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The University Library pays licence fees for the majority of the electronic media available to LMU staff and students. You will need to authenticate yourself as a member of the LMU each time you begin a new browser session in order to access the University Library's electronic media.

Please authenticate yourself using the E-Media Login on the right-hand side of the University Library's home page.

You will need your LMU user ID details to log in. These details confirm that you are an LMU student or member of staff. After successfully logging in you will be able to access the full-text works licensed by the Library.

Apply for a LMU user ID or get support for account-related problems

Login button on the Library's home page

The blue E-Media Login button in the right-hand side of the University Library's home page will take you to the login page. Log in with your full LMU user ID details. Please remember that your login details are

Log in via the online catalogue (deferred authentication option) 

Electronically-licensed documents are designated in the right-hand column of the results list in the online catalogue by the blue button "Volltext" (full text). The first time you click on the button "Volltext" after opening a new browser session you will be taken to the E-Media Login welcome page where you can log in with your full LMU user ID details. The next time you click on a "Volltext" button you will be taken directly to the full text licensed by the

Log in via the E-Media bookmarklet (deferred authentication option)

The E-Media bookmarklet is a recommended direct authentication option if you:

  • already know the URL of a publisher's website,
  • have followed a quotation link from a search engine to the full text,
  • have created a bookmark for relevant journals, databases or e-books in your browser.

Create a bookmarklet

Drag the following symbol into the bookmark bar of your browser. This will create a special bookmark known as a "bookmarklet".


After accessing an e-resource, you can now click on the bookmarklet to begin the login process.

How to create a bookmarklet manually

On mobile devices, or if your browser does not have a bookmark bar, you can create the bookmarklet manually.

  1. Follow your browser developer's instructions to create a bookmark and name it "E-Media bookmarklet".
  2. Copy the following address: javascript:if(location.href.indexOf('emedien')%20==%20-1)void(location.href=''+location.href) 
  3. Open the Edit menu for the new bookmark and paste the above address into the URL field.

How the bookmarklet works

A bookmarklet is a special form of bookmark in your browser. Unlike a normal bookmark, a bookmarklet does not link to another webpage but instead carries out a specific function - in this case, your authentication as a member of the LMU.

For example, if you want to access an article on the website of the publisher Springer, and enter in your browser, you will not be recognised as an LMU member. To open the article, you will need the bookmark previously created in your browser. Simply remain on the webpage currently being displayed and click on the E-Media bookmarklet. If you have not already logged in to the E-Media Login you will now be asked to do so, and the URL will then be automatically transferred to You now have access to the desired article, provided the University Library has licensed it.


Unfortunately the bookmarklet function will not work for some publishers and providers of scholarly literature. In these cases please log in first via the E-Media Login page, then open the required resource. For example, Web Of Science requires this

Create a link yourself using "Proxy-Präfix" (proxy prefix)

The methods described above (login button, login via the online catalogue, bookmarklet) are the easiest way to access electronic media licensed by the University Library.

You can also create a URL yourself which will give you direct access to the desired resource. To do this you will need the University Library's "Proxy-Präfix" (proxy prefix), which is as follows:

Create your link by pasting the "normal" URL of the required resource directly after this prefix. For example, the correct link for the SpringerLink platform would be:

Using the proxy prefix will give you access to all the resources on the platform, provided they have been licensed by the University Library.


Login problems

No LMU account or invalid account

If you do not have a LMU user ID or your LMU user ID is invalid please contact the IT service desk.


No access although you have a valid LMU account

  • You have probably opened a new tab or a new window in your browser, thereby causing an automatic logout. Check whether the URL of your website belongs to the domain "". If this is not the case you will need to log in again.
  • JavaScript, pop-up windows and cookies are not permitted. Please modify your browser preferences accordingly.
  • In some networks, firewalls and other proxies may block access to our website for security reasons. This is often the case in enterprise networks.
  • If you get the error message in Firefox "The page isn't redirecting properly" you are probably using the Firefox add-on "HTTPS Everywhere". This causes web pages to load much more slowly; instead of the desired page the above-mentioned error message will appear. Please uninstall the add-on.

Alternative access method: Shibboleth

As an alternative to the E-Media Login, several e-media providers also offer authentication via Shibboleth.

Information on Shibboleth

Terms of use

The LMU user ID enables members of the LMU to access the electronic media provided by the University Library.

Personal login details must under no circumstances be passed on to third parties.

The electronic media licensed by the Library are generally subject to copyright regulations. In addition the following terms of use apply:

  • Only members of the LMU Munich are permitted to access full texts.
  • The full texts may only be printed or saved for personal use, or for teaching and research purposes. Any commercial reuse is prohibited.
  • The systematic downloading of articles or search results, especially using web robots, is prohibited. Failure to observe rules these may result in access to the publisher's server being blocked for the entire campus.
  • Full texts may not be passed on to third parties in either electronic or printed form.
  • Names and copyright information may not be altered or deleted.
  • Specific terms of use applicable to individual providers can be found on the appropriate publisher's website.

Please note that when citing literature that you have accessed via the E-Media Login the URLs thus created cannot be cited since they are only valid for the limited circle of LMU members.

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