like to make an interlibrary loan request with your PPA, please fill out the "Fernleihe für Inhaberinnen und Inhaber von personenbezogenen Professurausweisen" (interlibrary loan for holders of PPAs) form.

You can get the PPA during the opening hours for cash payment at the circulation desk of the following libraries:



By taking possesion of the PPA, you accept the rules governing the use of the JLU's library system (German).

The PPA is valid for two years. You will get an email notification inviting you to renew your card at one of the circulation desks four weeks before the card expires.

Please report a lost PPA to the library immediately. Name or address changes should be communicated to the circulation desk of one of the above-listed libraries by submitting this form.