Workplaces and Equipment

LUL offers a large number of desks in different learning and working environments in its branches. You are free to choose your seat in the reading rooms, no prior seat booking is necessary.

Computer workplaces are available in all branches.

How can I log in to the computers?

Depending on which group of persons you belong to, you can log in with your university login or with your library login:

Category of PersonsLogin

University members


External users of LUL

Library-login (only after password change)


Identifier assigned by the University Computer Centre to all university members. Further information can be found on the page about the Uni-login.


Combination of library number and associated password. It is necessary to change the default password in your library account in order to use our computer workplaces. About an hour after changing it, logging in should be feasible. Please mind that after a replacement of your library card or reset to default password a new one has to be set.

PhD students of Leipzig University (verification required) with a valid library card can apply for an individual study space. The spaces are assigned to a fixed date. It is not possible to extend this period.

A claim cannot be raised due to high demand. Upon receiving the key you accept the terms of use [dt. Schließfachordnung, PDF – 102kB, in German only].


No spaces available at the moment because of the ongoing fire safety works

Library for Education and Sport Science10Desk, chair, locker, computer with 2 screens, Wi-Fi, LAN
Currently no places are available, a new application phase starts in spring 2023

For intensive writing and learning phases, you can book a carrel at three LUL branches. Carrels can be booked for 4 weeks. There is the option of 3 extensions provided that the place has not been pre-booked by someone else. You can check here if carrels are available at each branch and reserve one if necessary.
Please note that due to the high demand, it may happen that all individual workplaces are already allocated and have been pre-booked several times.

Once the maximum number of reservations is reached, the 'recall this item' button will be blanked out automatically.

Locations and equipment:

BranchAvailable CarrelsEquipmennt

Bibliotheca Albertina


WiFi, LAN, lockable cabinet, lockable glass door
check availability
Campus Library4

WiFi, LAN, lockable glass door
check availability

Library Medicine/Natural Sciences21 room, 2 workplaces, PC , WiFi, lockable cabinet, whiteboard
check availability

We offer space to study, work or collaborate. At several branches group study rooms are available. These rooms differ in size and equipment. Please see the list below:

BranchNumber of Rooms (Persons per Room)EquipmentReservation

Bibliotheca Albertina

 3 (4–6 persons)

Moveable desks, partially with whiteboards

Campus Library9 (2–8 persons)Moveable desksReservation
Medicine and Sciences Library4 (4–6 persons)Moveable desks, whiteboards, 2 rooms with screens, 2 PCsReservation
Library of Education and Sport Science5 (4 persons)Partially with whiteboards, LCD-projectorReservation
Library of Veterinary Medicine2 (6 persons)Whiteboards, 1 PCReservation

Checkroom lockers

Free available checkroom lockers may be used during your stay. Please empty it when the respective branch closes. If a locker is not emptied by closing time or in case of lost key we will open it for a fee you will have to pay. Items not collected will be stored for 6 months and disposed afterwards.

Permanent Lockers

The loan of permanent lockers is only possible with a valid library card. Upon receiving the key for a locker / mobile book cart / workspace for PhD students you accept the terms of use [dt. Schließfachordnung, PDF – 102kB, in German only]. Due to the high demand only one locker / mobile cart or workspace for PhD students may be booked per person.

  • Bibliotheca Albertina: You can check here if lockers on loan are available or request one.
  • Campus Library: Lockers are awarded in order of the waiting list.
  • Medicine and Sciences Library: You can check here if lockers on loan are available or request one.
  • Library of Education and Sport Science: You can check here if lockers on loan are available or request one.

Mobile book carts

At Bibliotheca Albertina we offer mobile book carts that can be rented for six months by PhD students of Leipzig University.

At some of our branches we offer parent-child rooms that can be reserved via the website. The rooms have varying equipment, please see the list below. In the sanitary areas near the rooms there are diaper-changing tables and diaper pails.


Bibliotheca Albertina

Computer workplace, high chair/game table, resting/nursing chair, playpen, toys

Campus LibraryWorkplace, high chair/game table, playpen, toysReservation
Medicine and Sciences LibraryComputer workplace, high chair/game table, resting/nursing chair, playpen, toysReservation
Library of Education and Sport ScienceComputer workplace, high chair/game table, resting/nursing chair, playpen, toysReservation

Microforms (microfilm, microfiche)

Bibliotheca Albertina

Records, tapes

Library of Musicology

Special databases

Bibliotheca Albertina (American Space – Access to e-libraryUSA)

Library of Area Studies (Taiwan Resource Center for Chinese Studies – Access to databases of the National Central Library)