General reference works (11/AE-AZ), specialist reference works and compendia (11/B-Z), textbook collection (17/A-D,F,L,M,N,R,Z)
Reserve collections for subjects covered in the Book Tower and in the basement are located in the collection area (towards the back, next to the requested journals awaiting collection).
Short-term loans for use in the reading rooms against deposit of library card or student ID:
|Information||For enquiries related to the library, literature search, book locations, borrowing rules, interlibrary loans or our electronic services or library cards, contact the Central Information Desk.|
|Reading desks||There are currently 276 reading desks. 12 of which are located in the notebook-free zone in the gallery (west wing).|
Network connections and Wi-Fi coverage, EDUROAM, OpenVPN
A number of reading desks have been equipped with power sockets and wired network connectors. A number of tables in the reading rooms have been equipped with power sockets and wired network connectors. If you are using a notebook computer you can sign in to the network either using a network cable (reading room proxy, sign in using your library user credentials) or via Wi-Fi access using either OpenVPN or EDUROAM. Smartphones and tablet computers can only connect using EDUROAM. Wi-Fi access is available in the Central Library and all other reading rooms.
17 reading desks in 10 lockable cubicles in the west and east galleries. Reserved for postgraduates (doctoral and postdoctoral researchers) – registration is required. For more information and to have the keys issued to you, contact the check-out desk on the ground floor.
|Search stations||Four terminals with: |
and two Internet-enabled PCs.
|Scanners and copiers|
Lockers are located in the entrance area and are operated with two-euro coins.
Longer-term lockers for students writing their dissertation or thesis are available free of charge but in very limited supply.
|Bag/rucksack policy||You may not take any bags or rucksacks/backpacks, etc. into the reading room. However, you can bring protective covers for your notebook computer. Please use the available reading room baskets to carry books, pens, pencils, stationery, notebook computers and so on.|
|Mobile phone policy||Mobile 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). Non-excessive use of your mobile phone is permitted in the Library Lounge, as long as you keep the noise level to a minimum. You may use your mobile phone as normal in the specially designated mobile phone area in the Central Library ('Handy-Zone'). This area is located behind the Scan_Box.|
|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|
|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.|
The relationship between users and the library is governed by the General Regulations on the Use of the Bavarian Public Libraries.
|Contact persons for enquiries||Local borrowings: Martin Fernsebner|
Central Information Desk: Ingeborg Hopper