Using Computers at the University Library

Computer Use on Site


HU members log in with their HU account at the public computer workstations of the UB locations. Only then can the full range of services (online resources, programmes, drives) be used.

Non-HU Members

Non-HU members must first generate a UB account in order to use the public computer workstations. This requires a one-time change of your password in your Primus user account (pdf-instruction).


WLAN is available at all UB locations for HU members. Members of other academic institutions can use the eduroam WLAN if their home institution also supports eduroam.

Please contact the Computer and Media Service for information on WLAN at Humboldt-Universität as well as for setup assistance.

Please also note our various options for using online resources on-site and via remote access.

In case of problems with the Öcaps or with the WLAN, please contact the CMS user support and also follow the CMS malfunction information.

Software Available for HU Members

The Computer and Media Service provides HU members with a selection of software free of charge:
Softwarelist of the CMS

In addition, HU members have the opportunity to purchase hardware and software at special conditions, e.g. MS Office 365 ProPlus.

Repro Facilities

For information on scanning facilities, please refer to the respective location pages under "Working on site". Unfortunately, printing and copying facilities no longer exist at the library locations.