The mask requirement will no longer apply indoors at the University Library. Students may continue to check out reading room books for two weeks and use the scanning service. More information
Because of the energy-saving measures initiated by the Bavarian State Government, the reading rooms are currently only heated to 19°. In order to ensure a pleasant and concentrated stay, you are allowed to bring blankets and hot water bottles for the duration of the temperature reduction.
Ground floor (entrance level):
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 Law Library helpdesk.
|Reading desks||256 desk spaces|
WiFi access is available in the Central Library and all other reading rooms.
|Group study room|
On the ground floor, equipped with 8 desk spaces, a blackboard, projector and WiFi access. More information
|Carrels||Eleven lockable work cubicles (third floor), partly assigned to doctoral students. Final examination candidates have priority when requesting free carrels – for more information and the keys (for single-day use) ask at the borrowing desk.|
|Library trolleys for postgraduates ('Doktorandenwagen')|
The law library reading room has lockable trolleys for storing borrowed items and one's own study materials. Postgraduates and visiting scholars can borrow these trolleys free of charge for up to six months.
|Library portal ('Bib-Portal') stations||Two terminals with acess to Passau Search Portal: |
|Copiers and printers|
There are 198 electronically operated daytime lockers in the entrance area. These are operated using your Mensacard. Like the coin-operated lockers, use of these is free of charge. 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.
Longer-term lockers for students writing their dissertation or thesis are available free of charge but in very limited supply. More Information.
Additional lockers are located in the basement. Remember to bring your own padlock!
|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).|
|Food and drink|
You may not consume food or beverages in the reading room. However, you are allowed to 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|
The relationship between users and the library is governed by the General Regulations on the Use of the Bavarian Public Libraries.