The University Library provides a total of 1,022 lockers at all reading rooms free of charge to library users. These are for daytime use only and must be cleared out at night.
A total of 154 lockers are available for use by students who are writing a dissertation or thesis. These can be used for longer periods of time. Long-term lockers (in German: ’Mietschließfach’) are located in the Central Library Building and in the Business Administration and Economics building next to the reading-room entrance and in the atrium behind the café area.
To register for a long-term locker, contact the information desks in the Central Library and the Business Administration and Economics reading room. To qualify for a long-term locker, you must provide a Confirmation of Dissertation/Thesis Form complete with the signature and stamp of the supervising chair.
locker door must remain open afterwards.
Operating the lockers
The Business Administration and Economics Library reading room also has coin-operated lockers which accept 1-euro and 2-euro coins.
In order to avoid prolonged use, access to the electronic lockers becomes automatically blocked when the allotted usage time is exceeded. To unblock them, a fee of 5 euros must be paid. To pay, there are payment machines available in the Central Library, in the Nikolakloster foyer, and in the Law Library (Juridicum) reading room.
When the time limit is exceeded for a long time, the fee increases to 10 euros. This increased fee cannot be paid at the payment machines. In this case, please contact the check-out desk of the Central Library (EC card payment). Payments can be made here from Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
If you do not have an EC card (e.g. you have a foreign bank account), the fee can be paid in cash or as a transfer and must be paid through the University's Pay Office.
In case of inordinate locker use, the University Library reserves the right to block the user account.
There are additionally over 1,700 lockers on campus, which are managed by the Buildings and Estates Section. These are lockers for prolonged use with a padlock. List of locations and rules of use.