New at the University of Konstanz?

The Communication, Information, Media Centre (KIM) is the university's central service provider for IT and library services. We can assist you with any questions you have about using the library, researching literature and accessing university IT.

Library and more - what does the KIM offer?

Introduction for new students

B420, Training corner in the library's Info Center from 12 - 1 pm

Tue., 9.4.2024
Wed., 10.4.2024
Thu.,  11.4.2024

At the beginning of your studies there is a lot to organize. An overview and short films show you what to do.

What do I absolutely need to do?

Change the password for my university account

You have automatically been given a university account. You were sent an initial password along with your other information from the university. Please change your password right away via the user manager! The university will always send emails to this account only. Our short video shows you how.

Your university account is used for a wide variety of university services, like: ILIAS, ZEuS, WLAN

Set up my WiFi/WLAN connection and remote access to campus network

Access to the licensed full texts and databases is provided:

  • on the campus via WLAN (Eduroam)
  • remote access to the campus network by VPN client.

See our video collection "How does it work?"

Create a PIN for library self check-out

Your student ID card is also your library card. You will also need a password to reserve books, access your library account and order books on interlibrary loan. For students, the password is the same as your university account password.

You will need to create a PIN number in order to use the self check-out stations in the entrance area to the Library Information Centre. Just log into your library account to do so. Our short video shows you how.

Our video shows how to order media.
How to borrow books via self-services shows our video.

Read more about everything you need to know about borrowing and returning media.

Activate my card to print, copy and scan

Use your UniCard or your Seezeit card as a copy card!

Just activate your card by placing it on the card reader of any of the Canon multi-functional devices.

Log-in to your university account:

  • firstname.lastname
  • university account password

Other important links


is the University of Konstanz's central enrolment and student portal. Here you can find applications, student data management, event and internship planning as well as the examination administration.


The university’s electronic learning platform ­ILIAS provides you with material for your courses.

Search for literature

Our homepage connects you to our Local Catalogue and the KonSearch literature search engine, which you can use, not only to find printed works in the library, but also to read entire texts in e-books and e-journals.

KIM-Library and IT-Support

Do you have library-related or IT questions? Our experts in the Library Information Centre are here for you!.