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Computer Science & Mathematics reading room

Computer Science and Mathematics building (IM)
Innstrasse 33
94032 Passau
Phone: +49 851 509 1613
Opening hours / Show free seats in the reading rooms

Map of all reading rooms
Floor plans: Lower level  Upper level

Holdings and Equipment

Entrance level:
Computer Science and Mathematics: Monographs, bound journal volumes and current-year journals (80/SA), textbook collection (17/S,U,V,W,Y), reserve collections. Mathematics: Dictionaries, encyclopedias (80/SB, SC)

Mathematics (80/SD-SN), Computer Science (80/SR-SU), Communications Technology (82/Z), Natural Sciences (82/T-Y - only Journals and Encyclopedias)


For enquiries related to the library, literature search, book locations, borrowing rules, interlibrary loans or our electronic services, contact the subject librarian for Computer Science and Mathematics.

Reading desks

There are 90 desks in the Lower level, 24 desks in the Upper level, 6 Carrels and a Group Study Room with 8 seats.


Wi-Fi access is available in the Central Library and all other reading rooms.

Accessing the network with a mobile device

Access Problems: ask ZIM-Support.

Group study room

Equipped with 8 desk spaces, a blackboard, projector and WiFi access. More information


Six reading desks (upstairs) for doctoral and postdoctoral researchers – available upon application. These spaces have a power and network connection. For more information and keys, ask at the reading room helpdesk.

Postgraduate carrel regulations (German)

Carrel application

Online with your own device

The reading rooms and other freely accessible rooms (group study rooms, library lounge, learning room central library) are equipped with WLAN routers. For WLAN access, eduroam must be installed. The ZIM user name is required for login. Non-university members cannot use the university WLAN.

BayernWLAN - comes with free login - is accessible in all reading rooms. Be aware: you do not have acces to licensed e-ressources. Computer, internet, and wi-fi

Search Stations

There is at least one search station in every single reading room - without need to login.

  • Access the Passau Search Portal (search, request, renewal and reservation functions)
  • Access to databases, e-books and e-journals. Download to a USB-Stick or print on a Campus-Drucker. Copiers, scanners, printers


There ist at least one ZIM-Pool-PC in every single reading room. The PC ist exactly equipped as the devices in the Universities's PC-Pools. Login with ZIM user name.

Copiers and printers

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


There are 120 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.

In the basement, operated using a 2-euro coin or a padlock (to be provided by you).

Bag/rucksack policy

You 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 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, 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.


Dr. Thomas Nachreiner
Dr. Thomas Nachreiner
Room ZB 235b
Innstraße 29
Phone: +49(0)851/509-1608
Sonja Wildbihler
Room IM 145
Innstraße 29
Phone: +49(0)851/509-1671
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