The University library provides lockers at all reading rooms free of charge to library users. In total, there are 1,022 lockers available. These are for daytime use only and must be cleared 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 (near the entrance to the reading room and in the atrium behind the café bar).
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.
The vast majority of lockers on campus are electronic. They are operated using the CampusCard, which is given to every University member. Non-University members from the city and surrounding area may borrow special guest cards for their visit to the library. These are handed out from the check-out desks and require payment of a security deposit. Please leave the door opened when clearing the electronic lockers.
The Business Administration and Economics Library reading room also has coin-operated lockers which accept 1-euro and 2-euro coins.
If you exceed the loan period, electronic lockers are automatically blocked; you will not be able to unlock the locker with your CampusCard until you have paid the penalty. The initial penalty is 5 euros, but this can rise to 10 euros over time. Pay machines for penalty payments are located in the Central Library, in the Nikolakloster foyer and in the Law Library reading room.
If you have exceeded the locker loan period, the University Library has the right to block your user account.
There are an additional 1,700 lockers located throughout the campus, which can be locked by padlock and are intended for long-term use. These are managed by Buildings and Estates.