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Faculty of Leipzig University

In brief

More detailed information can be found on this website.

Which print media
  • Items stored in the open access areas
  • Items stored in the open stacks
  • Items stored in the closed stacks published after 1920 (journals excluded)
How to borrow
  • Open access area and open stacks: Collect the items directly from the respective shelf by call number, then borrow from self-checkout machines or the service desk with your library card
  • Closed stacks: search the catalog and use the request button (delivery timeframe: Bibliotheca Albertina, Campus Library)
  • Loan period and renewals

To support research and teaching, we have special conditions for borrowable media for you. We offer you an increased lending limit and extended standard lending period.

Loan Periodmax. renewalsmax. number of items
borrowable (= standard loan period: 90 days) 6Professors: 200 items
Faculty and staff 50 items
borrowable (7 days) 35
on long-term loan1 yearannual return, recoverable, if there is only one item

You can see how long an item can be borrowed directly in the catalogue. Please always check the loan periods in your library account.

You can extend the loan periods online in your library account.

Special loan conditions apply for lecturers and doctoral students of the University of Leipzig.

Exception: If a book you have borrowed is recalled, no extension of the loan period is possible and the book must be returned in due time.
We will inform you immediately by e-mail in the event of a recall.
Please ensure, especially in the case of longer absences, that the items can be returned on time in the event of a reservation in order to avoid fines.

Online ressources
  • e-books
  • e-journals and -articles
  • databases
  • digitized materials
How to access
  • use our library computers
  • connect your device with our wi-fi (eduroam)
  • remote access: connect to the university network via VPN or use institutional login (please note that not all platforms can be used with an institutional login yet)
    exeption: Ebook Central:
    • library login mandatory
    • virtuel loans are offered free of charge
Which media
  • Items stored in the open access areas marked with a red dot (non-circulating collection)
  • Items published before 1920
  • Items in course reserves
  • Micro­forms: microfiche and microfilm
  • Journals and newspapers
How to find the items
  • Open access area: Collect the items directly from the respective shelf by call number
  • Closed stacks: Search the catalog and use the request button.
  • Please collect and return requested items at the service­ desks (delivery timeframe: Bibliotheca Albertina, Campus Library)
  • Reading devices for microforms are available in Bibliotheca Albertina and Campus Library; printing and saving to USB Flash Drive is possible

Services for Faculty Members and Teaching Staff of Leipzig University

  • Individually administered acquisition funds
  • Acquiring literature with the help of subject librarians
  • Patron-driven acquisition

Patron-driven acquisition of printed books

While searching the catalog you find titles that are marked as not currently held by the library. In this case you can recommend a purchase directly from the catalog. We are of course always open to your suggestions. Please allow us two days for your order to be processed. We will inform you about the purchase of the book and when it will be available.

Patron-driven acquisition of e-books Ebook Central

There is a collection of not yet licensed e-books in our catalog (Ebook Central). These titles may be accessed via short-term loans, costs will be covered by the library. You only need your library number in order to instantly access the resource. This service is for members of Leipzig University only.

Open Access Consultation

We provide advice and information about how texts, articles and papers can be published on Leipzig University's publication server and help you with rights clearance for all publications. Please contact us.

Publication Server

Members of Leipzig University can publish their scientific work open access on Leipzig University's publication server. This applies for original and secondary publishing. More Detail

Administration of the publication fund

Leipzig University provides funding for the publication of academic texts in open access journals. You can find out about how your journal fees can be covered here.


You can create lists of course relevant literature in Leipzig University Library's online catalog and include it into your moodle account. Printed literature for current courses can be temporarily collected in a reserve list and will be blocked from borrowing by others.

To request a reserve list for a particular course please contact your subject librarian or the staff of the particular branch library. To make sure that your reserve list is available when the semester starts it is best to submit the request four weeks in advance.

An extension of the reserve list is possible. Please send us a message at least two weeks before the end of the lecture period.

Overview of reserve lists (Bibliotheca Albertina).