Using the library during the COVID-19 pandemic

The following applies to all patrons:

  • There is a strong recommendation to wear a medical mouth-nose protection or an FFP2/KN95 mask without exhalation valve inside the buildings.
  • Desks are available to all patrons of Leipzig University Library. The number of available desks has been significantly increased and free seating applies.
  • From 13 June 2022, designated areas will be available in selected branches where it is compulsory to wear a mouth-nose protection at the workplaces at all times (medical mask or FFP2/KN95 mask without exhalation valve).
  • From 23 March 2022, the 3G rule no longer applies to library visits (entry is possible without proof of vaccination, recovery or testing).
  • We recommend using the Corona-Warn-App.
  • The hygiene and infectious disease concept of Leipzig University applies.

Designated areas with mandatory mask wearing

BranchTypeLocationWorkplaces
Bibliotheca Albertinaarea2nd floor eastern wing, gallery 20
Campus Library tableground floor south12
Law Library Iroomroom number 3.1020
Law Library IIroomroom number 2.1514
Library of Education and Sport Scienceroomroom number 1124
Medicine and Sciences Libraryareaground floor southwest, window seats next to the parent-child room6

Current services

  • Branches are open, please check the individual opening hours.
  • Patrons who are susceptible to COVID-19 because of a medical condition can contact info@ub.uni-leipzig.de with questions about obtaining literature. We'll work with you to find a solution.
  • Personal consultations with our subject specialists and librarians to get individual assistance around research, service and e-media. Here you can find the dates.
  • Group study rooms can be booked via room reservation.
  • Requests and reservations of items via the catalog.
  • Renewals: Please renew borrowed items in your library account. Renewals are only possible if there is no recall. If you renew too late and exceed the loan period fees will be charged.
  • Request of items for reading room use for all patrons.
  • Scanning, printing and copying is possible at all branches.
  • Registration via our online form.
  • Payment of fees at the automatic pay stations and at the service desks.
  • We provide information about COVID-19 measures at events at LUL here on our website.

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