Law Library (Juridicum) reading room

Law Library (Juridicum) reading room

The Law Library reading room

Innstrasse 39
94032 Passau
Phone: +49 851 509 1616
Opening hours

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Floor plans: ground floor first floor   second floor  third floor
Photos (Flickr)


Ground floor (entrance level):
Textbook collection for all Law holdings (17/PC-PZ), general periodicals (31/PA), official gazettes (31/PB), reference works, Festschriften (31/PC), journal volumes of the current year in the journal trays (bound volumes are located together with the book holdings), reserve collections

First floor:
Civil Law (31/PD), Commercial Law (31/PE), Labour Law (31/PF), Civil Procedure (31/PG), General Law (31/PI), International Law (31/PR)

Second floor:
European Law (PS), International Private Law (31/PT), Foreign Private Law (31/PU)

Third floor:
Foreign Private Law (31/PU), Roman Law (31/PV), History of Law (31/PW)

Overview of all Law Library holdings

Lists of newly acquired books, e-books and the tables of contents of selected journals can be found under new acquisitions.


For enquiries related to the library, literature search, book locations, borrowing rules, interlibrary loans or our electronic services, contact the Law Library helpdesk.

Reading desks256 desk spaces, of which 120 are in the notebook-free zone on the first floor.
Network connections and WiFi coverage, EDUROAM, OpenVPN

A large number of reading desks have power and network connectors. WiFi access is available throughout the reading room.

Going online in the reading rooms with your smartphone, notebook or tablet computer (German)

Group tutorial room

On the ground floor, equipped with 8 desk spaces, a blackboard, projector and WiFi access.

More information

CarrelsEleven lockable work cubicles (third floor), partly assigned to doctoral students. Final examination candidates have priority when requesting free carrels – for more information and the keys (for single-day use) ask at the borrowing desk.
Library trolleys for postgraduates ('Doktorandenwagen')

The law library reading room has lockable trolleys for storing borrowed items and one's own study materials. Postgraduates and visiting scholars can borrow these trolleys free of charge for up to six months.

More information

Library portal ('Bib-Portal') stationsTwo terminals with:
  • InfoGuide research portal with the Passau catalogue (search, request, renewal and reservation functions)
  • Union Catalogue of the Bavarian Library Network
  • Access to databases and e-journals
Copiers and printers

Printer-copiers (located on the ground floor, first and second floors)
Scan_Box (located on the third floor)


There are 198 electronically operated daytime lockers in the entrance area. These are operated using your Mensacard. Like the coin-operated lockers, use of these is free of charge. However, to discourage permanent use of these lockers, you will be charged a minimum of 5 euros if the locker is not emptied by the closing time of the relevant reading room.

How to use the lockers and locker regulations

Longer-term lockers for students writing their dissertation or thesis are available free of charge but in very limited supply. More Information.

Additional lockers are located in the basement. Remember to bring your own padlock!

Bag/rucksack policyYou may not take any bags or rucksacks/backpacks, etc. into the reading room. What kinds of bags are permitted in the reading rooms?
Mobile phone policyMobile phones must be set to 'silent mode' while in the library. You may not make phone calls or listen to voicemail messages. You are allowed to receive text messages, but only with the phone set to 'silent mode' (i.e. no acoustic notifications).
Food and drink

You may not consume food or beverages in the reading room. However, you are allowed to bring drinking water onto the premises in a transparent, sealable glass or plastic bottle.

Behaviour while in the library

Library regulations

Break discs ('Pausenscheibe')Break discs should be set to indicate when you leave your desk and intend to return later on. If you do not return within the next 60 minutes, or if you do not leave a break disc indicating when you left, other users have the right to use your desk space, see Desk reservation discs to prevent permanent desk occupancy
Library regulations

The relationship between users and the library is governed by the General Regulations on the Use of the Bavarian Public Libraries.


Corinna Meinel

Room ZB 231/JUR 037
Innstraße 29

Phone: +49 851 509 1605
Fax: +49 851 509 1602 Website Office hours:

Dienstag 13-15 Uhr an der Info-Theke Juridicum ; Mittwoch 13-15 Uhr (ZB 231)

Elisabeth Niederhuber

Room JUR 052a
Innstraße 29

Phone: +49 851 509 1680
Fax: +49 851 509 1602 Website