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FAQ - Help and Self Registration

What can you use a library borrower account for?

If you would like to borrow physical material in the form of books, journals, CDs, etc., you must open a borrower account at the State and University Library, so we know who the material has been lent out to. For the same reason, your Danish civil registration (CPR) number is registered in the borrower account, and your address is obtained from the Central Office of Civil Registration (the CPR Office). This account provides a summary of your loans, reservations and material ready to be picked up.

Your library borrower account must include an e-mail address, which the State and University Library can use whenever it needs to contact you.

Do you need a library borrower account?

As a student or employee at Aarhus University, you do not need to open a borrower account if you only wish to access electronic resources in the form of e-articles and e-books. An Aarhus University account gives you access to electronic resources.

Borrowing physical material always requires a borrower account.

What are user names, pin codes and library cards?

Your CPR number is used as your user name. You also require a four-digit pin code of your own choice. Your library card is your yellow medical card, i.e. the card that is also called your health insurance card.

If you are only temporarily associated with Aarhus University as a student or employee, you can have a provisional library card issued by showing relevant documentation. Inquiries at the reception desk in the entrance hall.

Companies can have library cards issued by contacting the library.

How do I sign in to “Your loans”?

You can choose from the following sign in methods:

  • Use your State and University Library / AU Library borrower account
  • Use your Aarhus University account
  • Use your NemID account

All three methods will lead to your borrower account at the State and University Library / AU Library. Log in using Aarhus University or NemID will transferred your Danish civil registration number (CPR) to the State and University Library. You will be sent to Self Registration if you don’t have an account.

How do I open a library borrower account?

The easiest way is to use Self Registration. If you are unable to do so, you can come to the library and open a borrower account by showing your health insurance card and another form of ID.

In Self Registration, you must document your ID by either logging in via NemID or Aarhus University. In this login process, your registered CPR number is securely transferred to the State and University Library.

  • Private borrowers must log in via NemID for Self Registration.
  • Students and employees at Aarhus University must log in via Aarhus University for Self Registration
  • Employees at Aarhus University Hospital – see ‘Self Registration from Aarhus University Hospital’.

Self Registration from Aarhus University Hospital

Employees at Aarhus University Hospital have two options for Self Registration.

1) If you have a login account at Aarhus University, it can be an advantage to choose this for Self Registration.

2)  Otherwise, choose Self Registration via NemID.
In the registration process, you must state an e-mail address that shows you are associated with Aarhus University Hospital. You can use the following e-mail constructions:

1. name@aarhus.rm.dk
2. name@skejby.rm.dk
3. name@ps.rm.dk
4. name@auh.rm.dk

All employees at Aarhus University Hospital can request an e-mail address as above via https://intranet.rm.dk. The homepage is only accessible from Central Denmark Region’s internal net.

What advantages do students and employees at Aarhus University have?

Students and employees at Aarhus University, as well as employees at Aarhus University Hospital, have access to academic e-resources in the form of e-articles and e-books. However, there are some resources that are only accessible for certain fields of study.

How do I get rights as a student or employee at Aarhus University?

New users must log in via Aarhus University when using Self Registration.
If you already have a private borrower account at the State and University Library, you can upgrade this if you are a student or employee at Aarhus University. When using Self Registration, you need to log in via Aarhus University.

How do I get a new pin code?

If you have forgotten your pin code, you can create a new one via Self Registration.

By logging in via NemID or Aarhus University, you document your identity and can use this to gain access to changing your pin code.

Edit profile?

Using your CPR number and pin code as a login, you can go to ‘Your loans’ and edit information such as your address, e-mail and pin code.

What is WAYF?

WAYF (where are you from) is a login collaboration developed for Danish educational institutions. You can use your WAYF login to gain access to a number of services, including those of the State and University Library.
When you use WAYF, you must consent to having user data transferred from your login account to the State and University Library.

What is NemID?

NemID is a single login solution for Denmark