Business Administration & Economics reading room

Business Administration & Economics reading room

The Business Administration & Economics Library reading room

Business Administration and Economics (WIWI) Library
Innstrasse 27
94032 Passau
Phone: +49 851 509 1612
Opening hours

Map: all reading rooms
Floor plans: ground floor  first floor


Business and economics literature (17/Q, 40/Q)

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 subject librarian for Business and Economics.
Reading desks218 desk spaces, with 18 desk spaces in the notebook-free zone upstairs near the back of the reading room (in the direction of the refectory).
Group work roomsTwo lockable work rooms for small groups on the first and second floor. 
Reading terrace ('Leseterrasse')

30 open-air desk spaces. The reading terrace is open until approx. 7:30 p.m., weather permitting. There are power outlets and a WiFi access point, if you want to bring a notebook computer.

Photos of the reading terrace

Network connections and WiFi coverage, EDURAOM, 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)

Search stationsThree 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
and one Internet-enabled PC.
Scanners and copiers

Printer-copiers and the Scan_Box are located near the entrance.


In the entrance area of the reading room are 74 deposit lockers (1 or 2 € coin) are required.

There are 243 electronically operated daytime lockers in the basement. You need your CampusCard to use these. Like the coin-operated lockers, they are free to use. 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.

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 must not consume food or beverages in the reading room. However, you may 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.




Michael Zweier
Michael Zweier

Room ZB 227
Innstraße 29

Phone: +49 851 509 1604
Fax: +49 851 509 1602 Website Office hours:

Mittwoch 13.00 - 15.00 Uhr, Raum WIWI 230

Gabriele Berresheim

Room WIWI 231
Innstraße 29

Phone: +49 851 509 1624
Fax: +49 851 509 1602 Website