To provide the best possible conditions for PhD students we offer special conditions to support the advancement of your research.
- Loan periods (displayed in our catalog)
- borrowable: standard loan period 90 days
- borrowable (7 days): items that can only be borrowed for 7 days (max. 5 items)
- Use e-media in the campus network or via VPN or institutional access from home
- Document delivery service
- Workshops and video tutorials
- Consulting for first and second publication
- Receiving Office for graduate theses
More detailed information can be found on this website.
|Which print media|
|How to borrow|
Special borrowing conditions apply to support doctoral students who are supervised at Leipzuig University. We offer you a free library card, an increased lending limit and an extended standard lending period.
In order to use this service, you must provide one-time proof at one of our service desks that you are registered in the "Doktorandenliste" of a faculty at Leipzig University. If you have an employee contract at Leipzig University during your doctoral studies, you can continue to use your (blue/white) card in "employee" status; there is no need for additional proof here.
|Loan Period||max. renewals||max. number of items|
|borrowable (= standard loan period: 90 days)||6||50|
|borrowable (7 days)||3||5|
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 Leipzig University.
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 books can be returned on time in the event of a reservation in order to avoid fines.
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|How to find the items|
Interlibary loan and document delivery free of charge
To support teaching and research you can use interlibary loan to request materials which are not available in any libary in Leipzig. You are also eligible to use our document delivery service, to request articles available in our collection or from another library for quick delivery.
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.
PhD students of Leipzig University (verification required) with a valid library card can apply for an individual study space. Individual study spaces are assigned for 12 months, it is not possible to extend this period.
priority given to PhD students in the field of humanities and social sciences
No spaces available at the moment because of the ongoing fire safety works.
|Library for Education and Sport Science||10||desk, chair, locker, computer with 2 screens, Wi-Fi, LAN. |
Currently no spaces are available, a new application phase will take place in autumn 2024.
Mobile book trolleys
In the Bibliotheca Albertina, mobile book trolleys are available which can be rented by doctoral students of Leipzig University for a period of six months.
Please feel free to contact us at the service desk on the 2nd floor of Bibliotheca Albertina during the service hours or send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
We offer courses designed especially for PhD students in German and English.
Receiving Office for Graduate Thesis
Printed papers can be submitted at the receiving office for graduate thesis locatetd at Bibliotheca Albertina.
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.
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.